‘400 Quotations from the Great Philosophers of the 17th Century’ features the unparalleled wit and wisdom of some of the 17th century’s greatest philosophers, including Voltaire and Montesquieu.
These great minds are responsible for some of the most famous quotes in the world, and their influence continues to this day. Guaranteed to educate and entertain, ‘400 Quotations from the Great Philosophers of the 17th Century’ is a hand-picked collection ideal for those needing a bit of extra philosophical guidance.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu (1689-1755) was a French historian and political philosopher, famous for his work ‘The Spirit of Law’ which influenced the drafting of the U.S. Constitution.
Voltaire (1694-1778) was a French enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his novella ‘Candide’. He famously criticised Christianity and slavery and advocated for freedom of speech and the separation of church and state.
Baruch Spinoza (1635-1677) was a leading philosophical figure of the Dutch Golden Age and wrote the influential ‘Ethics’.
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was a French mathematician, philosopher, and writer. His two most famous works are ‘The Lettres Provinciales’ and ‘The Pensées’.