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Modern Philosophy : Perfect Guide To Provide a General Overview of Philosophy

Focuses on issues of knowledge, skepticism, justification

Modern philosophy is philosophy developed in the modern era and associated with modernity. Philosophy is a latin word “philosophia” which means love of wisdom.

It helps us rediscover our traditional beliefs in a larger context by considering the role of chance in our lives.

Modern Philosophy

It set for itself the three ideals of simplicity, certainty, and linear comprehensiveness . René Descartes is often credited with being the “Father of Modern Philosophy .


  • Focus on issues of knowledge, skepticism, justification.
  • Faith in progress
  • Individualism.
  • A certain ambivalence about emotions.
  • Rationalism and Reliance on science


Modern philosophy refers to the way people gather and confirm knowledge through direct experiences and logic . The modern period of philosophy begins in the 17th century . The 17th and early 20th centuries roughly mark the beginning and the end of modern philosophy. It is important because it has enhanced the human understanding of nature, experiences, and the universe.


Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) , Ludwig Wittgenstein ( 1889–1951) ,René Descartes ( 1596–1650 ) ,Friedrich Nietzsche ( 1844–1900 ) , Thomas Nagel , Martha Nussbaum , Judith Butler, Bertrand Russell , David Chalmers , Noam Chomsky, Daniel Dennett , Sally Haslanger , Noam Chomsky , Jürgen Habermas , Linda Martin Alcoff .


  • Republic
  • Plato
  • Apology
  • Theaetetus
  • Phaedo
  • Nicomachean Ethics
  • Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Passions of the Soul
  • Social Contract
  • Emilé, or On Education
  • Philosophical Investigations

These are the lists of some famous books . you can gain more knowledge after reading these books . Plato is my personal favourite book , the writer has explained it very well and easy to read for all .


Who is known as the modern philosophy?

René Descartes is often credited with being the “Father of Modern Philosophy.”

What are the five modern philosophy?

includes perennialism, essentialism, social reconstructionism, progressivism, and existentialism on teaching.


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