An exhibition at Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum examines fashion's role in supporting social hierarchies that emerged during the landmark intellectual movement
She was brilliant and unconventional, but her life had a tragic end
The artist says the sculpture depicts an everywoman, reflecting the 18th-century philosopher's continuing relevance today
Spencer's ideas laid the groundwork for social Darwinism, but scholars say there was much more to the Victorian Age thinker than that
When utilitarian thinker Jeremy Bentham died in 1832, he requested his preserved remains be displayed in "an appropriate box or case"
The 1966 Honda Super Hawk featured in Robert Pirsig’s book on values was recently acquired by the National Museum of American History
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. carbonized papyrus scrolls, which may now be readable
Written well before the philosopher wrote his seminal treatise on the subject, the text discusses religious tolerance
'The Clockwork Condition' was intended to be a philosophical examination of themes raised in his most popular and problematic novel
Three hundred years ago this week, the French philosopher and writer began his career with a popular retelling of Sophocles' 'Oedipus'
Jeremy Bentham requested that rings containing locks of his hair be sent to 26 people. He also wanted his body to be put on display
Foucault did not want the work to be published posthumously, but his family and heirs decided that the time had come for the book to be released
The 112 letters were written to filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, who had a seven-year relationship with the French philosopher
Even though she was a keen politicker and influential patron, she’s been historically overlooked
The center will bring together researchers, artists, historians and philosophers to learn how art museums can promote empathy and understanding
When compared on equal footing, Marx stands out above the crowd