About Us

Great Thinkers

Great Thinkers is a web resource aimed at introducing the great thinkers of Western thought, with a particular emphasis on political philosophy. Featuring biographies, introduction, bibliographies of the best secondary literature as well as multimedia content on thinkers from Plato to Nietzsche, the site seeks to aid students and other interested parties in their study of the most fundamental ideas, texts, and thinkers of the tradition. With the aid of these resources, the project hopes to stimulate the kind of serious reading and reflection that are prerequisites for free government and the highest form of liberal education.

Great Thinkers currently features twenty-two sites devoted to political thinkers — including Plato, Aristotle, The Federalist, John Locke, Thomas Aquinas, Moses Maimonides, Shakespeare, and Alexis de Tocqueville, among others. More are to be added in the coming months. We warmly welcome feedback and suggestions.

The Foundation for Constitutional Government

The Foundation for Constitutional Government is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to supporting the serious study of politics and political philosophy both online and on campus, with particular attention to the Constitutional character of American government and the founding of the United States. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Foundation for Constitutional Government to support Great Thinkers as well as other FCG initiatives.