Geoff A Howard

Portraits of Philosophers

In 1978 I was asked by the BBC to photograph a number of eminent philosophers for a book entitled “Men of Ideas: Some Creators of Contemporary Philosophy”. I should probably have taken the opportunity to ask each for his personal idea of the meaning of life, but I’m afraid I never did.

Other than the various professors shown here, this section of my files contains portraits of Bryan Magee, Ronald Dworkin and Ernest Gellner. Knowing I have pictures of philosophers, picture researchers do sometimes ask me for a photograph of Descartes or Socrates, but I’m afraid I have only the people named here.