Philosophy Blog

Written by Clara Waters

Charles Ignatius Sancho is perhaps best described in his own words, “jolly African, who wishes health and peace to every religion and country throughout the ample range of God’s creation!”  (Letter 128) and “The first part of my life was rather unlucky, as I was placed in a family who judged ignorance the best and only security for obedience. A little reading and writing I got by unwearied application. The latter part of my life has been – through God’s blessing, truly fortunate, having spent it in the service of the best families in the kingdom. My chief pleasure has been books. Philosophy I adore.” (Letter 36)

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Written by Pinar Karaman Kaan

There is no written recorded information about Yunus Emre’s life and only his poems survive but it is generally agreed that he lived between 1240 and 1320. He was born in Sarikoy, a village by the Sakarya River, Anatolia, now modern-day Turkey. He lost his father at an early age, leaving Yunus and his mother to make their living by farming.

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