TILES ABOUT THE PHILOSOPHES OF FREE AMSTERDAM
(The English version of this site is under construction.) During the free philosophical walking routes on this site you will learn more about Descartes, Spinoza, Locke and other philosophers. At nine important points along the walking routes (from autumn 2019) there are sidewalk tiles with quotes from their books to remind them.
Freedom is perhaps the most important characteristic of today's Western society. During the routes through Amsterdam you understand how this freedom originated and what preceded it. You also discover that this freedom needed fights with the danger of one's own life and sometimes with death as a result. The influence of these Amsterdam thinkers on our world is explained.
Thanks to the HFA, Humanism Fund Amsterdam, which made this walk possible. Individual freedom precedes Humanism: the HFA supports projects that connect Amsterdam to Humanism.