Hobbes is the founding father of modern political philosophy directly or indirectly he has set the terms of debate about the fundamentals of political life right into our own times few have liked his thesis that the problems of political life mean that a society should accept an unaccountable sovereign as its sole political authority . Stoicism was one of the new philosophical movements of the hellenistic period the name derives from the porch stoa poikile in the agora at athens decorated with mural paintings where the members of the school congregated and their lectures were heldunlike epicurean the sense of the english adjective stoical is not utterly misleading with regard to its philosophical origins. Africana philosophy is the name for an emergent and still developing field of ideas and idea spaces intellectual endeavors discourses and discursive networks within and beyond academic philosophy that was recognized as such by national and international organizations of professional philosophers including the american philosophical association starting in the 1980s. On the other hand commentators like leora batnitzky have argued that when compared with the thought of leo strauss for whom jewish philosophy still holds a place for revelation levinas work largely rehabilitates the tradition of modern philosophy and with it a secular almost political project batnitzky 2006 4
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