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Greek Philosophy Boiled Down - Part VIII
2017-08-20 11:57
Aristotle’s pupil was a certain Alexander, a Macedonian prince who would grow up to establish an empire as big as the empire of the Ottomans, which would come into being a thousand yea… Read More
Greek Philosophy Boiled Down - Part VII
2017-08-12 14:21
William of Ockham, an English philosopher, is credited with the principle of Occam’s razor, also used by scientists such as Einstein. The Occam's razor principle says that the sim… Read More
Greek Philosophy Boiled Down - Part VI
2017-08-06 13:27
READ PARTS I to V HEREAs a young man of 17 or 18 years, Aristotle was sent to Plato’s Academy to learn from the great master himself, who by now had become almost a legend in… Read More
Greek Philosophy Boiled Down - Part V
2017-07-28 14:25
READ PARTS I to IV HEREWhile Socrates was defending his opinions in the great halls of Athens, the city-state was falling apart. Wars were being fought, and people were becoming po… Read More
Greek Philosophy Boiled Down - Part IV
2017-07-21 07:22
READ PARTS I, II AND III HEREAround the same time that Pythagoras was reflecting on the impossibility of irrational numbers and the apparently numerical nature of eternity, across… Read More
Greek Philosophy Boiled Down - Part III
2017-07-14 07:38
READ PARTS I AND II HEREOf all the thinkers, mathematicians, geometers and physicians among the Ancient Greek line-up of astonishing mortal men, among the most famous is Pythagoras. As… Read More
Greek Philosophy Boiled Down - Part II
2017-07-05 14:17
There was once a city called Miletus, which flourished in the sixth century BC.  One of its citizens was a man called Thales, a businessman with a head for philosophy. Thales could be c… Read More
Greek Philosophy Boiled Down - Part I
2017-06-30 06:24
Greek philosophy once played a vital role as the backbone of Western Civilisation, and it continues to underpin our world view. But what do we mean by Civilisation anyway, and how did i… Read More
The Swerve Of Fate
2017-06-21 08:24
From the very first time that pen was set to paper, poets and writers wrote about the subject that probably preoccupies us the most: fate. The past is over; we know it can’t be altered… Read More
Frankenstein, Dracula And Science
2017-05-25 07:32
As John Edgar Browning says in his collection of essays, ‘Draculas, Vampires and Other Undead Forms’, “the story of the birthing of Frankenstein’s monster, in many wa… Read More

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