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What the Age of Enlightenment brought about One of our basic beliefs is that the human condition has improved over the course of history and will continue to improve thanks to the accumulation of human knowledge. The belief in progress stretches...
Love-hate relationship between two prominent philosophers Hannah Arendt was a German-born U.S. political theorist who worked on the risks of fascism, as demonstrated by her books like “Eichmann in Jerusalem” and “The Origins of Totalitarianism.” When it comes to his teacher...
From Confucius to Nietzsche With the advent of smartphones, most people struggle to limit time on social media or video platforms. Worse, many find it very hard to stay off their mobile devices. One significant consequence is that people do not...
Gaston Bachelard studies four major fire complexes The virus pandemic prompts people to leave for camping instead of taking a flight to overseas tourist attractions. After pitching a tent and eating, they tend to space out while starting at the...
What books a great painter read to paint his pictures Relatives of Vincent van Gogh worried that the 19th-century painter was the black sheep of the family. But in fact, by the family name Gogh, the world remembers only one...
Debates continue about organic evolution 100 years after publication When Jean-Baptiste Lamarck was alive in the 18th century, and early 19th century, Georges Cuvier was a dominant biologist in France. And the latter was not a supporter of evolution. After the...
A classic volume about value investing Ask Warren Buffet, one of the great financial investors in the world, what book a newcomer in the stock market should read. Then, he will be sure to pick up this book, “The Intelligent...
New era of metaverse dawns Neal Stephenson authored a science fiction novel, named "Snow Crash," in 1992 where human avatars interact with each other and software agents in a three-dimensional virtual space. The novel piqued the curiosity of some Korean fans...
Michel Foucault brings forth concept of episteme In his book “The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences,” French philosopher Michel Foucault brought forth the concept of “episteme.” The 1966 book is about 55 years old, but his “episteme,”...
Did Hawking write a religious book? I heard quite often that God exists outside of space-time and that prompted me to pick Stephen Hawking’s best-seller of “A Brief History of Time,” which was published in 1988 and revised in 1996. I...

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