Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a profoundly influential German philosopher, born in the university city of Königsberg. He was Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at Königsberg in 1770 and worked as a private tutor in nearby towns. Never traveling too far, most of his life was spent within 10 miles of the city of his birth.… Read More Immanuel Kant – A smart guy with his head in the clouds?
» Skip intro and go directly to Rabbi Maller’s article » Terrorism is a topic you won’t see too often at earthpages.org. My reasons are simple. For many years I have been under the impression that the mind of the terrorist is so thoroughly conditioned – possibly possessed – that no reasonable arguments against his or… Read More A Muslim And A Jewish Voice Against Terrorism | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD.
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was an influential ‘alternative’ Bohemian novelist born of German-speaking Jewish parents in Prague. Kafka pursued an education in law and took a position in an insurance firm (1907-23) before moving to Berlin. He published short stories and critical essays. His best-known work, Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis, 1916), is about a man who awakes… Read More Franz Kafka – Dark dreams with a piercing intellect
In my search for interesting news and fast ways to find it, I stumbled upon this RSS reader today. It’s a bit heavy on the “upgrade” option…. meaning, if you try to do a ‘search any topic’ you get a frozen page with an ad offering a 7 day free trial of the pro version.… Read More Nice RSS Reader with direct links to Reddit
Mike Ryder, Lancaster University Like it or loathe it, the robot revolution is now well underway and the futures described by writers such as Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl and Philip K. Dick are fast turning from science fiction into science fact. But should robots have rights? And will humanity ever reach a point where human… Read More It could be time to start thinking about a cybernetic Bill of Rights
Predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein, black holes have so far been mysterious cosmic objects, but now things could change: being able to photograph them means not only having direct evidence … Source: The black Hole Opinion: It looks like we have a great little debate brewing here. Today’s Opinion comes in the form… Read More The black Hole | + Opinion
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Anyone with any understanding would remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways and from two causes, namely, when they’ve come from the light into the darkness and when they’ve come from the darkness into the light.† Sorry folks. I’m not going to talk about the classic…
Linguistics is the study of language, including its elements, character, structure and modifications. Much has been said in academic circles about structural and poststructural approaches but serious thinking about language goes back to ancient times. In pre-Christian Greece, several old school philosophers discussed issues arising around logos (speech, account, reason, definition, rational faculty, proportion) and… Read More Linguistics – Not a new thing