History of physics in prehistory and antiquity

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The history of physics traces the origin and evolution of currents of thought and knowledge in the physical sciences. Themes Several parallel issues overlap over the centuries: determinism and probabilistic physics; Laplace has scarcely conceived the project of a total … Read More

Natural philosophy

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Natural philosophy, known in Latin as philosophia naturalis, is an expression that applied to the objective study of nature and the physical universe that reigned before the development of modern science. Traditionally allied with natural theology, it used to designate … Read More

The history of contemporary philosophy

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 (A. von Menzel, The iron rolling mill (1875). The Industrial Revolution brings about a change in living conditions, which reflects on philosophical, economic and political thought.) The philosophy of the nineteenth century is divided into different directions. It includes Romantic … Read More

Ancient philosophy – Socrates

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The term ancient philosophy generally refers to Hellenistic philosophy, which was born in the seventh century BC, with Socrates and Plato, and their successors in the Roman Empire as well as in the Arab-Muslim world. It thus applies to a … Read More

The needs and usefulness of history of science

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(Newton’s reflector, the first reflecting telescope) The history of science is the study of the evolution of scientific knowledge. Science, as a body of knowledge but also as a way of approaching and understanding the world, has developed gradually over … Read More

Aesthetics in Middle Ages, Renaissance and XVII – XVIII centuries

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Middle Ages  (Teaching Boethius, manuscript of the Consolation of Philosophy, 1385.) The aesthetics of the Middle Ages take up the principles of Neoplatonism by relating them to the theological model of Christianity. It is considered then that in artistic creation … Read More

Aesthetics in Antiquity

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In its broadest definition, aesthetics is concerned with sensory perceptions, the essence and perception of beauty, emotions and judgments related to perceptions, as well as art in all its forms (music, painting, gastronomy, etc.) and all its aspects (work, creativity, … Read More

History of medieval philosophy

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(Dialectic and rhetoric are among the seven liberal arts (illustration of Hortus Deliciarum, v. 1180).) The medieval philosophy of the West and the Middle East derive from the same current. It is the Muslim and Christian thinkers, then between Muslims … Read More

Christmas during the Renaissance

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Before the Christianization of the West, Christmas was called Dies Natalis Solis Invicti and corresponded to the birth day of Sol Invictus. The date of 25 December has been set as the great feast of the undefeated Sun (Sol Invictus) … Read More

Short book history

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The history of the book is that of a series of technical innovations that have improved the quality of access to information, portability, and the cost of production. But considered from the artistic or collection point of view, the book … Read More

Short history of London

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London in Roman times The regions around London (now within the boundaries of Greater London) seem to have been inhabited by Britons islanders since prehistoric times, but no archaeological evidence has been unearthed in north of London bridge, where the … Read More

History

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(History by Frederick Dielman (1896)) History is the science that studies the past of human society. The object of history is not limited to political events, such as for example battles or deeds of kings and emperors. It includes economic, … Read More

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