CONSIDERING THE PAST:
A HISTORY OF HUMANITY

Bang, biology, early religion

Ancient Civilizations

the Middle Ages

Asian civilizations

Europeans to the 17th Century

18th and 19th Centuries

Empire and the World Wars

After 1945

ESSAYS

A Few First Thoughts — short and simple

Philosophers — includes Gary Gutting, Susan Haack, Socrates, Wittgenstein and others

Philosophical Issues — includes atheism & agnositicsm, accident, subjectivity and abstractions, antinomies

Science — neuroscience, biology, computers versus imagination; math and numbers; space and time

Morality — includes Moral Relativism and Sam Harris

Politics — morality and modern government, freedom, Aristotle, Hobbes, US Constitution

Books — most recent: Trusting Doubt, by Valerie Tarico (published 2010)

Misc/People — includes Alice Walker, Putin, Ernest Hemingway, Steve Jobs

Subject Timeline since 2013

RECENT  

17 Dec – What to believe?

  7 Oct – Stephen Paddock, killer

21 Sep – Korean War versus Vietnam

  1 Sep – Tax Plan

29 Aug – books: The Trial of Adolf Hitler, by David King

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