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The Battle for the History of France Chapter 1, Fortune Favors the Bold, part II

By Dean Alexander                                                                                

A war of scholarship, part II

The political, societal, and personal circumstances behind the formation of the world’s most influential historical journal… 3.880 palabras más

To willingly act in unity before we willingly forget in despair

The smoke never really clears. The smell of sulfur and saltpeter lingers, a haze swirling over the blood-smeared floors of schools, churches and movie theaters, a sinking fog kissing the grey, turned ground of fresh graves, seeping into the chasms of breaking hearts. 2.625 palabras más

Politics

The Battle for the History of France Chapter 1, Fortune Favors the Bold

By Dean Alexander

A war of scholarship

The political, societal, and personal circumstances behind the formation of the world’s most influential historical journal

Just as the annals of historical thought serves to explain the content of written history, the history of the  3.376 palabras más

Durkheim: Shallow Society as Violence (A Developed Critique of Durkheim using Mencius)

Durkheim originally investigates the ritual practices of the Intichiuma to understand the development of religion. In this tribe, a plant is marked as the sacred as it is pollinated and cared for by the Intichiuma. 1.394 palabras más

Philosophy

Reading Response to Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim seems to take a socio-reductionist approach to religion. That is, he reduces religion to society as something humanly created or projected onto reality. This can be seen on page 196: “So, we can say that it is man who makes his gods, or at least makes them endure, but at the same time it is through them that he himself endures” He elaborates on this further by using society as an example. 569 palabras más

Philosophy

Reading Response to Mencius

Mencius’ debate over human nature with Gaozi in book 6 of the Mencius seems more important than the debate between Locke and Hume. The method of Mencius’ first argument rests in how it resonates with persons. 487 palabras más

Philosophy