Empiricism and Ethics

About ethical, educational and political theory of John Locke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZiWZJgJT7I     2. About ethical, educational and political theory of George Berkeley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi6TbMEk_T4   3. About ethical, educational and political theory of David Hume https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS52H_CqZLE  


Locke, substance is just an idea

John Locke,  Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690)  Chapter XXIII: Complex ideas of substances   1. The mind is supplied with many simple ideas, which come to it through the senses from outer things or through reflection on its own activities. Sometimes it notices that a certain number of these simple ideas go constantly together, and … Leggi tutto Locke, substance is just an idea

The universe in time-lapse

https://youtu.be/TBikbn5XJhg On a cosmic time scale, human history is as brief as the blink of an eye. By compressing all 13.8 billion years of time into a 10 minute scale, this video shows just how young we truly are, and just how ancient and vast our universe is. Starting with the big bang and culminating … Leggi tutto The universe in time-lapse

The rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire

Here is a short video of a TED Lesson telling the history of Byzantine Empire. Following the link you can find further materials, quiz, and bibliography) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okph9wt8I0A   (THE FOLLOWING TEXT WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED BY HISTORY.COM) The Byzantine Empire was a vast and powerful civilization with origins that can be traced to 330 A.D., when the … Leggi tutto The rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire

Hume, On causation

Here some extracts from David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature, (1739) Book 1, part III about cause and effect. 2: Probability, and the idea of cause and effect "To begin in an orderly fashion, we must consider the idea of causation and see from what origin it is derived. • It is impossible to reason … Leggi tutto Hume, On causation

Filosofare col martello. Nietzsche

Un indice provvisorio e incompleto di materiali vari.   di Nicola Zuin e Alessandro Genovese: Tra le vette dello spirito e le profondità del corpo Nietzsche e la montagna La paura di essere se stessi: Zarathustra di Nietzsche L’io claustrofobico e la sua guarigione. Descartes, Nietzsche e la paura della solitudine Altri materiali su nowxhere: Un sentiero per … Leggi tutto Filosofare col martello. Nietzsche

The Constitution of the United States (1787)

 The Constitution of the United StatesThe Bill of Rights & All Amendments (Preamble) We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain … Leggi tutto The Constitution of the United States (1787)

The crusades

(this post adapts materials taken from BBC Bitesize and History.com) What started the crusades In the Middle Ages, the Muslim world stretched from India to Spain, including Jerusalem and the Holy Land. It was scientifically and culturally ahead of the Christian countries of western Europe. By 1070, more and more Turkish nomads were settling in … Leggi tutto The crusades

Guerra e potere nel tardo medioevo

politica e società nel tardo medioevo (beta version) Impero, Chiesa, Monarchie e Comuni tra il X e il XIV secolo

Slave trade and slavery

Here you can find a few resources about slavery and slave trade.   Slave trade (on BBC Bitesize) A few scenes from Amistad, a Steven Spielberg movie, based on the true story of the events in 1839 aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen abducted for the slave trade managed to gain control of … Leggi tutto Slave trade and slavery