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  

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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

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

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

Hegel: Social and Political Thought

Extract from the article originally posted by the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Hegel: Social and Political Thought Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) is one of the greatest systematic thinkers in the history of Western philosophy. In addition to epitomizing German idealist philosophy, Hegel boldly claimed that his own system of philosophy represented an historical culmination of … Leggi tutto Hegel: Social and Political Thought

Les Annales, il sito

Il sito della celebre rivista fondata da Marc Bloch e Lucien Febvre. Tra le molte risorse ospita i link ai siti dove è possibile leggere la quasi totalità dei numeri e degli articoli. http://annales.ehess.fr/index.php Fondée en 1929 par Marc Bloch et Lucien Febvre, les Annales illustrent, au-delà de ce prestigieux héritage, la recherche historique dans … Leggi tutto Les Annales, il sito

Telling the history of the American Revolution

(scroll to the bottom to find a collection of different resources telling the history of theAmerican Revolution.) LEAD UP TO THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR (originally poste by: History.com) For more than a decade before the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775, tensions had been building between colonists and the British authorities. Attempts by the British government to raise … Leggi tutto Telling the history of the American Revolution