1832 in History (Events & Quotes)

1832 in History (Events & Quotes)

January 16 Charles Darwin arrives at San Tiago, Cape Verde. February 6 The first appearance of cholera at Edinburgh, Scotland. February 12 Ecuador annexes the Galapagos Islands. February 12 Cholera breaks out in London. At least 3000 people are killed. The outbreak...
Power and Symbolism During the Time of Augustus

Power and Symbolism During the Time of Augustus

Before Octavian became emperor Augustus, his first strategic effort was to cement his lineage and father-son relationship with the recently murdered dictator Julius Caesar. By strengthening his relationship with the influential Julian house, he acquired many benefits...
Morality and Virtue in The Prince by Machiavelli

Morality and Virtue in The Prince by Machiavelli

What is good and is it always wise to choose virtue over vice? What if choosing to do good led to your demise, would you still do good or would you consider being cunning and maybe appear to be whatever is needed in that situation which leads to your well-being. In...
Existential Arguments Against the Scientific Paradigm

Existential Arguments Against the Scientific Paradigm

On Being and Truth: Existentialist arguments against the authority of rational thinking and the scientific paradigm The universe and our world are governed by natural laws, and these laws we as humans or more specifically the scientists among us, can discover and...
The Age of Enlightenment: One or Many?

The Age of Enlightenment: One or Many?

What was the age of enlightenment? Was it a unified and distinct movement that took place in 18th century Europe or is the story of the Enlightenment much more complicated and multifaceted than that? In this article I’ve decided to zero in on precisely this...
A Brief History of How Magic Developed in Modern Europe

A Brief History of How Magic Developed in Modern Europe

How did the concept or practice of magic really begin in the West? We know for example that the religion of the ancient Egyptians was in some regards indistinguishable from certain definitions we have of magic, especially ritual magic. But how did magic begin in...

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