Philosophy & History

Philosophy & History

Why China Did Not Have A Renaissance – And Why That Matters

The r/Renaissance is often characterized as a particular epoch in European history and an important element in the traditional narrative of the rise of the West. Thomas Maissen and Barbara Mittler present different approaches to the question whether the European r/Renaissance offers new possibilities to the writing of global history.

Philosophy & History

Amazing Photos of Houses Show What Being at Home Means Around the World

Through the gaze of his camera, photographer Maurice Weiss reflects on the meanings and importance of houses and homes.

Philosophy & History

Karl Marx and the Problem with Work

That every individual is required to work is a social convention and disciplinary apparatus rather than an economic necessity.

Philosophy & History

W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Civil Rights Activist

Historian and sociologist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois is one of the most important African-American activists of the 20th century. He was a prolific author and public intellectual and co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

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