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16 08, 2017

Ancient philosophy: ethics, fate, and science

By |2018-04-24T11:55:01-07:00August 16th, 2017|Philosophy|0 Comments

Weighing the souls of the dead Philosophy means the love of wisdom. But what does that mean? It's hard to separate philosophy from religion. And it's also hard to draw a line between philosophy and science and mathematics. All of these are parts of people's search to make order out of nature. They're a way of [...]

3 08, 2017

The Clerk’s Tale – Chaucer – Canterbury Tales

By |2019-04-09T12:10:27-07:00August 3rd, 2017|Literature, Medieval|0 Comments

Just like the Clerk's Tale: Clerks in the Manessa Codex (1300 AD) A story from Boccaccio Chaucer's Clerk's Tale is actually taken from one of Boccaccio's stories, and because of that the story's action happens in Italy. Who was Boccaccio? Who was Chaucer? More medieval literature All our medieval Europe articles What's the Clerk's [...]

21 07, 2017

Vessantara Jataka – Buddhism – India

By |2019-10-17T05:57:29-07:00July 21st, 2017|India|0 Comments

Vessantara and Maddi and their two children (Sanchi stupa, Northern Gateway, ca. 50 BC) - a Jataka story Another Jataka story This Buddhist story is a Jataka tale from about 400 BC. Jataka tales illustrate Buddhist ideas, like Bible stories for Christians. What is Buddhism? More Jataka stories More Indian stories All our India articles Vessantara decides [...]