Polystratus the Epicurean

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It is impossible to better grasp the currents of ideas which agitated minds towards the middle of the second century than in the little treatise On the Unreasonable Contempt for Popular Opinions by Polystratus (1) who succeeded Hermarqus at the … Read More

Isaac Newton on the action at a distance in gravity: With or without God?

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The interpretation of Isaac Newton’s texts has sparked controversy to this day. One of the most heated debates relates to the action between two bodies distant from each other (the gravitational attraction), and to what extent Newton involved God in … Read More

Causal Loops in Time Travel

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About the possibility of time traveling based on several specialized works, including those of Nicholas J. J. Smith (“Time Travel“), William Grey (”Troubles with Time Travel”), Ulrich Meyer (”Explaining causal loops”), Simon Keller and Michael Nelson (”Presentists should believe in … Read More

Epicurus and Epicureanism

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After the massive system of the Stoics, it is a relaxation to rest in the garden where Epicurus philosophizes in private with his friends, while Zeno attracts the public crowd to the Poecile portico. Between these two minds, nothing in … Read More

The Ancient Stoics and Hellenism

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We call Hellenistic age the period during which Greek culture became the common good of all Mediterranean countries; from the death of Alexander until the Roman conquest, we see it gradually assert itself, from Egypt and Syria to Rome and … Read More

The Socratics

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To the same Socrates, from whom the movement of ideas – the philosophy of the concept – came, history connects a group of contemporary schools called Socratic; they are all in decided hostility to this movement of ideas, although, moreover, … Read More

Aristotle works

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Aristotle was born in 385 BC in Stagira, a city located on the northern coast of the Aegean, east of Chalkidiki. He could not be influenced by his father, who was a doctor, since he was very young when he … Read More

Plato – Travels in Sicily

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Plato was born in Athens in 427 B.C., in an aristocratic family which included considerable figures in the city, including his mother’s cousin, Critias, who was one of the Thirty Tyrants. His youthful years passed amid the most serious political … Read More

Socrates (1)

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The century which preceded the death of Alexander (323) was the great century of Greek philosophy; it is at the same time above all the century of Athens: with Socrates and Plato, with Democritus and Aristotle, we reach a moment … Read More

Facebook ”geopolitics”

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With approx. a month ago, Facebook was sending me a notification that because I was breaking Facebook’s rules, I would no longer be able to post in Facebook groups, including the ones I created and moderated, for a month. Since … Read More

Milestones in the History of Intelligence – Oradea as a Nodal Centre on the Regional Geopolitical Axis in the Security Equation

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The East European region has always created a space of interaction between the great powers of the Eastern and Western Europe of the different epochs in European history. Not just a contact and an interaction region between Europe, Asia and … Read More

Easter Traditions

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A short introduction about Easter from the perspective of various religions, traditions and cultures, including Easter season, Easter bread, Easter eggs, greetings, etc. Easter is the most important religious holiday of the Christian liturgical year, observed in March, April, or … Read More

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