Simple Ideas in John Locke’s ‘Essay Concerning Human Understanding’

Portrait of John Locke, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1697 / State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia By Dr. Garth Kemerling / 11.12.2011 Professor of Philosophy Capella University Philosophy Pages Locke used the word “idea” for the most basic unit of human thought, subsuming under this term every kind of mental content from concrete sensory impressions to abstract[…]

The Road to India’s Partition

People fleeing on bullock carts as mass migration happened during the partition. AP Photo By Dr. Halmanti Roy / 08.14.2017 Associate Professor of History University of Dayton As citizens of India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of their independence in August, they will also remember 1947 as the momentous year of their simultaneous birth. That year,[…]

Glen Campbell Combined Rural Grit and Urban Sheen – Like a Rhinestone Cowboy

In Las Vegas, 1970. EPA By Dr. Adam Behr / 08.10.2017 Lecturer in Popular and Contemporary Music Newcastle University The American singer Glen Campbell did not care for musical boundaries. He probably enjoyed hearing The Meters, doyens of New Orleans funk, covering Wichita Lineman, as much as he enjoyed performing a slow, country-tinged version of Foo Fighters’[…]