Modern Empiricism

David Hume / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Bryan W. Roberts Associate Professor of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method London School of Economics & Political Science The Wolf in Grammatical Clothing One important concern of philosophy is the question of when one “knows” a proposition, as opposed to merely believing it. But a precondition for knowing a is that[…]

Crafting Quantum Theory: Margrethe Bohr and the Labor of Theoretical Physics

Margrethe and Neils Bohr, 1910. (Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain)  By Dr. Megan Shields Formato / 03.15.2018 Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric Stanford University While the personal correspondence and public lectures of the Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist, Niels Bohr, often struck readers and listeners as spontaneous or unrehearsed, a painstaking  writing process preceded all of his[…]

On His 250th birthday, Joseph Fourier’s Math Still Matters

Fourier’s name is inscribed on the Eiffel Tower. / Creative Commons    By Dr. Richard Gunderman (left) and David Gunderman (right) / 03.20.2018 R. Gunderman: Chancellor’s Professor of Medicine, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, Indiana University D. Gunderman: PhD Student in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado March 21 marks the 250th birthday of one of the[…]

Senātus Populusque Rōmānus: The Roman World

Philippe Remacle, Wikimedia Commons Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.20.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief 1 – The Etruscans 1.1 – The Origins of Etruria The Etruscans were a Mediterranean civilization during the 6th to 3rd century BCE, from whom the Romans derived a great deal of cultural influence. 1.1.1 – Introduction Those who subscribe to an Italic[…]