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A self-portrait of Ramón y Cajal in his laboratory in Valencia, Spain, about 1885. – The New York Times


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May 1944: Jewish deportees, with the yellow stars sewn on their
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Michela Marzano: The philosophy of the Body

Michela Marzano: The philosophy of the Body

Casablanca – The “Le Catin” movie features the beginning if the 15th century (1414), when the authority of sex became a rank and an authoritarian position. Amidst the interference of politicians and clerics in social affairs, this movie highlighted the social...
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Participants of the XXII World congress of Philosophy attend a concert at the ancient Roman-era Herod Atticus Theater, situated below the Acropolis, marking the congress’ official opening on August 4, 2013. Greece, widely considered as the birthplace of western philosophy, welcomes the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, organised by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies […]


A Theologian Marooned in the Profane

A Theologian Marooned in the Profane

This month, the UNESCO marked the 80th birthday of an Iranian philosopher with ceremonies in Paris and Tehran. The honoree was Dr. Reza Davari-Ardakani, who has been a teacher of philosophy at the University of Tehran for decades. Today, Davari is recognized as the...
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File photo of Chinese students brandishing Mao Zedong’s little Red Book. (Asharq AL-Awsat)


What are the Chinese reading?

What are the Chinese reading?

Shanghai, Asharq Al-Awsat—For decades, Sinologists have wondered whether China could build a capitalist economy without adopting the political culture that goes with it. The answer to that question is still pending. However, a survey of the political literature that...