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On the epistemological repercussions of 1492

Lecture 11 of Yuval Harari's online course A brief history of humankind is titled "The discovery of ignorance." In it he presents the thesis that by arriving at a land mass entirely different from ...
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Was the spread of liberalism ever reflected in physics around 1776-1850?

In the beginning of the 20th century society was developing rapidly and one can argue the case that fundamental concepts of time and space were changing fundamentally. This is for example described in ...