The Deep History of Civilisation: the blue emerald of the Indus

In the high mountainous knot of the Pamirs in South Central Asia, in the Badakhshan region of north eastern Afghanistan, there is a small cave on the side of the hill. On approaching closer, one might hear the clink-clink of rock striking rock; one might see that the inside of the cave is lit with … Continue reading The Deep History of Civilisation: the blue emerald of the Indus

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Sun Tzu’s Art of War: Geopolitics of Ancient China

http://www.youtube.com/watch Sun Tzu's Art of War is the perennial classic of grand strategy, marking a paradigm shift in the organisation of warfare in not just Chinese but world history. Master Sun professes the importance of training, leadership and the study of warfare not just as an art but also as a science. 'The use of … Continue reading Sun Tzu’s Art of War: Geopolitics of Ancient China

Geopolitics of Ancient Greece: Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon

Geopolitics of Ancient Greece: Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon — Read on youtu.be/vn7Y0NHbrEI In this presentation we will discuss lessons for geopolitics from three great books written in Ancient Greece. The Histories of Herodotus, the History of Peloponnesian War by Thucydides and the Hellenica by Xenophon. While Herodotus is considered to be the Father of History, … Continue reading Geopolitics of Ancient Greece: Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon

An Actual Sequence View of Freedom – 3:16

van Inwagen thinks we can bypass these issues because the real threat to our free will is not causal determination (our acts having deterministic causes) but simply determination (our acts being necessitated by past events and the natural laws), since this is enough to guarantee that we cannot ever do otherwise. I think this is … Continue reading An Actual Sequence View of Freedom – 3:16