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Yearly Archives: 2018

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  • 17
    Dec

    2018

    Schooling Across the Globe

    Schooling Across the Globe: What We Have Learned...

    Schooling Across the Globe: What We Have Learned from 60 Years of Mathematics and Science International Assessments is available now. This episode is also available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Read More ?

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  • 11
    Dec

    2018

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    Knowing What Knowing Is

    Do you know what knowledge is? Before you reply, ponder for a moment the Gettier problem. It’s a puzzle. It’s a challenge. It was a moment; now it’s a tradition. It’s a centrepiece of contemporary...

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  • 6
    Dec

    2018

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    Looking at AIDS History

    In the ‘International Atlas of AIDS’, the last AIDS atlas to be written and published in 2008, the editors decided to include a chapter on the ‘social repercussions’ of AIDS. Photographs of ACT...

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  • 6
    Dec

    2018

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    The Violence of Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of...

    The authors of Texts and Violence in the Roman World explain why ancient history is still quite relevant in today's current climate. ...

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  • 5
    Dec

    2018

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    The Naturalistic Fallacy

    In October 2018 ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ ran a debate entitled ‘Do People Hate Vegans?’. In November the vegan activist group Direct Action Everywhere staged a protest at a Brighton steakhouse,...

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  • 5
    Dec

    2018

    Principles of Thermodynamics

    Principles of Thermodynamics

    Thermodynamics is a theory which establishes the relationship between the physical quantities that characterise the macroscopic properties of a system. In our book, Principles of Thermodynamics, thermodynamics...

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  • 4
    Dec

    2018

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    What do you understand?

    Einstein once remarked, “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” Expressions like these are increasingly common. Saturated with social media and soundbites, many lament modern life’s flood...

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  • 4
    Dec

    2018

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    More than a Commentator

    Can you really be famous for explaining someone else’s ideas? Speaking as a historian of philosophy I can tell you the answer is: not really. But one man who just about managed it was Ibn Rushd, often...

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