If You Love Philosophy

By wocos on March 7, 2023

This link has been in my routine visit list for a while now. It consistently offers posts about philosophy and the collenction is consistently updated. Well worth your time to visit. There are links to many other interesting sites as well. Find it here

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Robert Carter III

on July 31, 2021

I happened to see a post on social media that had a picture of a historical marker for Robert Carter of Norther Virginia. The more I learned about this event the more profoundly it struck me.

He was a very wealthy planter in the Northern Neck of Virginia with over 500 slaves. His wealth was inherited from his grandfather (at one time he owned over 1000 slaves but freed some of them while it was still legal to do so) who left large plots of land to his family. He became friends with and traveled overseas with George Washington’s half brother Lawrence who also was a prominent land holder. Robert Carter attended the College of William and Mary and studied law in England.

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Bronze Age Collapse

on July 21, 2021

Where did the cities go? What happen to written language? Is there any other time in history where such a dramatic change in civilization took place? Writing disappeared for centuries (approx 1200 BCE - 800 BCE) so we are unable to know for sure why pervasive devastation around the Mediterranean Sea took place.

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