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Nissan's CES concept reads brain waves to 'predict' your moves

It promises benefits for both manual and autonomous driving.<p>Some things automakers show off at CES are pretty straightforward, whether they're new infotainment systems or part of an autonomous driving system. But Nissan will arrive at CES 2018 with a left-field concept that involves hooking a car …

Brainwaves

The African Enlightenment

The highest ideals of Locke, Hume and Kant were first proposed more than a century earlier by an Ethiopian in a cave<i>By Dag Herbjørnsrud</i>Read at Aeon

Loyola University

dialectic (rhetoric)

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>Definition<p>In rhetoric and logic, <i>dialectic</i> is the practice of arriving at a conclusion by the exchange of …

Ethnography

The 20 most influential books in history

What’s the most influential book you’ve ever read? For most of us, that’s a tough call to make. But that was the question put to the public ahead of …

Philosophy News | Welcome to Philosophy News

Cranks<p>Once upon a time, a certain mathematics professor, one William Dilworth, joined the ranks of those purporting to rebut Cantor’s diagonal …

Philosophy

The Lost History of an American Coup D’État

Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina are locked in a battle over which party inherits the shame of Jim Crow.<p>By the time the fire started, Alexander Manly had vanished. That didn’t stop the mob of 400 people who’d reached his newsroom from making good on their promise. The crowd, led by a …

North Carolina

Immanuel Kant and the Philosophy of Freedom | Jason Sorens

If you want to understand the moral basis of a free society, there might be no better place to start than the thought of Immanuel Kant. He is the …

German Philosophy

Bataafse Revolutie

De <b>Bataafse Revolutie</b> vond plaats tussen 1794 en 1799. In deze periode werd een nieuw staatsbestel voorbereid en gevormd. Het was een typisch …

Bataafse Republiek

Bataafsche Republiek<p>Zusterrepubliek van Frankrijk<p>←<p><b>1795 – 1801</b><p>→<p><b>(Details)</b><p><b>(Details)</b><p><b>Kaart</b><p><b>Algemene gegevens</b><p>Hoofdstad<p>Den Haag<p>Bevolking<p>1.880.463 (1795) …

Maximilien de Robespierre

Maximilien de Robespierre<p>Anoniem portret van Robespierre<p><b>Algemene informatie</b><p>Volledige naam<p>Maximilien-Marie-Isidore de Robespierre<p>Geboren<p>Arras, 6 mei …

John Winthrop

For other people named John Winthrop, see John Winthrop (disambiguation).<p><b>John Winthrop</b> (12 January 1587/88[1] – 26 March 1649) was an English Puritan …

Republicanism in the United Kingdom

<b>Republicanism in the United Kingdom</b> is the political movement that seeks to replace the United Kingdom's monarchy with a republic. For those who want …

Marx the Man | Richard M. Ebeling

When Karl Marx died in March 1883, only about a dozen people attended his funeral at a cemetery in London, England, including family members. Yet, …

Were Medieval People Racist?

<i>This is Part VI of The Public Medievalist’s continuing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages.</i><p><b>Go back to the beginning of the series here.</b><p>Dr. …

Ancient History

End of an epoch in Russia as Stalin casts aside rivals - archive, 1928

<i>[Mr. Arthur Ransome has now returned from his investigations in Russia and we print below the first of a series of articles in which he will record his conclusions.]</i><p>There is nothing in the outward appearance of Moscow to suggest that the revolution has just passed through a serious crisis. An …

Russia

History of the United States

"American history" redirects here. For the history of the continents, see History of the Americas.<p>See also: Economic history of the United States and …

Benjamin Libet

<b>Benjamin Libet</b> (/ˈlɪbət/;[1] April 12, 1916, Chicago, Illinois – July 23, 2007, Davis, California) was a pioneering scientist in the field of human …

Cookies

We zijn wettelijk verplicht om je te informeren en je toestemming te vragen voor het gebruik van cookies en soortgelijke technieken. Op Scientias.nl …

Waarom zijn er 60 miljoen meer mannen dan vrouwen op de wereld?

Het onevenwicht tussen de geslachten was nog nooit in de geschiedenis van de mensheid zo groot. De planeet telt immers zestig miljoen meer mannen dan …

Waarom worden na een oorlog jongetjes geboren?

Alain de Botton: 'Forcing people to eat together is an effective way to promote tolerance'

So, it's off to lunch with Alain de Botton, and since he's been given the option of choosing any restaurant anywhere in London, I have high hopes. Will it be the old-school glamour of The Delaunay, I wonder? Or the more cheffy attractions of Jeremy Lee, recently installed at Quo Vadis?<p>Or, will it …

The School of Life: An Interview With Alain de Botton

The philosopher and author Alain de Botton has dedicated his life to seeking answers—for himself and others—to one of life’s chief questions: How do …