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Isolation Reading for the Week of May 25

Isolation Reading for the Week of May 25

This week, Craig Blue, our Digital Marketing Coordinator, has chosen Contested Fields: A Global History of Modern Football as his staff pick.

On the Origins of A Short History of the Middle Ages

On the Origins of A Short History of the Middle Ages

Barbara H. Rosenwein, author of the bestselling textbook A Short History of the Middle Ages provides us with a very insightful and fascinating trip back to the inception of her textbook project.

What Stalin can teach us about raising refugee children

What Stalin can teach us about raising refugee children

Karl D. Qualls’s discusses his new book, Stalin’s Ninos, and the research that went into the project, revealing the Soviet transformation of children into future builders of communism and highlighting the educational techniques shared with other modern states.

Kuhn, Paradigms, and Aristotle’s Physics

Kuhn, Paradigms, and Aristotle’s Physics

Although Aristotle’s contribution to biology has long been recognized, there are many philosophers and historians of science who call him the man who held up the Scientific Revolution by two thousand years. In this post, Christoper Byrne, author of Aristotle’s Science of Matter and Motion, criticizes these views, including that of Thomas Kuhn, a well-known historian and philosopher of science, who was one of many historians that labelled Arisitotle of being the great delayer of natural science.

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