The European Legacy

  • Beyond the Legacy of Absolutism: Re-examining Jean Bodin’s Idea of Anti-Tyranny Violence
    The European Legacy13 June 2024By Jiangmei Liu School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AJ, UKJiangmei Liu is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of St Andrews, UK. Her main field of research centres on Hobbes, Bodin, Grotius, Suárez, Vitoria, and Gentili, and specifically on how their ideas of natural law and the state influenced their views of war and international law. She recently submitted her Ph.D. thesis on Hobbes’s theories of natural law and war. Her latest publication is “An Apologist for English Colonialism? The Use of America in Hobbes’s Writings,” History of European Ideas 50, no. 1 (2024): 17–33.
  • Resisting Reduction: Designing Our Complex Futures with Machines
    The European Legacy11 June 2024By Karl W. Schweizer New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  • The Rise of Christianity: A Sociologist Reconsiders History
    The European Legacy11 June 2024By Evan F. Kuehn North Park University, USA
  • Antonín J. Liehm: The Life and Work of a Twentieth-Century Journalist and Public Intellectual
    The European Legacy31 May 2024By Francis D. Raška Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, U Kříže 8, 158 00 Prague 5, Czech RepublicFrancis D. Raška is Associate Professor of Modern History at the Department of North American Studies, Institute of International Studies, Charles University in Prague. He also teaches at the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, at the Anglo-American University in Prague. Among his scholarly interests are dissent during the Cold War, human rights, and transatlantic relations.
  • Criticism After Theory from Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf
    The European Legacy29 May 2024By Jiayuan Zuo Pengfei Zhang Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P. R. China
  • From Natural Law to Relativism: Joseph Ratzinger on the Normative Transformation since Kant
    The European Legacy22 May 2024By George JosephDepartment of Philosophy, University of Szeged, 13 Dugonics Square, Szeged H-6720, HungaryGeorge Joseph gained his PhD in philosophy from the University of Szeged, Hungary. The title of his dissertation is “Nature and Reason as the Sources of Law in Joseph Ratzinger’s Evaluation of Relativism.” Currently he is a CREATE Fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences in the St. Thomas Aquinas Pontifical University in Rome.
  • Landmarks in the Evolution of Liberal Thought: Freedom, Plurality, Knowledge
    The European Legacy23 April 2024By Gal GersonSchool of Political Science, The University of Haifa, 199 Aba Khoushy Ave., Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, IsraelGal Gerson teaches political theory and the history of political thought at the University of Haifa’s School of Political Sciences. He is the author of several articles on liberalism, gender, and the interface between political thought and psychoanalysis, and several books, including Individuality and Ideology in British Object Relations (Routledge, 2021).
  • The Lives of a Democratic Aristocrat
    The European Legacy17 April 2024By Wayne CristaudoSchool of Creative Arts and Humanities, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Casuarina NT 0909, Australia
  • Nazis All The Way Down: The Myth of the Moral Modern Germany
    The European Legacy16 April 2024By Thomas KlikauerWestern Sydney University, Australia
  • A Timeline of the Technological Project
    The European Legacy12 April 2024By Nick CapaldiLoyola University, 6363 St Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70118 USA
  • Philosophy, Science, and History
    The European Legacy11 April 2024By Nick CapaldiLoyola University, 6363 St Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70118 USA
  • Europe at a Crossroads and the Political Relevance of Intellectual Dialogue
    The European Legacy11 April 2024By Patrice CanivezPhilosophy Department, University of Lille III, 42 Rue Paul Duez, Lille 59000, FrancePatrice Canivez is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Lille, France. He is co-editor with Sequoya Yiaueki of the series “Etudes weiliennes” (Weilian Studies) at the “Presses Universitaires du Septentrion” (Lille). He has published books and articles on Éric Weil, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Rousseau, Hannah Arendt, Paul Ricoeur and Michel Foucault, as well as on problems of contemporary political philosophy. His most recent book is the edited collection with Gilbert Kirscher and Sylvie Patron of Eric Weil. Philosopher avec Critique. Articles et notes critiques publiés dans la revue Critique (Vrin, 2024).
  • Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be
    The European Legacy03 April 2024By Laurie M. JohnsonKansas State University, USA
  • A Valediction of a Twentieth-Century Sage
    The European Legacy27 March 2024By Francis D. RaškaCharles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, U Kříže 8, 158 00 Prague, Czech Republic
  • Hope, Trust, and Forgiveness: Essays in Finitude
    The European Legacy26 March 2024By Jeremiah AlbergInternational Christian University, Japan
  • The Einsteinian Revolution: The Historical Roots of His Breakthrough
    The European Legacy26 March 2024By David RoweMainz University, Germany
  • A Date with Language
    The European Legacy26 March 2024By Hans J. RindisbacherPomona College, USA
  • Wreckanomics: Why It’s Time to End the War on Everything
    The European Legacy26 March 2024By Laurie M. JohnsonKansas State University, USA
  • Travels in the Americas: Notes and Impressions of a New World
    The European Legacy26 March 2024By William M. HawleyIndependent Scholar, USA
  • Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art
    The European Legacy26 March 2024By William M. HawleyIndependent Scholar, USA
  • Homer as the Maker of His Own Myth, or The Enduring Enigma of the Invisible Poet
    The European Legacy25 March 2024By Jürgen LawrenzDepartment of Philosophy, Sydney University, Sydney Australia
  • How to Think Like a Philosopher
    The European Legacy22 March 2024By George CrowderFlinders University, Australia
  • Human Flourishing in a Technological World: A Theological Perspective
    The European Legacy22 March 2024By Lee TrepanierSamford University, USA
  • Cheerfulness: A Literary and Cultural History
    The European Legacy22 March 2024By Lee TrepanierSamford University, USA
  • Horror, Film and Otherness
    The European Legacy22 March 2024By Robert BeltonUniversity of British Columbia, Canada
  • East versus West in Europe: Enchantment and Disenchantment
    The European Legacy22 March 2024By Theodor Damiana Academy of Romanian Scientists, 3 Ilfov, 050044, Bucharest, Romaniab Metropolitan College of New York, 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006, USATheodor Damian is a theologian, writer and editor. He is Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Education at the Metropolitan College of New York; the recipient of several awards for his work in the United States and in Romania; the founder and president of the Romanian Institute of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality in New York; editor of Lumina Lina. Gracious Light, a review of Romanian spirituality and culture, as well as of Symposium and Romanian Medievalia. In addition, Theodor Damian is Senior Fellow of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Pasadena, CA, and of the Sophia Institute, New York, as well as President of the American branch of the Academy of Romanian Scientists. His many publications in English and Romanian include Gregory of Nazianzus’ Poetry and His Human Face in It; Life and Mind: Perspectives on the Human Condition (edited with Richard Grallo and Bert Breiner); The Isar Sign; Prayers in Hell; Introduction to Christianity: The First Millennium; Philosophy and Literature: A Hermeneutic of the Metaphysical Challenge; and The Icons: Theological and Spiritual Dimensions According to St. Theodore of Studion.
  • On Ways of Looking at Europe’s Troubled Geist: Introduction
    The European Legacy21 March 2024By Edna RosenthalKibbutzim College of Education, 149 Namir Rd., Tel Aviv, 6250769 Israel
  • Travelling with Alexis de Tocqueville
    The European Legacy19 March 2024By K. Steven VincentDepartment of History, North Carolina State University, Box 8108, Raleigh, NC 27695–8108, USA
  • Saying ‘No’ to Power: From Diasporic Knowledge to Reclaiming Ethical Monotheism
    The European Legacy11 March 2024By Gesine PalmerThe Catholic Academy in Berlin, Hannoversche Steet 5, 10115 Berlin, GermanyGesine Palmer, PhD, is a freelance writer and speaker with the Büro für besondere Texte Berlin. Since 2021 she has been working at the Berlin Center for Intellectual Diaspora at the Catholic Academy in Berlin. Earlier in her career she taught and worked as a researcher of theology and history of religions at the Free University of Berlin and at The Protestant Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (FEST), Heidelberg. Dr. Palmer is a member of the Scientific Board of the International Franz Rosenzweig Society and of the Yearbook’s Editorial Board. Her publications include, among others, Fragen nach dem einen Gott (ed.) (Mohr/Siebeck, 2007); Tausend Tode. Über Trauer reden (PalmArtPress, 2020); Vielfalt statt Konsens in den Religionen Schwarzach (Vier-Türme-Verlag, 2021); “Othering Himself: On Rosenzweig’s Self-Positioning Towards Christianity,” in the Rosenzweig Yearbook 13, Transcendence and Revelation (Alber-Nomos, 2023).
  • Thinking Originally with Wordsworth and Kant
    The European Legacy08 March 2024By Michael J. NethDepartment of English, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37132 USA
  • “Did Descartes Read Sextus’s Outlines of Pyrrhonism?” A “Sceptical” Response
    The European Legacy06 March 2024By Paul O’MahoneyUniversity of Limerick, Castletroy, Co. Limerick, V94 T9PX, Ireland
  • Theatre as a Transcultural Event: Notes on European Identity
    The European Legacy29 February 2024By Heinz-Uwe HausDepartment of Theatre and Dance, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USAHeinz-Uwe Haus is Professor of Theatre at the University of Delaware, USA, a stage director, and a Cultural Studies and Theatre scholar. His literary works are published under his psyudonym, Jean Bodin. His theatrical productions, ranging from the classical Greek plays, plays by Shakespeare and the German classics, to the plays of Brecht and the Expressionists, have been performed in many countries around the world, including, amongh others, Germany and the United States, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece and Finland.
  • “The soul can never remain a vacuum”: The Chinese Reception of A. J. Heschel
    The European Legacy29 February 2024By C. K. Martin ChungDepartment of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
  • The Romantic Fragment and the Monumental: The Rise and Fall of the Sublime in Western Music
    The European Legacy22 February 2024By Ali YansoriDepartment of Philosophy, Palacký University Olomouc, Křížkovského 12, 779 00 Olomouc, Czech RepublicAli Yansori is a philosopher and musicologist. In musicology, his research aims to understand aesthetics from an ethical viewpoint, while his inquiry in philosophy, through a metaethical lens, addresses the ethical constraints of engaging in philosophical thought. His inclinations in philosophy lean toward existentialism, mysticism, and irrationalism, whereas in musicology he is drawn to late-Romanticism and aesthetics. His most recent article on music is “Alexander Scriabin as a Russian Cosmist,” Studies in East European Thought (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11212-023-09590-6.
  • Did Descartes Read Sextus’s Outlines of Pyrrhonism? A Preliminary Study
    The European Legacy21 February 2024By Ayumu TamuraNational Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College, 866 Nakane, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki 312-8508, JapanAyumu Tamura, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College, Japan. His main research subject is Descartes’s metaphysics, especially the cogito argument. His most recent publication is “Trace of Stoic Logic in Descartes: Stoic axiōma and Descartes’s pronuntiatum in the Second Meditation,” The Seventeenth Century (Published online: 30 October 2023).
  • Psychosocial Explanations of Spiritual Experiences: A Taylorian Critique
    The European Legacy21 February 2024By Jocelyn MelnykJames CresswellBethanne GiesbrechtDepartment of Social Sciences, Ambrose University, 150 Ambrose Circle SW, Calgary Alberta, Canada
  • Reading Carefully Augustine’s De Magistro
    The European Legacy19 February 2024By T. Brian MooneyMark Nowackia School of Creative Arts and Humanities, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Casuarina NT 0909, Australiab Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria St, Singapore 188065T. Brian Mooney is a retired academic. His last position was as Professor of Philosophy at Charles Darwin University, Australia. His publications include nine books in philosophy (including Responding to Terrorism, Ashgate, 2008; Aquinas, Education and the East {with Mark Nowacki}Springer, 2013; Critical and Creative Thinking: An Introduction to Ordinary Language Reasoning, T. Brian Mooney, John Williams and Steven Burik, McGraw-Hill, New York, London, Singapore, January 2016) and over 80 refereed publications in major presses and journals. He is currently full-time carer for two adorable grandchildren.Mark Nowacki was a chess prodigy, and at 12 taught lab techniques to postgraduate students in marine biology. His first book (on databases) was published at 16. Beginning as a Wharton finance major, Mark naturally ended up with a PhD in medieval philosophy. He taught at Singapore Management University for 13 years. In 2005, he founded LogicMills, a school dedicated to teaching and assessing twenty-first-century skills through games.
  • The Meaning of “Olympica” in Descartes
    The European Legacy15 February 2024By Paul O’MahoneyUniversity of Limerick, Castletroy, Co. Limerick, V94 T9PX, Ireland
  • More Trouble for a Troubled Geist: Finding Certainty in the Uncertain through Creative Unknowing
    The European Legacy13 February 2024By Frank HahnIndependent Scholar, Spree-Athen e.V., Kaiser-Friedrich-Str.18, 10585 Berlin, GermanyFrank Hahn is a professional mediator and freelance author and essayist based in Berlin. He is the chairman of the cultural association “Spree-Athen e.V.”, which organizes public lectures on philosophical, religious, historical and literary subjects, with a special emphasis on Jewish studies and intercultural philosophy. His book Der Sprache vertrauen, der Totalitätentsagen – Annäherungen an Franz RosenzweigsSprachdenken [Trusting the language—renouncing the totality: Approaches to Franz Rosenzweig’s speech] was published in 2013.
  • A Hermeneutic Approach to the Formation of a Secular Culture in Modern Israel
    The European Legacy06 February 2024By Ruvik RosenthalThe Open University of Israel, 1 University Road, P. O. Box 808, Raanana 43107, IsraelRuvik Rosenthal, PhD, is an award winning writer and leading expert on modern Hebrew. Alongside his career as a journalist, editor, and columnist, he was head of Journalism Studies at the Open University of Israel for almost two decades. His weekly column The Language Arena, launched more than 25 years ago, continues to appear on his website (www.ruvik.co.il). His many (Hebrew) publications include: Dictionary of Israeli Slang; The Lexicon of Life: Israeli Sociolects & Jargon; A Comprehensive Dictionary of Hebrew Idioms and Phrases; Old Language, New Language: The Biblical Foundations of Modern Hebrew; Israeli Army Talk: A Portrait of the Israeli Military Language; and My Life, My Language. His other books range in subject matter from the Israeli kibbutz, war and bereavement, stories of the early years of Tel Aviv, children’s books, and a novel based on his family history, Blumenstrasse 22.
  • WORDS, WORDS, SDROW—and alas, WORDS: The Fate of Words and Language in Turbulent Times
    The European Legacy06 February 2024By Victor CastellaniDepartment of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Denver, 2000 East Asbury Avenue, Denver CO 80208-0931, USAVictor Castellani is Professor of Classics and Humanities at the University of Denver, Colorado, USA, where since 1971 he has taught in the Department of Languages and Literatures. His primary specialties lie in the study of ancient Greek and Latin epic, tragedy and comedy as literature and theater, mythology and religion, and iconography. Representative publications: “Everything to Do with Dionysus: Urdrama, Euripidean Melodrama, and Tragedy,” Themes in Drama 14 (1992): 1–16; “Captive Captor Freed: The National Theater of Ancient Rome,” Drama: Beiträge zum antiken Drama und seiner Rezeption 3 (1995): 51–69; “Athena and Friends: One Among the Greek Religions,” in Religion in the Ancient World: New Themes and Approaches, ed. M. P. J. Dillon, 51–78 (Amsterdam: Hakkert 1996); “Little Ajax, Odysseus, and Divine ‘Wraths’,” Classical Bulletin 81.2 (2005): 107–30; “Epic Aging: Growing Up and Growing Old in Homer and Virgil,” Zbornik, Classical Journal of Matica Srpska 20 (2018): 71–106; “Euripides’ Alcestis,” in Oxford Bibliographies: Classics (Oxford University Press, 2023).
  • In Memoriam: J.G.A. Pocock (1924–2023)
    The European Legacy02 February 2024By Cary J. NedermanDepartment of Political Science, Texas A&M University, 4348 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4348, USA
  • In Search of the Philosopher’s Faith
    The European Legacy22 January 2024By Edward AndrewDepartment of Political Science, University of Toronto, 100 St George St., Toronto, Ontario M5S3G3, Canada
  • The Man Who Organized Nature: The Life of Linnaeus
    The European Legacy19 January 2024By Stanley ShostakUniversity of Pittsburgh, USA
  • The Real World of College: What Higher Education Is and What It Can Be
    The European Legacy18 January 2024By James AlexanderBilkent University, Turkey
  • Art, Science, and the Politics of Knowledge
    The European Legacy18 January 2024By James AlexanderBilkent University, Turkey
  • Universalism and Historicism: A Conflicting Inheritance of the Enlightenment
    The European Legacy16 January 2024By Benedikt HallerIndependent Scholar, Berlin, GermanyDr. Benedikt Haller is a retired German diplomat. His postings included Moscow, Minsk, St. Petersburg, Washington, Paris, Tel Aviv, and Rome. His professional focus was on strategic, disarmament and East-West issues.
  • Kulturwissenschaft in Dark Times: Ernst Cassirer
    The European Legacy12 January 2024By Michael Edward MooreDepartment of History, University of Iowa, 280 Schaeffer Hall, 52240, USA
  • “Walking Together”: Can Racism Be Overcome by a Postsecular Spirituality?
    The European Legacy12 January 2024By Douglas J. CremerThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank, CA, 91103 USADr. Douglas Cremer’s main research interests are European and Asian intellectual, political, and social history, specifically German, Russian, and Chinese history, both ancient and modern; European continental philosophy; theories of race, gender, political violence, and terrorism; labor and women’s history; Catholic and Christian theology and history. His writings and reviews have been published in The European Legacy, Worship, Catholic Historical Review, Journal of Church and State, Journal of the History of Ideas and America: The Jesuit Review. His most recent works include studies of liturgical leadership and community, patriarchy and religion, workplace wellbeing, Catholic feminism, and justice and reconciliation in the Catholic Church.
  • Martin Luther: The Dark Side?
    The European Legacy11 January 2024By Karl W. SchweizerFederated Department of History, New Jersey Institute of Technology University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102-1982, USA
  • The Crisis of Transcendent Values: Higher Education at a Crossroads
    The European Legacy11 January 2024By Laurie M. JohnsonDepartment of Political Science, Kansas State University, 802 Mid Campus Dr. South, 101D Calvin Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506, USALaurie M. Johnson is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Primary Texts Certificate at Kansas State University, USA. She is the author of seven books and numerous book chapters and articles. Most of her work has involved developing a thorough understanding and critique of classical liberal theory, and includes works on Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Tocqueville. Her most recent book, Ideological Possession and the Rise of the New Right: The Political Thought of Carl Jung, was published in 2019 by Routledge. She is currently working on a new book, The Gap in God’s Country: Towards Repairing Our Rural/Urban Divide, which will be published by Wipf & Stock. Her teaching includes courses on the history of political philosophy, ideologies, and environmental political thought. Johnson is a co-founder of The Maurin Academy and provides political philosophy and political theology content for the Maurin Academy weekly on her Political Philosophy YouTube channel, currently with 22,000 subscribers and over 100,000 hours of watch time, and its associated podcast.
  • Spengler and the Sunset on the European Geist
    The European Legacy11 January 2024By Jürgen LawrenzDepartment of Philosophy, Sydney University, Camperdown NSW 2006, AustraliaJürgen Lawrenz gained his PhD on the philosophy of Leibniz at Sydney University, Australia, with his thesis on “Leibnizian Double-Ontology” initiating a new category in Leibniz scholarship. He has since published five books on philosophy (Art and the Platonic Matrix; Life & Mind—A Philosophical Quest; Leibniz—The Nature of Reality and the Reality of Nature; Leibniz: Prophet of New Era Science; and Metaphysics in the Age of Scientific Hegemony: Essays and Models), as well as a three-volume survey entitled The Metamorphoses of Philosophy), all published by Cambridge Scholars.
  • The Role of the University in the Demise of Democracy
    The European Legacy11 January 2024By Wayne CristaudoSchool of Creative Arts and Humanities, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Casuarina NT 0909, AustraliaWayne Cristaudo is a retired Professor of Political Science who specialises in the history of political and social thought and institutions. He is co-editor of the European Legacy. His publications include Idolizing the Idea: A Critical History of Modern Philosophy; Baudelaire Contra Benjamin: A Critique of Politicized Aesthetics, coauthored with BeiBei Guan; Religion, Redemption and Revolution: The New Speech Thinking Revolution of Franz Rozenzweig and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy; Power, Love and Evil: Contribution to a Philosophy of the Damaged.
  • Volatile States in International Politics
    The European Legacy28 December 2023By Karl W. SchweizerNew Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  • The Apocalyptic Life of a Mephistophelian Zelig
    The European Legacy27 December 2023By Wayne CristaudoFaculty of Arts and Society, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Casuarina, NT 0909, Australia
  • Democracy and Representation: The Meaning of Eric Voegelin’s Theory of Representation
    The European Legacy22 December 2023By Lee TrepanierSamford University, USA
  • Journeys of the Mind: A Life in History
    The European Legacy22 December 2023By Evan F. KuehnNorth Park University, USA
  • The EU Artificial Intelligence Act: Regulating Subliminal AI Systems
    The European Legacy20 December 2023By Zhonghua WuLe Chenga Hangzhou City University, People’s Republic of Chinab Zhejiang University, People’s Republic of China
  • On the Concept of Care in J. S. Mill’s Liberal Utilitarianism
    The European Legacy18 December 2023By Donghye KimUnderwood International College, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of KoreaDonghye Kim, PhD, is a lecturer and researcher in Underwood International College and the Department of Social Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. His research focuses on liberalism and care ethics with a particular emphasis on their complementary relationship and its implications for political theory and political life.
  • The Crisis of Legitimacy
    The European Legacy24 November 2023By James MenschFaculty of Humanities, Charles University, Pátkova 2137/5, 182 00 Prague 8 - Libeň, Czech RepublicJames Mensch is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Charles University in Prague. He is the author of fifteen books, the most recent being Husserl’s Phenomenology, published by Springer Verlag in 2023 as part of its Phaenomenologica series. He has published over a 100 scholarly articles, and is a member of the Central European Institute of Philosophy.
  • Descartes on Immortality and Animals
    The European Legacy22 November 2023By Stephen H. DanielDepartment of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 77843 USAStephen H. Daniel retired as Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University in College Station in 2023. In forty years at A&M, he was Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence, wrote five books on John Toland, myth and modern philosophy, Jonathan Edwards, George Berkeley, and Continental thought, edited three others, published sixty-six articles, and received numerous teaching and research awards. From 2006 to 2016 he was President of the International Berkeley Society.
  • The Inglorious Years: The Collapse of the Industrial Order and the Rise of Digital Society
    The European Legacy20 November 2023By John M. BublicBarton College, USA
  • Notes on Picasso’s Guernica in Context
    The European Legacy20 November 2023By Michael YoungNathalie HagerRobert Beltona Okanagan University College, 1000 KLO Rd., Kelowna, BC, Canada V1Y 4X8b Department of Creative Studies, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, CCS 168, 1148 Research Road, Kelowna, BC, Canada V1V 1V7Michael Young, MEd, began teaching art in several high schools before joining Okanagan University College in Kelowna, BC, Canada, where his teaching focused on ceramic sculpture and art theory. His central academic interest continues to be to understand the relationship between the major indigenous cultures in the Americas and their visual languages prior to and after European contact. To that end Mike spent one year in the Inuit village of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and received two sabbaticals, one studying with Marie Askan from the Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, and the second studying with ceramic artist Gerasimo Sosa in Chulacanas, Peru.Nathalie Hager, PhD, currently teaches in the Art History and Visual Culture program at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus, offering courses in art and visual cultures of the world, history of twentieth-century art, contemporary art history, art in Canada and public art. She was the 2020 recipient of her faculty’s Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award.Robert Belton, PhD, is Dean Emeritus of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. He taught courses in art history and theory at Queen’s University, the University of Western Ontario, and at McMaster University. Belton’s research has focused on art, film, and popular music. His most recent book is Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and the Hermeneutic Spiral (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). His most recent article is “Incidental Meaning and ‘Hidden Hitchcock’ in Vertigo,” in Haunted by Vertigo, edited by Sidney Gottlieb and Donal Martin (John Libbey, 2021).
  • Freedom from Fear: An Incomplete History of Liberalism
    The European Legacy20 November 2023By K. Steven VincentNorth Carolina State University, USA
  • The Subversive Simone Weil: A Life in Five Ideas
    The European Legacy17 November 2023By Edward AndrewUniversity of Toronto, Canada
  • Christian Supremacy: Reckoning With the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism
    The European Legacy13 November 2023By Nathan RonThe University of Haifa, Israel
  • ‘The First Darwinian’
    The European Legacy10 November 2023By Stanley ShostakDepartment of Biological Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
  • Modernity’s Corruption: Empire and Morality in the Making of British India
    The European Legacy09 November 2023By Ian HallGriffith University, Australia
  • The Political Theology and Polemical Tactics of Bruno Bauer
    The European Legacy06 November 2023By Charles BarbourSchool of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South, New South Wales, Australia 2751Charles Barbour is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and a school-based member of the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. His research spans the fields of contemporary political theory, philosophies of technology, and the intellectual history of the nineteenth century. His current work focuses on Marx’s early writings and the political thought of the Young Hegelians.
  • George Orwell’s Perverse Humanity: Socialism and Free Speech
    The European Legacy31 October 2023By Richard ShortenUniversity of Birmingham, UK
  • The Making of an Austrian Economic Theorist
    The European Legacy31 October 2023By K. Steven VincentDepartment of History, North Carolina State University, Box 8108, Raleigh, NC 27695–8108, USA
  • Psychology as a First Principle? Self-Love and the Will to Power in La Rochefoucauld and Nietzsche
    The European Legacy31 October 2023By Jiani FanDepartment of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Tsinghua University, Beijing, ChinaJiani Fan, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Tsinghua University, China. She completed her doctoral dissertation on “Pleasure as a First Principle? Nietzsche and the French Moralists (Pascal, La Rochefoucauld and Montaigne) on Morality and Religion,” at the Comparative Literature Department of Princeton University, USA, which, among others, was supported by a Laurence S. Rockefeller Graduate Prize Fellowship and a Josephine de Karman Fellowship. Her publications include “Friedrich Nietzsche’s Assessments of François de La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims through the Academic Sceptic Argumentative Method of pro and con and Syntactic Analysis” (Early Modern French Studies, 2023); “Friedrich Nietzsche and Blaise Pascal on Skepticisms and Honesty” (History of European Ideas, 2023); “From Libido Dominandi in Disguise to an Apologetic Device? Invention and Reinvention of Sweetness (Douceur) in La Rochefoucauld’s and Pascal’s Works” (Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature, 2021).
  • Reinventing Europe: The History of the European Union, 1945 to the Present
    The European Legacy11 October 2023By Karis MullerAustralian National University, Australia
  • From Affective Ethics to Deep Ecology: Spinoza’s Many Disciples
    The European Legacy10 October 2023By Kaan KangalCSMST, Nanjing University, People’s Republic of China
  • In Defense of the Planet
    The European Legacy06 October 2023By Kaan KangalCSMST, Nanjing University, The People’s Republic of China
  • Teuflische Allmacht. Über die verleugneten christlichen Wurzeln des modernen Antisemitismus und Antizionismus [Devilish omnipotence: On denying the Christian roots of modern antisemitism and anti-Zionism]
    The European Legacy05 October 2023By Thomas KlikauerWestern Sydney University, Australia
  • The 7 Deadly Myths: Antisemitism from the Time of Christ to Kanye West
    The European Legacy05 October 2023By Thomas KlikauerWestern Sydney University, Australia
  • A Portrait of an Eighteenth-Century Explorer and Revolutionary
    The European Legacy03 October 2023By Friederike von Schwerin-HighDeparmtent of German and Russian, Pomona College, 550 North Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711, USA
  • Rehearsals of Manhood: Athenian Drama as Social Practice
    The European Legacy02 October 2023By Sam McChesneyNorthwestern University, USA
  • France before 1789: The Unraveling of an Absolutist Regime
    The European Legacy02 October 2023By Harvey ChisickUniversity of Haifa, Israel
  • Isaiah Berlin and International Relations
    The European Legacy02 October 2023By George CrowderCollege of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA 5001, AustraliaGeorge Crowder is Emeritus Professor of Political Theory in the College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. His books include Liberalism and Value Pluralism (2002), Isaiah Berlin: Liberty and Pluralism (2004), The One and the Many: Reading Isaiah Berlin (co-edited with Henry Hardy, 2007), Theories of Multiculturalism (2013), and The Problem of Value Pluralism: Isaiah Berlin and Beyond (2019).
  • On Being Observant: From Descartes to Mike Tyson and Teddy Atlas
    The European Legacy02 October 2023By Wayne CristaudoFaculty of Arts and Society, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Casuarina NT 0909, Australia
  • The Individualists: Radicals, Reactionaries, and the Struggle for the Soul of Libertarianism
    The European Legacy29 September 2023By Laurie M. JohnsonKansas State University, USA
  • The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is: A History, a Philosophy, a Warning
    The European Legacy29 September 2023By Erwin WarkentinMemorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • Tyranny and Revolution: Rousseau to Heidegger
    The European Legacy29 September 2023By Stephen A. ChavuraCampion College, Australia
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