Philosophy of social science
The philosophy of social science is the study of the logic and method of the social sciences, such as sociology, anthropology, and political science. Philosophers of social science are concerned with ...
Historians Pick The Worst Year In History
10 historians try to answer if 2016 has really been the worst year ever. The question of how to determine a “worst year” in history piqued my interest. So I decided to ask a group of historians to nom...
Humans Inherited The Tendency For Violence, But Civilization Has Tamed It
As a species, humans seem to have inherited murderous traits via evolution and genetics, but civilization has tamed some of it out, a new study suggests. Scientists in Spain calculated the rate at whi...
How To Play Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go is finally here. After a few delays, the augmented reality-infused Pokémon app launched last week, and spread like wildfire over the weekend, with hordes of eager pokémon trainers taking...
Not All Islands Are An Isolated Paradise: These Are The World's Most Congested
While most people envision islands as a wonderful, isolated tropical paradise, the reality can be strikingly different, especially on the world's most congested islands.
Change By The Bundle: Study Shows People Are Capable Of Multiple, Simultaneous Life Changes
A study by UCSB researchers shows people are capable of multiple, simultaneous life changes. In the study, 31 college students were recruited for an intensive lifestyle change program; 15 participated...
What's In A Name? In Some Cases, Longer Life
Black men with historically distinctive black names such as Elijah and Moses lived a year longer, on average, than other black men, according to new research by MSU economist Lisa D. Cook.
Bree Olson: Her Untold Story - Life After Pornography
Many believe the widespread fairy tale that women enjoy making porn movies but in reality there are no happy endings for the women of porn. A closer look at ...
Ecological Collapse Circumscribes Traditional Women's Work In Iraq's Mesopotamian Marshes
For thousands of years, the marshes at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq were an oasis of green in a dry landscape, hosting a wealth of wildlife. The culture of the ...
Expert Explains Why A Beard Is Technically Pubic Hair On Your Face
The term puberty is a direct descendant of “pubertatum,” the Latin word for “age of maturity” and manhood, as well as “pubertis” (“adult, full-grown, manly”). The Middle English term for pubic hair wa...
A Record Number Of People Were Exonerated In 2015 For Crimes They Didn’t Commit
The Netfilx hit true-crime series “Making a Murderer” leaves many people wondering: Just how common is the story of a wrongful conviction in America’s criminal justice system? Too common, according a ...
Teens Are More Caring When They Feel Support From Others
Research from the University of Rochester finds that caring for others dips during adolescence. But when young people feel supported from their social circles, their concern for others rebounds. “Youn...
Tattoos May Be A Coping Mechanism For Some College-Age Women
“I think women, especially, are more aware of their bodies through, among other things, fat shaming, the cosmetics and plastic surgery industry and hyper-sexualized imagery in media,” Koch said. “What...
Children From Chaotic Homes Benefit From Time In Child Care, Study Finds
Regularly attending child care may have numerous developmental benefits for children who live in chaotic, disorganized home environments, suggests a new study. Numerous studies have linked chaotic hou...
What Makes A Leader? Clues From The Animal Kingdom
As the American media continues to buzz over who is more or less likely to secure the Republican and Democratic nominations for US President, researchers in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution r...
Nearly 60 Percent Of Americans — The Highest Ever — Are Taking Prescription Drugs
Nearly three in five American adults take a prescription drug, which is up markedly since 2000 because of much higher use of almost every type of medication, from antidepressants to treatments for hig...
Auguste Comte
Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte (19 January 1798 – 5 September 1857), better known as Auguste Comte ([oɡyst kɔ̃t]), was a French philosopher. He was a founder of the discipline of sociolog...
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Philosophical anthropology
Philosophical anthropology, sometimes called anthropological philosophy, is a discipline dealing with questions of metaphysics and phenomenology of the human person, and interpersonal relationships.
Philosophy of education
Philosophy of education can refer to either the academic field of applied philosophy or to one of any educational philosophies that promote a specific type or vision of education, and/or which examine...
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Philosophy of history
The term philosophy of history refers to the theoretical aspect of history, in two senses. It is customary to distinguish critical philosophy of history from speculative philosophy of history. Critica...
Positivism
Positivism is the philosophy of science that information derived from logical and mathematical treatments and reports of sensory experience is the exclusive source of all authoritative knowledge, and ...
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Philosophy of psychology
Philosophy of psychology refers to issues at the theoretical foundations of modern psychology. Some of these issues are epistemological concerns about the methodology of psychological investigation. F...
Rational choice theory
Rational choice theory, also known as choice theory or rational action theory, is a framework for understanding and often formally modeling social and economic behavior. Rationality, interpreted as "w...
Sociology
Sociology is the scientific study of social behaviour, including its origins, development, organization, and institutions. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation a...
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Historiography
Historiography refers to both the study of the methodology of historians and the development of history as a discipline, and also to a body of historical work on a particular subject. The historiograp...
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Constantin Noica
Constantin Noica ([konstanˈtin ˈnojka]; July 25 [O.S. July 12] 1909 – December 4, 1987) was a Romanian philosopher, essayist and poet. His preoccupations were throughout all ph...
Historians Pick The Worst Year In History
10 historians try to answer if 2016 has really been the worst year ever. The question of how to determine a “worst year” in history piqued my interest. So I decided to ask a group of historians to nom...
Conjectural history
Conjectural history is a type of historiography isolated in the 1790s by Dugald Stewart, who termed it "theoretical or conjectural history", as prevalent in the historians and early social scientists ...