How do I start with the greeks(for philosophy).I made this thread because there are too many guides with completely different books and I dont know which one is the best one.
>Reality is stable or else we couldn't even be here right now
>There is no truth/absolute knowledge
absolute knowledge can't exist because of our distorted perception of reality, or even the possibility that it could be distorted.
plus there's no evidence on reality being stable, and there will never be any.
Could you dig a tunnel to a moat to draw the water out?
How similar is the old testament, the Bible, the torah and the quran are?
What is the connection and links between these abrahamic faiths?
> What is the connection and links between these abrahamic faiths?
That would be a spoiler. I recommend reading them all in chronological order.
Why did segregated Japanese units in WWII perform better than Buffalo Solider units even though negro-americans were not put in concentration camps during the war?
Was the South as glorious as they say? Serious question since I know little about Southern history and I haven't traveled much.
If you owned a plantation it was probably pretty fun. If not you were probably a slave or a small hold farmer. Not much industry or non agricultural buisness opportunities. Hard to compete with slave labor.
So like in any society if you belonged to the wealthiest and most powerful class of folks, things were good.
What was prehistoric humor like, /his/?
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but were obtuse writing systems like Chinese (and by extension, Japanese) developed to keep the general population illiterate and to ensure only the rich and royalty could afford to learn to read, and through that maintain power?
I doubt it. The character's that are in the written Chinese language developed from picture symbols. Eventually they became more complex over time until the government had a simplified version created to make it easier for everyone to learn. To the Chinese, it is not as complicated to learn as it looks to non Chinese, so I doubt they made it hard to keep out peasants.
Here is an example of how it developed over time. I know ri isn't the most complex looking of words but it shows how the words came from pictures. For ri, it started out as a drawing of the sun, and now today looks more like a box than a circle.
Why did homosexuality become stigmatized to such a great degree? What's the deal with that?
Ego non sum
Ego non sum
Ego non sum filius senatoris
Ego non sum
Ego non sum
Ego non sum fortunatus
If the atom bomb could never and would never be invented, how would this have affected the end of the pacific war and more importantly, the cold war?
The war would have lasted years longer and millions of Japanese would have died in the bomb and blockade strategy the US would have adopted. The Navy would never have supported an invasion, as Admirals King and Nimitz made clear. How many American and Allied casulties are unknowable.
> how would this have affected the end of the pacific war
Not that much, desu. Japan was on its last legs, and what was keeping them from surrendering was internal uselessness as much as anything else. If nothing else, starvation would bring them down.
>the cold war?
While I"m sure you'll hear the line that nukes kept the peace, that's probably not really true. Modern industrialized states are fully capable of enormous...
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Where did it all go wrong?