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Deconstructing Social Darwinism, Part III

Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 In Quentin Skinner’s celebrated history The Foundations of Modern Political Thought he writes that: If the history of political theory were to be written essentially as a history of ideologies, one outcome might be a clearer understanding of the links between political theory and…

Today in History

On June 30, 1905 Albert Einstein published his paper on Special Relativity with the paper “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies” in the journal Annalen der Physik (original German version in pdf here). This was Einstein’s third of what have become known as the Annus Mirabilis papers (Latin for “extraordinary year”) and revolutionized the field…