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2018-09-30 21:49
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30.09.2018

Economy Class: Nicholas Wapshott Explains Why John Maynard Keynes Was “Ahead of His Time”

John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946) was an influential British economist whose ideas on government intervention in the economy were considered to be both revolutionary and controversial. Nicholas Wapshott, author of ‘Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined M...
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28.09.2018

Economy Class: Nicholas Wapshott Explains Why John Maynard Keynes Was “Ahead of His Time”

John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946) was an influential British economist whose ideas on government intervention in the economy were considered to be both revolutionary and controversial. Nicholas Wapshott is the author of Keynes/Hayek: The Clash That Defi...
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2.02.2017

Jaakko Hintikka: Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Groundbreaking “Language Games” are Not Child’s Play

Thanks to his groundbreaking work in logic, the philosophy of mind, mathematics, and language, as well as two published works, Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) played a leading role in the 20th-century analyti...
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22.09.2016

Freud’s Faults: Frank Sulloway on the Father of Psychoanalysis’s Dubious Methods and Practices

Although some of his theories are still hotly debated, Sigmund Freud, (May 6, 1856–September 23, 1939) is widely regarded as a trailblazer in the realm of psychiatry and psychology. The Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist, who was allegedly the first...
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15.07.2016

‘Round Miles: Quincy Troupe on the Life and Music of Miles Davis

Widely considered as one of the top musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis (1926–1991) was a major force in jazz. He was not only a gifted trumpeter and composer, but also an innovator who created a nine-member band called the “nonet,” in which unc...
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21.04.2016

The Mathematical Artistry of Paul Dirac: Michael Atiyah on the Life and Work of Quantum Genius Paul Dirac

Paul Dirac (1902–1984) was an English theoretical physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. In 1933, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Austrian physicist Erwin Sch...
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29.03.2016

The Road to Hayek: Nicholas Wapshott on the Life and Work of Economist Friedrich Hayek

Austrian-born economist Friedrich A. Hayek was noted for his criticisms of the Keynesian welfare state and of totalitarian socialism which was laid out in his popular book The Road to Serfdom (1944). In 1974, he shared the Nobel Prize for Economics wit...
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11.11.2015

Churchill’s Rock: Sonia Purnell on The Life and Times of Clementine Churchill

Best known as the wife of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill served as one of her husband's closest confidantes, aiding him during his brightest moments as well as his darkest hours. During World War II, she l...
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14.10.2015

On God, Truth and Superman: Paul Katsafanas on Friedrich Nietzsche’s Radical Philosophy

German philosopher of the late 19th century, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) boldly and daringly challenged the foundations of Christianity, traditional morality, and other prevalent social mores. He was at the forefront of the existentialism, perspect...
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13.08.2015

ReJoyce: Philip Kitcher on James Joyce’s “Amazingly Lyrical” and “Startlingly” Original Prose

The author of such literary classics as Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, James Joyce (1882–1941) was one of Ireland's most celebrated novelists known for his avant-garde and often experimental style of writing. Philip Kitcher has taught at several American ...
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15.07.2015

Standing on Aristotle’s Shoulders: David Roochnik on the Life and Work of Aristotle

The third and final member of a chain of Athenian philosophers who would shape the foundation of Western philosophy, Aristotle (384 B.C.E.–322 B.C.E.) was a student of Plato, who would eventually go on to mentor Alexander the Great. Nicknamed “The Read...
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11.05.2015

Freud: Right or Wrong? Edward Erwin on Why Freud is Still Important

Although some of his theories are still hotly debated, Sigmund Freud, (May 6, 1856–September 23, 1939) is widely regarded as a trailblazer in the realm of psychiatry and psychology. The Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist, who was allegedly the first...
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23.02.2015

Liszt Fever: Misha Dichter on Why Franz Liszt is a“Towering Genius”

One of the most singularly talented pianists of all time, Franz Liszt (1811—1886) dominated the musical world of the 19th century. An unrivaled virtuoso who also composed his own music, Liszt laid the bedrock for the Late Romantic and Impressionistic s...
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23.01.2015

“Revealing Intimacy”: Michael Patrick Gillespie on James Joyce’s“Profound Sense of the Human Condition”

The author of such literary classics as Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, James Joyce (1882 – 1941) was one of Ireland's most celebrated novelists known for his avant-garde and often experimental style of writing.  Michael Patrick Gillespie is Professor of E...
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24.10.2014

By His Own Design: Robert Twombly on The Individualism of Frank Lloyd Wright

Widely hailed as the greatest American architect of all time, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959) designed hundreds of iconic buildings and structures throughout the early 20th century. Well-known for his creative and visionary designs, Wright believed th...
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18.09.2014

Language Rules: Rom Harré Talks About Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Language

Austrian-born English philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) is considered as one of the most influential—although controversial—thinkers of the 20th century. His work touched on topics such as ethics, logic, and language. Rom Harré is Distinguish...
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2.02.2014

The Riddle of Hume’s Treatise: Paul Russell on the Life and Work of David Hume

Scotland’s greatest philosopher, David Hume (1711–1776) was a key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment. He is generally considered one of the three main figureheads along with John Locke and Bishop George Berkley of the influential British Empiricism m...
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10.02.2013

Looking For Hemingway: Gay Talese Talks of Men and Books

Pulitzer and Nobel-winning writer, Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, whose simple, clear, and distinctive style revolutionized literature. American author Gay Talese is the bestselling author of...
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19.12.2012

The Mozart Effect: Anne-Sophie Mutter on the Life and Work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Considered by many to be the greatest composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) composed hundreds of pieces of music. Among his most famous works are Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music, 1787) and the operas Don Giovanni (178...
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24.05.2012

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Jack Copeland on the Life and Work of Codebreaker and Computer Science Pioneer Alan Turing

Alan Turing (1912–1954) was an English mathematician, logician, pioneer of computer science, and wartime code-breaker. He is credited with creating a design for the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE), the early electronic stored-program computer, as well...
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9.11.2009

The Inventing Machine: Paul Israel on the Life and Work of Thomas Edison

One of the most influential American inventors of all time, Thomas Alva Edison (1847–1931) is responsible for the creation of several devices that shaped the face of modern technology. Most famous for his invention of the first practical light bulb, Ed...
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5.10.2009

The“King of the Cats” — Paul Muldoon on the Life and Work of W.B. Yeats

Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, William Butler (W.B.) Yeats (1865–1939), is considered to this day as one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. Paul Muldoon is the autho...
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7.09.2009

Finding Consistency in the Inconsistent: Rebecca Goldstein on the Life and Work of Kurt Gödel

Best known for his Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) is considered one of the most important mathematicians and logicians of the 20th century. By showing that the establishment of a set of axioms encompassing all of mathematics would never...
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3.08.2009

The Evolution of Charles Darwin: John Darnton on the Life and Work of Charles Darwin

English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882) laid the foundations of evolutionary biology through the process of natural selection, which he outlined in his seminal work, On the Origin of Species. John Darnton is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter an...
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6.07.2009

Maestros of Suspense: Jack Sullivan Talks about Music in Alfred Hitchcock’s Films

The undisputed "master of suspense," Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) was an iconic film director and producer of over 50 movies, including Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds. The techniques he pioneered inspired a new ge...
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4.05.2009

A Life by Design: Kenneth Frampton on the Life and Work of Le Corbusier

Arguably the most influential architect, designer and urban planner of the 20th century, Swiss-born Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887–1965), played a decisive role in the development of modern architecture representative of the industrial a...
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6.04.2009

James Flannery: W.B. Yeats’ Poetry Is A “Dialogue Of Self And Soul”

Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, William Butler (W.B.) Yeats (1865–1939), is considered to this day as one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. Singer, scholar, stage di...
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2.03.2009

Janna Levin On Kurt Gödel: Incompleteness Theorem Is Not Just A Numbers Game

Best known for his Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) is considered one of the most important mathematicians and logicians of the 20th century. By showing that the establishment of a set of axioms encompassing all of mathematics would never...
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5.01.2009

Einstein’s Dreams: Alan Lightman on the Life and Work of Albert Einstein

Generally considered one of the most influential physicists in history, Albert Einstein’s (1879–1955) groundbreaking theories reshaped the scientific community’s view and understanding of the universe. He developed the special and general theories of r...
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2.01.2009

John Heiss Sounds Out Igor Stravinsky’s Birds, Puppets and Other Musical Tales

The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) was one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century. His career spanned from the early twentieth century, when he composed ballets inspired by Russian myth and the era's revived interest i...
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1.01.2009

Einstein’s Universe: Frank Wilczek Explains The Phycisict’s Massive Contributions To Science

Considered to be the most influential physicist of the 20th century, Albert Einstein (1879–1955) developed the theory of relativity and laid foundations for modern quantum mechanics. Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute ...
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