The market mechanism, taught to millions of business and economics students, is not a simple model. Even though it has been studied extensively, the political discussion about the role and applicability of markets often seems confused. A deep fact/value problem distorts the debates about markets and democracy as the cornerstones of Western societies. Is the market mechanism a […]

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Plato lived from 428/427 or 424/423 BCE  to 348/347 BCE. He was born and died in Athens, and reached 80. He was a student of Socrates, and started a school of philosophy, the Academy, when he was around 40. Aristotle (384-322 BCE) was born in Stagirus, northern Greece. His father died when Aristotle was a child. […]

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If you add up all the natural numbers from 1 to infinity, you should get a really large version of infinity, but this is not the case. What you get is  minus one/twelfth. Watch the following well-made video clip in order to understand how this happens. Related posts: Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic Nature by Numbers […]

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Last Sunday ended an exhibition in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. I visited just in time and saw some beautiful and large paintings which depict in great detail the life in a royal Korean Court, during the Joseon Dynasty, (1392-1910.) The photos are below, and there is also a video about Korea at […]

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The new year has come faster than I wanted it, another sign that everything is accelerating. It seems that I wrote the Congratulations for the 2013 New Year just recently.  Here is a summary of the changes for this website in the last year, as well as a look forward: I made a radical design […]

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Which movements, ideas, and events have contributed to the history and development of the concept of human rights?  The following list is very selective; it shows some historical highlights that manifest the trend that runs through the Western legal and philosophical traditions. Traditional Religions all support idea that the human person has worth and value […]

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