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Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans

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Although stories about Pythagoras abounded in the ancient world, little about him is known for certain. He was born around 470 BCE on Samos, travelled widely, founded a scholarly community at Croton in Southern Italy, and died around 495 BCE. He…

A Dangerous Man in the Pantheon

This October marks 300 years since the birth of French Enlightenment thinker Denis Diderot. Although perhaps best known for co-founding the Encylopédie, Philipp Blom argues for the importance of Diderot’s philosophical writings and how they offer a…