History

A number of articles in this blog concern historical subjects. My training is not in history, but in mathematics; however, I live in a land whose ancient history, at least, I grew up studying, if only implicitly. I may continue those studies today, if only as a local tourist; see for example

Some articles concern the philosophy of history; on this subject, the articles most memorable to me are:

Any of my articles having to do with R. G. Collingwood is likely to say something about the philosophy of history. The article on Thales reviews Collingwood’s discussion of the paradox that, since all things in history are potentially connected, we cannot know one thing, historically, without knowing everything; and since this is impossible, history would seem to be impossible. This may have to do with why I did not like history as a student.

The following lists all of the articles to which I have assigned the History category. (The upper limit of how many articles to list is currently set at 50.)

  1. NL IV: “Feeling” (2/3/2014)
  2. Burgazada (2/14/2014)
  3. Freedom (8/4/2014)
  4. Cosmopolitanism (8/14/2014)
  5. Graffiti grammar (9/15/2014)
  6. The Parabola (10/8/2014)
  7. The Hyperbola (10/10/2014)
  8. The Istanbul Seaside (12/3/2014)
  9. Mîna Urgan on alphabets & Atatürk (12/9/2014)
  10. Taksim in Limbo (12/10/2014)
  11. Istanbul in the Sun (12/12/2014)
  12. Bosphorus Sky (12/19/2014)
  13. Interview with Mustafa Kemal (12/26/2014)
  14. The Peace of Liberal Education (1/13/2015)
  15. Inurement (1/15/2015)
  16. Body and Mind (1/20/2015)
  17. The Writer and the Persona (1/27/2015)
  18. Liberation (2/5/2015)
  19. Art on the Bosphorus (3/9/2015)
  20. Teos (5/19/2015)
  21. Joan Baez in Istanbul (7/2/2015)
  22. Pictures (10/13/2015)
  23. Turks of 1071 and Today (12/1/2015)
  24. Art on Büyükada (3/5/2016)
  25. Early Tulips (3/14/2016)
  26. Academic Freedom (3/25/2016)
  27. On trial for pacifism (3/30/2016)
  28. War Continues (7/16/2016)
  29. Thinking & Feeling (7/20/2016)
  30. Beykoz, Istanbul (8/16/2016)
  31. Happiness (11/3/2016)
  32. What Now (11/12/2016)
  33. Attribution of Fascism (12/11/2016)
  34. Thales of Miletus (12/24/2016)
  35. The geometry of numbers in Euclid (1/2/2017)
  36. NL IX: “Retrospect” (2/8/2017)
  37. NL X: “Passion” (2/9/2017)
  38. NL XIII: “Choice” (2/12/2017)
  39. Feyhaman Duran (3/19/2017)
  40. The Hands of an Angry Deity (4/2/2017)
  41. Homer for the Civilian (4/8/2017)
  42. Edirne (5/6/2017)
  43. War and Talk (6/18/2017)
  44. Ahtamar Island (8/30/2017)
  45. Fascism As Abetted by Realism (10/10/2017)
  46. Re-enactment (6/4/2018)
  47. Samatya Tour, July 2018 (7/5/2018)
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