History

A number of articles in this blog are categorized as History; at the end of this page is a full list of these.

My professional training is in mathematics, not history; 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. I have attempted to gather posts concerning such studies under the sub-category of Tourism: here is a list.

  1. Burgazada (2/14/2014)
  2. Graffiti grammar (9/15/2014)
  3. The Istanbul Seaside (12/3/2014)
  4. Mîna Urgan on alphabets & Atatürk (12/9/2014)
  5. Taksim in Limbo (12/10/2014)
  6. Istanbul in the Sun (12/12/2014)
  7. Bosphorus Sky (12/19/2014)
  8. Interview with Mustafa Kemal (12/26/2014)
  9. Art on the Bosphorus (3/9/2015)
  10. Teos (5/19/2015)
  11. Joan Baez in Istanbul (7/2/2015)
  12. Pictures (10/13/2015)
  13. Turks of 1071 and Today (12/1/2015)
  14. Art on Büyükada (3/5/2016)
  15. Early Tulips (3/14/2016)
  16. Beykoz, Istanbul (8/16/2016)
  17. Thales of Miletus (12/24/2016)
  18. The geometry of numbers in Euclid (1/2/2017)
  19. Feyhaman Duran (3/19/2017)
  20. The Hands of an Angry Deity (4/2/2017)
  21. Edirne (5/6/2017)
  22. Hypomnesis (7/30/2017)
  23. Ahtamar Island (8/30/2017)
  24. Romance (10/8/2017)
  25. Çarşamba Tour, April 2018 (7/2/2018)
  26. Samatya Tour, July 2018 (7/5/2018)
  27. Şişli Tour, July 2018 (7/19/2018)
  28. Eastern Black Sea Yayla Tour (8/5/2018)

Some of the History posts also fall under the subcategory of Philosophy called Philosophy of History. The following may be the most memorable to me:

The full list under Philosophy of History is the following.

  1. The Tradition of Western Philosophy (9/10/2013)
  2. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (1/20/2014)
  3. NL III: “Body As Mind” (1/25/2014)
  4. NL IV: “Feeling” (2/3/2014)
  5. NL V: “The Ambiguity of Feeling” (2/17/2014)
  6. Freedom (8/4/2014)
  7. Hands on ≠ Minds on (11/19/2014)
  8. The Peace of Liberal Education (1/13/2015)
  9. Inurement (1/15/2015)
  10. Body and Mind (1/20/2015)
  11. Liberation (2/5/2015)
  12. Academic Freedom (3/25/2016)
  13. Thinking & Feeling (7/20/2016)
  14. Happiness (11/3/2016)
  15. Attribution of Fascism (12/11/2016)
  16. Thales of Miletus (12/24/2016)
  17. NL IX: “Retrospect” (2/8/2017)
  18. NL X: “Passion” (2/9/2017)
  19. NL XIII: “Choice” (2/12/2017)
  20. War and Talk (6/18/2017)
  21. Fascism As Abetted by Realism (10/10/2017)
  22. Re-enactment (6/4/2018)
  23. NL XXVII: Force in Politics (9/1/2018)
  24. NL XLII: The First Barbarism: The Saracens (10/1/2018)

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.

  1. The Tradition of Western Philosophy (9/10/2013)
  2. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (1/20/2014)
  3. NL III: “Body As Mind” (1/25/2014)
  4. NL IV: “Feeling” (2/3/2014)
  5. Burgazada (2/14/2014)
  6. NL V: “The Ambiguity of Feeling” (2/17/2014)
  7. Freedom (8/4/2014)
  8. Cosmopolitanism (8/14/2014)
  9. Graffiti grammar (9/15/2014)
  10. The Parabola (10/8/2014)
  11. The Hyperbola (10/10/2014)
  12. Hands on ≠ Minds on (11/19/2014)
  13. The Istanbul Seaside (12/3/2014)
  14. Mîna Urgan on alphabets & Atatürk (12/9/2014)
  15. Taksim in Limbo (12/10/2014)
  16. Istanbul in the Sun (12/12/2014)
  17. Bosphorus Sky (12/19/2014)
  18. Interview with Mustafa Kemal (12/26/2014)
  19. The Peace of Liberal Education (1/13/2015)
  20. Inurement (1/15/2015)
  21. Body and Mind (1/20/2015)
  22. The Writer and the Persona (1/27/2015)
  23. Liberation (2/5/2015)
  24. Art on the Bosphorus (3/9/2015)
  25. Teos (5/19/2015)
  26. Joan Baez in Istanbul (7/2/2015)
  27. Pictures (10/13/2015)
  28. Turks of 1071 and Today (12/1/2015)
  29. Art on Büyükada (3/5/2016)
  30. Early Tulips (3/14/2016)
  31. Academic Freedom (3/25/2016)
  32. On trial for pacifism (3/30/2016)
  33. War Continues (7/16/2016)
  34. Thinking & Feeling (7/20/2016)
  35. Beykoz, Istanbul (8/16/2016)
  36. Happiness (11/3/2016)
  37. What Now (11/12/2016)
  38. Attribution of Fascism (12/11/2016)
  39. Thales of Miletus (12/24/2016)
  40. The geometry of numbers in Euclid (1/2/2017)
  41. NL IX: “Retrospect” (2/8/2017)
  42. NL X: “Passion” (2/9/2017)
  43. NL XIII: “Choice” (2/12/2017)
  44. Feyhaman Duran (3/19/2017)
  45. The Hands of an Angry Deity (4/2/2017)
  46. Homer for the Civilian (4/8/2017)
  47. Edirne (5/6/2017)
  48. War and Talk (6/18/2017)
  49. Ahtamar Island (8/30/2017)
  50. Fascism As Abetted by Realism (10/10/2017)
  51. Re-enactment (6/4/2018)
  52. Samatya Tour, July 2018 (7/5/2018)
  53. NL XXVII: Force in Politics (9/1/2018)
  54. NL XLII: The First Barbarism: The Saracens (10/1/2018)
  55. NL XLIV: The Turks (2/20/2019)
  56. On the Idea of History (10/20/2019)
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