Early photography pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron: art and chemistry

What makes a truly great photograph? Is it the skill of the photographer or the nature of the subject matter? Sometimes there are stories behind great pictures. And this one involves two pioneers who helped shape the history of photography itself: Julia Margaret Cameron and Sir John Herschel. Cameron, the most significant female photographer of Read more…

How to Argue – Philosophical Reasoning: Crash Course Philosophy #2

Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: share your passion with the world. Aristotle once described humans as “the rational animal.” Well, actually, he said that “man is the rational animal,” but we don’t have to be sexist just because he was. And if you’ve ever gotten into an argument with someone Read more…

The five major world religions – John Bellaimey

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Jessica Ruby In all times and places in our history, human beings have wondered, “Where did we come from? What’s our place in the world? What happens to us after we die?” Religions are systems of belief that have developed and evolved over time in response to these and other eternal Read more…

Existentialism: Crash Course Philosophy #16

Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: share your passion with the world. What gives your life meaning? God? Love? Money? Work? Fanfiction? Football? Shopping? Sherlock? You might have your own personal sense of purpose in your life, or maybe you’re hoping this course will help you find one. Or you might Read more…

PHILOSOPHY: Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant is a philosopher who tried to work out how human beings could be good and kind outside of the exaltations and blandishments of traditional religions. He was born in 1724, in the Baltic city of Königsberg, which at that time was part of Prussia and now belongs to Russia, renamed Kaliningrad. Kant’s parents Read more…