Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hawking Dawkins had a grand fall

'Maya' mired in an overly ambitious plot Bangkok Post - May 14, 2011
MAYA By Jostein Gaarder 346pp, 2001 Phoenix paperback. Available at all good bookshops, 279 baht. His later novel, Maya, attempts to do for evolutionary science what Sophie's World did for philosophy: render it inspiring; reveal it in all of its ...
Stephen Hawking tells Google 'philosophy is dead' - Matt Warman - May 17, 2011
Speaking to Google's Zeitgeist Conference in Hertfordshire, the author of 'A Brief History of Time' said that fundamental questions about the nature of the universe could not be ...
Stephen Hawking, science and sharia Washington Post (blog) 
My twelve-year-old son Rumi, is a fan of Stephen Hawkings' book, A Brief History of Time. He has been blogging about the book for nearly a year now.
Islamic philosophy is genuine and is not Greek Iran Book News Agency - May 17, 2011
In the reviewing meeting on the book "Farabi"; written by Nasrollah Hikmat, Davari Ardakani said: " The philosophy which began with al-Kindi and was established with Farabi, is authentically original and isn't Greek.
Dr Michiel Leezenbrrg, professor of philosophy at the University of Amsterdam is going to lecture on 'Spinoza and Islamic Philosophy' at Iranian Institute of Philosophy.
A Philosopher in Love New York Times - Robert Zaretsky - May 6, 2011
TODAY is the 300th birthday of David Hume, the most important philosopher ever to write in English, according to The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Monk, mystic, mechanic Ha'aretz - Avner Shapira - May 13, 2011
Ludwig Wittgenstein's complicated ties with his Viennese family, the suicides of three of his siblings, his ambivalent attitude toward his Jewish origins and his homosexuality - all are examined in a new exhibition in Berlin in honor of the great 20th ...

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