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Apr 22: Phenomenology And The Conscious Mind: The Experience Of The Now
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...you start listening to a song, e.g. the Beatles song, "Hey Jude" - after it starts, the beginning is sinking into the immediate past - each moment of the song is, in time, a separate and discreet event - each word is a separate event - when we hear the word "Hey", every bit of us pulls towards the next word in the song, "Jude" - as the two words unfold, we have both anticipation and... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:46:46 +0200

Apr 17: Jesus In Scripture And Tradition: Jesus: Who Do You Say I Am?
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...both Jesus and Israel are considered God's beloved and first-born son - in Genesis, this title is a challenge - "Human nature is not constituted so as to facilitate the acceptance of chosenness. The one chosen is sorely tempted to interpret his special status as a mandate for domination." - some think that this hurdle which is so present in the Old Testament will not be present in the ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:29:06 +0200

Apr 16: The European Discovery Of China: The Etymology Of The Name Europe
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...the classical world had provided a mythical name for the Western end of Eurasia - Europa was the name of a Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus, named Europe - a Mediterranean myth - Zeus comes and abducts the princess and brings her back to Crete - sex and sea intermingled with the everlasting appeal of beauty and the beast - this name wasn't used widely until Renaissance tim... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:02:52 +0200

Apr 04: A History Of The World Since 1300: 1890-1914: Savage Of Wars Of Peace
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...latter half of the 19th century - a long Victorian boom - represented a dynamic of a great production and circulation of plenty - new ideas - effervescence - a feeling of possibility - population growth increasing - intensified interdependence between societies - the world had a center, located in Europe - the British economy, and London in particular - capitalist front... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 03:10:17 +0200

Apr 01: Christianisme Et Philosophie Dans L'AntiquitÉ: Les Textes Patristiques
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...le christianisme devait une partie importante de son succès à sa doctrine - se constitue à travers la production d'une abondante littérature - les écrits du Nouveau Testamentdeviennent très vite pour les chrétiens des écrits de référence - textes pastoristiques - les apocryphes- Nouveau Testament - les premiers textes chrétiens connus sont les Épîtres de Paul, composées d... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 09:50:35 +0200

Mar 28: Chinese Thought: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science: Mozi And Materialist State Consequentialism
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...Mozi (468-391 BCE) - the "zi" means master - Mozi = Master Mo - Laozi = Master Lao - lived after Confucius (551-479 BCE) - lived before Mencius (390-310 BCE) - one of the principal interpreters of Confucianism - The Mozi - expounds the philosophy of Mohism - structured much like the Analects - collected after he died - may have penned some of the chapters... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:48:11 +0200

Mar 27: Mountains 101: Why Do Mountains Matter?
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...why mountains matter - important in almost every country - compose one quarter of the world's surface - one quarter of the world's population live in or close to mountains- mountain ecosystems - almost all world's major rivers have their head waters in mountains - more than half of the world's population relies on the fresh water that collects in mountainous regions - drink... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:58:45 +0200

Mar 26: Human Evolution: Past And Future: Hominin Species And Speciation
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...why are species bounded from each other - we would expect to find - gradual changes in the fossil record - gradual gradations among living organisms, i.e. a continuous range of species of animals - explanation - as gradual changes occurred, they became more and more adapted to smaller habitats - those gradations gave rise to large populations and smaller populations - ... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:11:20 +0200

Mar 23: Sexing The Canvas: Art And Gender: Boucher'S Madame De Pompadour: Controlling The Gaze
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...1754: Pastel of Madame de Pompadour - François Boucher - the official mistress of Louis XV - came from the bourgeoisie rather than the nobility - ennobled by the king upon becoming his official mistress - known for her beauty and - a clever woman - had the king appoint her brother and uncle to positions of importance regarding arts in the society - directors of king's ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:43:11 +0100

Mar 23: Superpowers Of The Ancient World: The Near East: 1800-1500 Bce: Kamose And Ahmose Expelling The Hyksos
Notes on MOOC Lectures
...Second Intermediate Period (Dynasties 15-17) - 1800-1500 BCE - the most important center in Egypt was the Delta city of Avaris - ruled by the Hyksos King Apophis - Hyksos means "foreign ruler" in Egyptian - Egypt seemed to be ruled then by a Palestinian immigrant elite - the south of Egypt - capital is Thebes - economically poorer - ruler: Seqenenre - Apophis vs. ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:09:56 +0100