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How Rabindranath Tagore reshaped Indian philosophy and literature

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a highly prolific Indian poet, philosopher, writer, and educator who wrote novels, essays, plays, and poetic works in colloquial Bengali. He was a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance, a cultural nationalist movement in the city. The post How Rabindranath Tagore reshaped Indian philosophy and literature appeared first on OUPblog.         Related StoriesPhilosopher of The Month: William James (timeline)Celebrating notable women in philosophy: Philippa FootPhilosopher of the month: Saint Thomas Aquinas [More]

Measles & the Ethics of Belief

Before the development of the vaccine, measles infections resulted in thousands of hospitalizations and hundreds of deaths in the United States each year. After the vaccine became available, the number of cases dropped dramatically. While the number of infections remains low, measles has recently gotten into the news due to an outbreak in Washington (the [More]

Philosopher of The Month: William James (timeline)

This January the OUP Philosophy team honours William James (1842-1910) as their Philosopher of the Month. James was the founder of pragmatism, an influential Harvard philosopher and scholar on religion and was arguably considered one of the dominant figures in psychology of his day, before Sigmund Freud. The post Philosopher of The Month: William James (timeline) appeared first on OUPblog.         Related StoriesCervical cancer and the story-telling cloth in MaliHow well do you know William Godwin? [quiz]Philosopher of The Month: William Godwin [More]

When a Fundamentalist Finds Philosophy

I had grown up a Christian fundamentalist who generally had the world figured out by the time I was a teen and had my eyes firmly set on full time ministry. I took a required intro to philosophy class during my senior year at an ultra-conservative Baptist college by a professor who was not so conservative (and not so Baptist it turns out). I would never be the same. [More]

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