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A Special Place for Blog Lovers with a Touch of Science!

Blog of Social Sciences & Arts SSA blog gives you the opportunity to participate in discussions concerning the human spirit in all of its aspects and applications. The discourse crosses the imaginary border between Science and Art in order to obtain a new level of understanding the cultural phenomena. From Political Sciences, Economics and...

Blog of Social Sciences & Arts SSA blog gives you the opportunity to participate in discussions concerning the human spirit in all of its aspects and applications. The discourse crosses the imaginary border between Science and Art in order to obtain a new level of understanding the cultural phenomena. From Political Sciences, Economics and Psychology to Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Philosophy, Literature and Visual Art, here is the place to extend the scope of your own knowledge or to share your expert opinion.

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7 Quotes by J. Krishnamurti

Credit: J. Krishnamurti, the Indian philosopher, aboard the S.S. Bremen, arriving in New York City for a vacation; Getty Images

7 Thoughts by the Indian philosopher J. Krishnamurti

1. "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

2. "You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life."

3. "The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence."

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London: The City of Art

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London as a Museum of Art

Certain cities in Europe could be considered the centers of Art. One, of course, is Rome, another is Paris, Barcelona, Vienna, and many more. However, the focus today is London. One of the largest cities in Europe with a population of around 9 million, it was and is one of the main cultural hubs of European artistry. 

There are 857 public art galleries in the city, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library, and who knows how many private ones. As the art historian James Payne says: "If you went to an art gallery every single day for the next two years, you still couldn't visit them all." You can only imagine how multifarious and diverse is the world of art in the capital of England. There is a myriad of pieces of art just in that particular city. The amount of cultural heritage it gathered through the ages is just incredible.

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Editor’s pick: Baruch Spinoza

Credit: Baruch de Spinoza (1632 - 1677), Dutch philosopher. Woodcut engraving, published in 1881.; Getty images

Excerpts from Ethics, Demonstrated in Geometrical Order (1677)

1. "Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by love."

2. "The more we understand the order and connections of things, the more we understand the laws of God."

3. "The highest good is knowledge of the union existing between the mind and the whole of nature."

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The latest technological revolution

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How will AI change the world?

It is generally accepted that so far, there were four main industrial revolutions. The introduction of coals around 1760; gas -1870; electronics and nuclear – 1969; and internet and renewable energy – 2000. In the last several years, however, we are witnessing a worldwide and immense new technological shift. That is the turn to artificial intelligence systems. It develops with such a tempo that we cannot really grasp it.

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Editor’s Pick: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Credit: The philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty in his home in Paris 1950; Getty Images

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) was a French phenomenologist philosopher and a leading figure in existentialism. He was born in Rochefort-sur-Mer, France and died in Paris, France. He studied at the École Normale Supérieure and later taught at the Sorbonne, the University of Lyon, and the Collège de France. Merleau-Ponty is best known for his work in phenomenology, which emphasizes the role of perception and embodiment in understanding the world. His major works include "Phenomenology of Perception" (1945) and "The Structure of Behavior" (1942). He died at the age of 53 in a road accident.

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