Danish-German Connections During the Schleswig Wars

In the 21st Century, a Denmark under German rule seems inconceivable. The Danish identity is distinct from the culture of its colossal neighbor to the south and has sought to retain this distinctiveness at least since the establishment of a German-Danish defensive border with the building of the Danevirke in…

Placing the Book of Daniel in the Hellenistic Age

The Book of David has a famous analogy which is usually interpreted to be the prediction of the rise, fall, and outcome of Alexander the Great and his brief but expansive empire. Other analogies predict the rule of other vast empires throughout antiquity. …

The Native American Continuity of Liminality in the Realm of Paternalistic Dualism

Two dominant philosophies of Native American affairs prevailed during the late 19th century and early 20th century: one of assimilation and modernization and one of differentiation and segregation. The former dominated the last half of the 19th century while the latter dominated the early 20th century.

There is a significant…

A Short History of Ancient Byzantium

Ancient Byzantium has largely been ignored by contemporary historians, partially due to the lack of classical sources on the polis. On the other hand, though, there is still a number of references from major classical writers (such as Herodotus and Thucydides) which have not been studied to their furthest extent.

Equipment, Readiness-to-hand, Being-in-the-World, Concern, and Dasein

Many may think that we, in our everyday lives, understand things in the world by observation of their material properties. For example, we may think we generally understand a pencil as a slim, long, pointed object which weighs only a few grams. Martin Heidegger, in Being and Time (1927), adequately…

Morality, Slavery, Political Philosophy

The ideas generated by Thomas Jefferson are quintessentially of the American spirit. In them can be found the pinnacle of the American enlightenment. A certain amount of Jefferson’s revolutionary idealism made its way into the various facets of the United States while other ideals were defeated by opposing solutions.

Although…

Bradley Gearhart

History and philosophy student interested in intellectual history, historical anthropology, identity, and existential philosophy among other things.

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