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Have you been wrong?

“A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday”. Alexander Pope

Fitness

to steal someone’s thunder

 

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The phrase to steal someone’s thunder means: to use the ideas, policies, etc., devised by another person, political party, etc., for one’s own advantage or to anticipate their use by the originator. 1,000 more words

Etymology

Voltaire and the Jacobites

Voltaire had long-running and complicated relationships with the Jacobites, the supporters of the exiled Stuarts, the Catholic dynasty which was overthrown and replaced by the Protestant William of Orange in 1688… 889 more words

Voltaire

Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Man"

British poet Alexander Pope’s “An Essay on Man” (1734) captures perfectly the symbiotic mindsets emerging during this time period from a religious believer’s perspective; wherein the hitherto dominant worldview based on faith-based reasoning–which was simultaneously nurturing, incorporating, but also quite often competing with–alternative… 1,026 more words

Philosophy

Her Body, His Choice: Rape Culture and 18th Century Literature

It is a woman’s body, so it should be her choice as to what happens to it, right? Well historically, this has not been the case. 1,128 more words

Legacy/Impact

REDISCOVERING CRITICAL THINKING IN NIGERIA | by Ayo Sogunro

Every now and then, I catch myself somewhat frustrated by the contradictions that engulf Nigeria and its people. Nigeria is a great country, we say. Yet, my daily experience of governance, society, and citizenship continues to be negative. 1,086 more words

Essays