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Words are Chameleons: The Languages of Law

Words are to a lawyer what mathematics is to a physicist. That being the case, if an observer watched the goings on of, say, the Court of King’s Bench in the 15th century, they might wonder how the legal system could work at all, for they would be hearing words in three languages...Read more >





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In the study of philosophy, of what is the owl of Minerva a symbol?

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No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.


JULY 15, 2019

Gangs in the Modern World

Gangs fascinate people. They have been the subject of sociological inquiry for over a hundred years. Major theories on crime and delinquency have emerged in relation to the study of gangs and gang members...

JUNE 20, 2019

What's new: June 2019

This month one new Quick Reference title has been added to the site.

MAY 28, 2019

Rewriting the Plant Family Tree

There has never been a better time to study plant sciences. That may sound odd, or like an arrogant twenty-first century disparagement of the skills and intelligence of our forebears...