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Empathie: Fragmentarische Einführung in ein weites Forschungsfeld

Friedrich Vollhardt, 25 January 2022

Eine Einleitung in die mit dem Begriff der Empathie verbundenen Probleme ist eine Herausforderung. Was lässt sich in wenigen Sätzen zu diesem kaum überschaubaren Komplex in der europäischen Denk-, Philosophie- und Religionsgeschichte sagen, und zwar im Blick auf Literatur und Kunst?

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Civil War in Brunswick, Maine

Michael C. Kimmage, 12 November 2020

Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in Brunswick, Maine from 1850 to 1852. It was and is a small town in coastal Maine, home to Bowdoin College, where Stowe’s husband was briefly a professor of theology. Harriet Beecher Stowe was not then famous. Neither was her husband.

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The Utopian Library

Bill Bell, 09 February 2022

“I happened to carry a great many books with me instead of merchandise when I sailed my fourth voyage”, reports Raphael Hythloday, “for I was so far from thinking of soon coming back that I thought never to return at all and I gave them all my books”. Thus, as he set out to describe his foundational utopia in 1516, Thomas More imagined a library.

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