Monthly Archives: January 2002

‘Oldest’ prehistoric art unearthed

Are abstract markings on a piece of ochre ancient art? The world’s oldest example of abstract art, dating back more than 70,000 years, has been found in a cave in South Africa. Scientists say the discovery shows that modern ways of thinking developed far earlier than we think. They may have been constructed with symbolic intent, the meaning of which is now unknown Dr Christopher Henshilwood, State University of New York at Stony Brook Read More »

John Locke, 1632-1704

While collecting URLs for this page I was rather surprised to find so few sites devoted to the ideas of John Locke. After all, had it not been for Locke (and his fellow countryman, Isaac Newton), the Age of Enlightenment could possibly have been delayed and quite different in its outlook, perhaps even Cartesian! The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy contains a brief biography of Locke. You can find a digitized version of Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding at Oregon State. ... Read More »