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History of Thought

The Ideas that Changed the World

(A history of knowledge)
Books by piero scaruffi: Thinking about Thought
Intelligence is not Artificial

Lectures by Piero Scaruffi (SFSU 2008, U.C. Berkeley, 2002-15)

The Reader for this Class | The Slides for the 2014-15 Class


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Index of the Slides

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  1. Oldest Knowledge
  2. What the Near East knew
  3. What the Near East knew II
  4. What the Near East knew III
  5. What the Near East knew IV
  6. What the Egyptians knew
  7. What the Egyptians knew II
  8. What the Egyptians knew III
  9. What the Indians knew I
  10. What the Indians knew II
  11. What the Chinese knew II
  12. What the Chinese knew III
  13. What the Phoenicians knew
  14. What the Celts knew
  15. What the Greeks knew I
  16. What the Greeks knew II
  17. What the Greeks knew III
  18. What the Greeks knew IV
  19. What the Romans knew I
  20. What the Romans knew II
  21. What the Romans knew III
  22. What the Romans knew IV
  23. What the Barbarians knew
  24. What the Christians knewTang & Song China
  25. Medieval India
  26. Islamic India
  27. What the Japanese knew
  28. What the Muslims knew
  29. What the Muslims and Jews knew/ Ottoman Era
  30. What the Middle Ages knew I/Historical background
  31. What the Middle Ages knew II/ Early Middle Ages
  32. What the Middle Ages knew III/ Late Middle Ages
  33. What the Middle Ages knew IV/ Philosophy
  34. What the Middle Ages knew V/ National states
  35. What the Middle Ages knew VI/ Art
  36. What the Middle Ages knew VII/Byzantine Architecture
  37. What the Middle Ages knew VIII/Gothic
  38. What the Middle Ages knew IX
  39. What the Americans knew
  40. Ming & Manchu China
  41. What the Renaissance knew I
  42. What the Renaissance knew II
  43. What the Renaissance knew III
  44. What the Renaissance knew - Age of Exploration
  45. What the Industrial Age knew
  46. What the Industrial Age knew I
  47. What the Industrial Age knew II
  48. What the Victorian Age knew - Politics
  49. What the Victorian Age knew II - Science and Philosophy
  50. What the Victorian Age knew III - Arts
  51. The Modern World 1919-1939
  52. The Modern World 1939-1945
  53. The Modern World 1946-1968
  54. The Modern World 1969-1990
  55. The Modern World 1991-2000
  56. The Modern World 2000-2009
  57. The Modern World 2010-2019
  58. Art and Music in the 1960s

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Empires
History
Architecture
Classical Music
Ancient Literature
Art
Philosophy
Modern Fiction
Modern Poetry
Milestone books
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