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History of Thought

The Ideas that Changed the World

(A history of knowledge)
Books by piero scaruffi: The Nature of Consciousness
Synthesis: Poems and Meditations

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 Jews knew
  25. What the Christians knewTang & Song China
  26. Medieval India
  27. Islamic India
  28. What the Japanese knew
  29. What the Muslims knew
  30. What the Muslims and Jews knew/ Ottoman Era
  31. What the Middle Ages knew I/Historical background
  32. What the Middle Ages knew II/ Early Middle Ages
  33. What the Middle Ages knew III/ Late Middle Ages
  34. What the Middle Ages knew IV/ Philosophy
  35. What the Middle Ages knew V/ National states
  36. What the Middle Ages knew VI/ Art
  37. What the Middle Ages knew VII/Byzantine Architecture
  38. What the Middle Ages knew VIII/Gothic
  39. What the Middle Ages knew IX
  40. What the Americans knew
  41. Ming & Manchu China
  42. What the Renaissance knew I
  43. What the Renaissance knew II
  44. What the Renaissance knew III
  45. What the Renaissance knew - Age of Exploration
  46. What the Industrial Age knew
  47. What the Industrial Age knew I
  48. What the Industrial Age knew II
  49. What the Victorian Age knew - Politics
  50. What the Victorian Age knew II - Science and Philosophy
  51. What the Victorian Age knew III - Arts
  52. The Modern World 1919-1939
  53. The Modern World 1939-1945
  54. The Modern World 1946-1968
  55. The Modern World 1969-1990
  56. The Modern World 1991-2000
  57. The Modern World 2000

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