Plato divided the soul into three parts: the logistikon (reason), the thymoeides (spirit, which houses anger, as well as other emotions), and the epithymetikon (appetite or desire, which houses the desire for physical pleasures) -- wikipedia
Arts & Humanities
Request: Doc said that Singapore, the highest calibrating country at that time, is a product of benevolent dictatorship. Generically, is it a viable form of government?
Priority request. "The novel's protagonist, Howard Roark, is an intransigent young architect who battles against conventional standards and refuses to compromise with an architectural establishment unwilling to accept innovation" -- wikipedia
Priority request. "the ancient Mesopotamian goddess of love, war, and fertility. She is also associated with beauty, sex, divine law, and political power" -- wikipedia
Priority request: A significant feature in former communist countries, some buildings are considered "exciting" works of arts. Seems like people with no heart would want to build and live in such things. "I am sure a computer is very happy there" as Doc would say.
Priority request. “We derive our ideas from psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy, art and culture. As our name – The School of Life – suggests, we are here to teach people how life can be lived and what can make it truly worthwhile, effective and fulfilling.“
respected as a spokesperson for Black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of Black culture. Her works are widely used in schools and universities worldwide -- wikipedia
it is not clear which of two events should be considered the cause and which should be considered the effect... to express the difficulty of sequencing actions where each seems to depend on others being done first -- wikipedia
a critique of 1950s urban planning policy, which it holds responsible for the decline of many city neighborhoods in the United States. -- wikipedia. Request: This is one of the most well-known texts about cities and how they work
the art and technique of designing and building, as distinguished from the skills associated with construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art -- wikipedia
Request: Doc has calibrated during a video lecture that there exists a realm that can be called Valhalla – a warrior's heaven. Is it really a heaven?
"The women of Athens concoct a daring scheme: penetrate the male-dominated Assembly disguised as men and vote themselves into power, after which they will overturn the old laws and inaugurate a new society where all are equal and where property and sex, too! is shared" -- amazon
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues -- Oxford Languages
the idea that all people are six or fewer social connections away from each other -- wikipedia. Priority request.