Culture and the Horizon of Reason

The Praise of Folly: The Philosophy of Carnaval in Limburg
Every year, the Southern province of Limburg in the Netherlands celebrates Carnaval. What are the philosophical underpinnings of Carnaval in Limburg?
Kinship analysis for a Dutch hamlet of Heugem in 1796
This article analyses the kinship structures in the Dutch hamlet of Heugem in 1796. The kinship analysis uses a social network to visualise relationships.
Friday the 13th: The Science of Paraskevidekatriaphobia
Why is Friday the 13th considered to be unlucky? What is paraskevidekatriaphobia and on what do scientists say about this auspicious day?
Aboriginal Art Symbols in Central Australian Dot Paintings
Central-Australian aboriginal art symbols tell a complex story about the relationship between the people, their culture and their land
Management Philosophy: Exposing the Manager’s New Clothes
Management philosophy contains some of the most influential ideas of the 20th century. This article explores the philosophy of management.
I Shop Therefore I Am: The First Law of Consumer Behaviour
The first law of consumer behaviour is that the real self plus a purchase equals the ideal self. I shop therefore I am has become our motto.
Water Temples in Bali: Merging Religion and Science
Water temples in Bali combine rational engineering with non-rational religion to manage the complex irrigation system that feed the famous sawahs.
Don't Gaze into the Abyss: Philosophical Base Jumping
Friedrich Nietzsche: "if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee." What does gaze into the abyss mean?