Horizon of Reason Topics and Tags: Culture, Science and Magic

This blog covers various topics and draws inspiration from the humanities, the sciences and the art of theatrical magic.

Identity: We are not who we are
In a postmodern world people are tasked with crafting their identity in absence of social structures. These article discuss our web of social identity that we weave as we live our lives.

5 articles

Anthropology: Learning from Cultural Diversity
Human cultures show a remarkable diversity. These articles provide insights into unusual aspects of humanity.

14 articles

Art: Expressing the Non-Rational
Art is more than a representation of nature. Works of art from various cultures hide inner meaning aout the nature of reality.

5 articles

Capitalism: The Alluring Deception
Capitalism is the driving force of twentyfirst-century humanity. How does capitalism drive human behaviour and what are its limits?

4 articles

Deviance: The Scourge of Normality
We live in a society that celebrates normality. What can we learn from people who deviate from the norm?

6 articles

Engineering: Reflections on the Constructed World
Engineering is dominated by the STEM subjects. How can we enhance engineering with the humanities and the arts?

3 articles

History: Can We Know the Past?
History will always repeat itself. If that is the case, what can we know about the past?

1 article

Illusions: The World Is Not As It Seems
We seem to perceive the world as it is. Optical and other illusions teach us tat this is not always the case.

11 articles