The dictionary definition of monomania is an excessive intellectual preoccupation with a thing or idea. The term “monomania” originated from the Greek word monos, which refers to mania, but also to an agitated state. The definition introduced above indicates that there are species and varieties of monomania which correspond to the faculties and phases of
Plutocracy is a term for a government in which wealthy people use their wealth to rule. Plutocracy enables circumstances in which the rich rule. This leads to policies designed to help the rich, and is reflected in their name, which is derived from the Greek word plouto (kratos), which in English means “prosperous power” or
Many Adventists believe the Bible offers an accurate view of antiquity; Carson for example attributes creationism as the idea that God created the world in six days. Many of the series’s 2,000 visions of the Bible and other mundane topics, such as healthy eating, are incorporated into church teachings, leading other Christians to denigrate Adventists.
It can be alarming for families when they discover that their son or daughter is addicted to drugs. One thing that does not come up to parents when they imagine their children’s future is the possibility that their child will grow up addicted to drugs or alcohol. In the addiction of a loved one, it
The Urantia Book claims to be a new revelation of Jesus’ life and teachings based on the reality of the new testament. It is not a new religion, but rather a modern, epochal revelation aimed at bringing together modern science, religion, and philosophy into a more comprehensive new understanding of reality. Skeptical claims of spiritual
The fundamental normative question underlying elite theory is whether the relative power of a group exceeds that of its relative size (i.e., whether the relative power of a group exceeds that of its relative size). Resistance to elitism includes egalitarianism, populism, and the political theory of pluralism. Elites tend to favor social systems such as
Early modernism in art came with Impressionism, followed by Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and abstract art. Modernism was influenced by Surrealism, late Cubism (Bauhaus, De Stijl, Dada, and German expressionism), masterful modernist color painters such as Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard, and abstraction artists like Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky in the 1920s and 1930s paintings
Humanists regard religion as a religious practice created by man, and they seek to ensure that religion exists to serve human purposes, rather than to dictate them. They seek to eliminate aspects of religious practices that turn out to be inhuman or dehumanizing and to restore, affirm and promote human prosperity. The term “humanism” is
The Carnatic Wars involved many independent rulers and their vassals in a territorial succession conflict including diplomatic and military battles between the French East India Company and the British East India Company. The British and French went to war for the succession to the Austrian throne and to expand their colonies on the American continent.
The Medici produced several popes and cardinals as the dominant family in early modern Florence and married in Europe’s Catholic royal houses, which dominated the rule of the city from the early fifteenth century to 1737. Family members from the Tuscan village of Cafaggiolos lost their influence in the late 14th century when Salvestro de