The History of Ideas

After studying the history of ideas for years, both in the university and on my own free time, I've come to the somewhat anti-climactic yet lucid conclusion that ideas are rather powerful.

They have the capacity to create and destroy, to illumine or to confuse, to uplift or to repress, to instigate hate or to inspire love. They can lead us into a better future or set us up for darker times.

In this wisdom archive of iPerceptive, we'll explore the most potent and fascinating ideas that mankind has originated and developed, which in turn have shaped history. Hopefully through this exploration of the history of ideas we'll end up understanding ourselves (the human condition) and our world (nature, society, reality, existence) better.

Moreover here at iPerceptive we'll try to focus more on the actual content and significance of the ideas rather than the contextual origins of the ideas, though they will of course be covered as well.

The goal with this is to create a comprehensive archive of ideas that one can explore and discover if one is intellectually attracted to these ideas that have shaped history.

Yet To Be Written

Samsara, Karma, Antropomorphism, Atomism, Man as a Social Animal, The Platonic Forms, Materialism, Idealism, Pantheism, Utilitarianism, The Golden Middle Path, Eudamonia, Spiritual Enlightenment (Moksha, Nirvana), Monism, Good vs Evil, The Tree of Life, Dualism, Non-Duality, Man is Inherently Good/Evil, The Four Humours, Vitalism, Mechanism, Heliocentrism, Geocentrism, Anarchy, The Social Contract, Marxism and Communism, Liberalism, Equality, Utopia, Survival of the Fittest, Natural Selection, Social Darwinism, Self-Similarity in Nature, Empiricism, Individualism, Progress, Private Property, The Noble Savage, Hedonism, Asceticism, Deism, Atheism, Polytheism, Theology, Science (Natural Philosophy), Gravity, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Alchemy, Astrology, Imponderabilia (Unweighable Elements), Ether, Mercantilism, Cameralism, The Enlightened Despot, Primary and Secondary Properties, The Separation of Church and State, Direct Democracy, Dialectics (Hegel & Marx), Feminism, Practical Philosophy, The Moral Imperative, Existentialism, Objectivity, Subjectivity, Will to Power (Nietzsche), Will to Life (Schopenhauer), Scepticism, Irony, Sarcasm, The Primacy of Reason/Intuition (Enlightenment vs Romanticism), The Supernatural, Metaphysics, Positivism, Secularism, Theocracy, Agnosticism, Historicism, Totalitarianism, The True Good and the Beautiful, Philosopher King (Plato), Microcosm, Macrocosm, Species, Conservatism, Nationalism, Idea of Progress, Malthus (Economics), Laws of Thermodynamics, Quantum Physics, Holism, Reductionism, Miasma, Contagium, The Newtonian World-View, Relativity (Einstein), Big Bang Theory, The Steady State Theory, Uncertainty Principle, Psychology of the Masses, Collective Unconscious, The Subconscious, The Oidupus Complex, Behaviourism, Psychoanalysis, Humanism, Transcendentalism, Pragmatism, Phenomenology, Ikonoclasm, Demystification (Max Weber), Big Science, Military Industrial Complex, Structuralism, Post Modernism, Modernism, Deconstruction, Mortality, Immortality, Death,


Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hölderling, Hegel, Schlegel Brothers, Herder, Goethe, Galvani, Volta, Lorenz Oken, Linné, Dynamism, John Dalton, Jakob Berzelius, Hans Christian Orsted, Shelly, Keats, Coleridge, Humphrey Davy, Faraday, Savigny, Ranke, Brothers Grimm, Madame de Staël, Electromagnetism, Imponderabilia,

If you wish to contribute to iPerceptive by writing on any of the above mentioned ideas/topics, feel absolutely free to contact me and we'll see what we can conjure up!