A famous, age-old motive in politics is that of the citizen parent. The late mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, performed the role of father quite masterfully; his success could inspire statesmen both ancient and modern.
Tag: Intellectual History
How to call a fish by its name? A brief historical reading of a contemporary debate.
In his 1558 Historia Piscium the Swiss scholar Conrad Gessner described a species of fish which was at that time new to science as an “addition” to another species. His scientific discovery highlights how species were identified and depicted.