In this introductory lesson of the History of Philosophy course, Peikoff first invites us to look at the world around us today: What do we see?
I learned about “Big History” when wondering how to begin studying History (the “little” one). I had decided to begin in 1789, following the example of the famous Eric Hobsbawm’s series. I had already bought all four volumes, so I convinced myself it made sense for someone like me who wanted to grasp the present and not indulge infinitely in the idiosyncrasies of the past.
Nope. Not for me.
I’d be incoherent with myself if I didn’t begin studying philosophy by its history. The trouble is to select among so many sources. In the end, I made an unlikely choice.
When I showed this website to my wife, I realised more explanations were needed, lest I risk raising false expectations.