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John Locke’s Essay

April 26, 2014


The motivation for writing an essay on John Locke’s voluminous book An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, first published in 1690, comes from my positive attitude towards philosophy, albeit in passive rather than active manner. I do not think we should read classic literature from such figures as Plato, Aristotle and so on, in order to […]

Essay on linguistic imperialism

April 25, 2014


It’s difficult to conceptualize the term “linguistic imperialism” without omitting the English language. In fact, English plays a significant (if not the most important) role in the international sphere. How it is possible that language – initially suppressed in its own country, became a global language in less than four hundred years? We should at […]

Data is or data are?

April 18, 2014


I suppose we all can (to some extent) count, right? But for some words it’s hard to tell. So, let’s see how to make heads or tails of it. data is or data are this word is quite tricky, and it depends on how you look at it. It’s natural to imagine data as a whole sum of information, that’s […]