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Entente Cordiale Signed by France and UK

The Entente Cordiale was an agreement that settled numerous colonial disputes and ended antagonisms between Britain and France. It granted freedom of action to Britain in Egypt and to France in Morocco and resolved several other imperial disputes. The agreement was consequently upsetting to Germany, which had benefited from their antagonism. The Entente paved the way for Anglo-French diplomatic cooperation against Germany before World War I and for what later military alliance?



Primal Therapy

Primal therapy is a type of psychotherapy built upon the idea that many adults' mental problems result from unresolved childhood conflicts. It encourages patients to relive early traumatic experiences and to release the painful emotions associated with them through aggressive behaviors, such as screaming about their parents. Developed by psychologist Arthur Janov in the 1960s, the therapy became popular in the 70s but was soon the target of criticism. However, it attracted what notable patients?

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Edmund Husserl

Husserl was a German philosopher and the founder of the phenomenological movement. His philosophy is a descriptive study of consciousness for the purpose of discovering the structure of experience—the laws by which experiences are had. Husserl concluded that consciousness has no life apart from the objects it considers and, in his later work, moved toward idealism and denied that objects exist outside consciousness. Husserl had a major influence on what German philosopher?

Last updated on Friday, 8th April 2011

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