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Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking.

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Erich Hatala Matthes
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Wellesley College

Erich Hatala Matthes is assistant professor of philosophy at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. His research focuses on moral and political issues surrounding cultural heritage, art, and the environment.

Written by Erich Hatala Matthes