The Sumerian Empire was the first great Mesopotamian civilization. During its Jemdet Nasr period, between 3000 and 2550 BCE, it had a highly organized society which dominated large areas in the Mesopotamian region. Unlike many later civilizations, it was not a true theocracy but was intead rather secular - individuals, rather than religious institutions, owned and controled the land.
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What is Philosophy?
What is philosophy? Is there any point in studying philosophy, or is it a useless subject? What are the different branches of philosophy - what's the difference between aestheitcs and ethics? What's the difference between metaphysics and epistemology?