‘Tis the season for witchcraft, treason and a Christian Holliday – Secular view responds to the EU treason petition and ‘science must fall’ 

October is by far my favourite month, there's nothing quite like the crunching of leaves underfoot as the air gets crisper and the news gets spookier, so I thought I'd focus on two very spooky (and very scary) stories in the media for this response – a tale of treason and a tale of witchcraft! … Continue reading ‘Tis the season for witchcraft, treason and a Christian Holliday – Secular view responds to the EU treason petition and ‘science must fall’ 

What is ideology? and what on earth does it have to do with politics?! – A guide 

Ideology is a really cool part of politics to study - one of my favourite theory areas - so what better to talk about today than just that. I'm going to start by recommending a really cool textbook for this topic - Andrew heywood's 'Political ideologies' which is great, he's a great politics theory and … Continue reading What is ideology? and what on earth does it have to do with politics?! – A guide 

Does – or should – Aristotle’s ‘Relatively disinterested group of well educated men’ idea of politicians work in the 21st century?  

I have recently started studying politics - beyond the realm of watching the #biscuitgate hashtag - at a serious degree level  This is a new experience and an exciting one - also a scary one but that's half the fun  When reading my textbook I came across Aristotle's quote about who should best run a … Continue reading Does – or should – Aristotle’s ‘Relatively disinterested group of well educated men’ idea of politicians work in the 21st century?  

Questions of ‘Conversations on ethics’: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness – we fought for these ideals, but should we settle for less?

This is part eight of an eight part series of responses I wrote when reading 'Conversations on Ethics' a compilation of ethics based conversations collected by Alex Voorhoeve - A must read for anyone with an interest in ethics - from beginner to expert (which can be found on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conversations-Ethics-Alex-Voorhoeve/dp/0199602948) For the rest … Continue reading Questions of ‘Conversations on ethics’: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness – we fought for these ideals, but should we settle for less?

Questions of ‘Conversations on ethics’: Daniel Kahneman, Emotions, and the law 

This is part six of an eight part series of responses I wrote when reading 'Conversations on Ethics' a compilation of ethics based conversations collected by Alex Voorhoeve - A must read for anyone with an interest in ethics - from beginner to expert (which can be found on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conversations-Ethics-Alex-Voorhoeve/dp/0199602948) For the rest … Continue reading Questions of ‘Conversations on ethics’: Daniel Kahneman, Emotions, and the law