Halesowen College Visit
27th February 2008
Well, despite the excitment and chaos of a minor earthquake (which don’t phase those of us who sleep through them – see previous earthquake entry..), I made it to Halesowen College today to talk about various exciting things: thanks for the warm welcome.
The first session, on Nietzsche‘s Beyond Good and Evil, intriguing – as this can be quite a heavy topic – but I think we made some progress… The essay at http://www.mala.bc.ca/~johnstoi/introser/nietzs.htm may give some extra food for thought. And of course the works of my esteemed colleague Dr Roy Jackson can illuminate on the links between Nietzsche and Islam, or help you begin to study Nietzsche…
In the second session we talked (mainly me actually) about moral dilemmas (such as those at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4954856.stm) and tried to think we might actually face – and the small decisions we make everyday – and their moral implications (click HERE for more on cheap clothes and their implications). The Omelas short story can be followed up HERE.
For those who thought I was a little tough on Utilitarianism (I have been accused of this) – you can redress the balance at http://www.utilitarian.net/