Month: January 2009

Islam Conference 2009, 28th April: Shi’ism – Past and Present

On Tuesday 28th April 2009, the Department of Humanities at the University of Gloucestershire will host its annual Islam conference. This year the topic is: SHI’ISM:PAST ANDPRESENT The event will be held at:TC001 – Tiered Lecture Theatre, FCH […]

  Conference 23 January 2009  

Four Noble Truths podcast

Those of you studying our Indian Religions module may wish to visit to download a podcasst of my reading the Mahasatipatthana Sutta, about the Four Noble Truths. Hope this is useful – and that you enjoy the […]

  Four Noble Truths 22 January 2009  

The Limits to Rights

What are rights? Can they only be ascribed to human beings or also to animals… the environment… inanimate objects? Jonathon Wolff, Christopher Stone and Kenan Malik discuss these questions on the BBC Radio 4 ‘Law in Action’ programme. It […]

  discussion 20 January 2009  

Seventh Seal (again)

Hi,We will be looking at the film The Seventh Seal in class today.Look at for some ideas (see list of questions near base of the page) – and make comment via this blog post. Other ideas are […]

  death 19 January 2009  

Sense about Science?

Following RPE201 (Philosophy, Science and Belief)- many of us have been talking about related issues – – I thought this video might then be pertinent..D.

  science 13 January 2009  

Why Study Philosophy?

We have discussed this previously – see HERE and HERE to look at what we came up with – but I wanted to raise it with a new ‘batch’ of students – our current first year cohort. I […]

  philosophy 13 January 2009  

Philosophy Reading Group Update

The Philosophy Society is hotting up with enthusiastic responses to the reading (along with many other topics). Next month’s reading is Machiavelli’s The Prince. It promises to be an invigorating topic: cruelty, evil, politics, being misunderstood, Nietzsche’s Ubermensch. […]

  cruelty 12 January 2009  

RPE Research Seminar Series

We are pleased to announce the start of a series of research seminars in Religion, Philosophy & Ethics at the University of Gloucestershire, in Cheltenham. Religion, Philosophy & Ethics: Research Seminar Series Wednesday, 21st January 2009, 6pm – […]

  ethics 8 January 2009  

Nigel M’s new website

Some of you may be interested in a new website from our esteemed colleague, and poet, Dr Nigel McLouglhin. Nigel is Reader in Creative Writing, and Course Leader for the University’s MA in Creative & Critical Writing.You can […]

  poetry 7 January 2009  

Kuhn, Anamolies, and those pesky Homeopaths

Those who enjoyed RPE201 (Philosophy, Science and Belief) may enjoy the piece at which discusses how to make sense of the role of anomalous results / findings in the context of Kuhn’s thought. It also makes reference […]

  homeopathy 6 January 2009