Month: September 2009

Philosophy Society Update

The October meeting for the Philosophy Society will be held on the 8th, at 7pm in The Gallery Room above the SU Bar at Park Campus. All following meetings will fall on the first Thursday of the month. […]

  Uncategorised 26 September 2009  

What is the difference?

Christian refuses to remove crucifix (at work): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/8265321.stm Jedi refuses to remove hood (in Tesco): http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/18/jedi-religion-tesco-hood-jones Are the issues the same?

  christianity 23 September 2009  

Dawkins on Science

I read this in the Guardian the other day. Though, as students in RPE 201 know (Philosophy, Science and Belief), I am not an ardent fan of his, I do believe he’s absolute right about this, when he […]

  Uncategorised 22 September 2009  

Schopenhauer and Love – by Alain de Botton; and Zizek too…

Interesting – but is it that persuasive? http://video.google.co.uk/googleplayer.swf?docid=8358646220672429933&hl=en&fs=true OR…

  Uncategorised 21 September 2009  

The Philosophy Society September 2009

The Philosophy Society has ended its first year with the promise of a successful second year now dawning. We have a new wave of fervour from a long list of Freshers to add to our small, but dedicated, […]

  Uncategorised 18 September 2009  

Film & Philosophy

Some pictures here of today’s induction-week presentations on Crimes and Misdemeanors – but for those still keen to think aobut this movies – there is some useful discussion at the Philosophical Films website, the C&M page is at […]

  crimes and misdemeanors 18 September 2009  

Moral Modularity in Buddhism?

If you’re keen to get going this term – you could head to the Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy and get the podcast of an intriguing talk: Owen Flanagan (Duke University). The lecture was entitled “Buddhist Ethics and […]

  Columbia 16 September 2009  

Ning?

This is a post just for our current RPE / Philosophy students: we have a social network (with chat, forums, etc) for the course at http://rpeglos.ning.com/ – all level 2 and 3 students should have had an invite […]

  ning 15 September 2009  

Bertrand Russell: Comicbook Superhero!

I always knew this was the case, of course. A new comicbook (or graphic novel) called ‘Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth’ has just been published by Bloomsbury. Described as: ‘it’s the story of the quest for the […]

  philosophers 11 September 2009  

A warm welcome to the new RPE students

It’s the start of a new academic year and, hopefully, lots of interesting comments and debates on the RPE blog. Do make your voice heard and I hope you visit this site frequently as it is not only […]

  induction week 11 September 2009