Month: November 2012

Roy Jackson on Classical Theism

What is classical theism? Interview with Dr Roy Jackson at the University of Gloucestershire..

  Attributes of God 15 November 2012  

Students speak about Peter Singer (The Examined Life..)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6d5drvFMVs A group of our new first-year students were asked to give a presentation on one philosopher talking in the film The Examined Life. This group chose Peter Singer, and produced a film of their own!

  ethics 15 November 2012  

Diwali Field Trip..

On tuesday, RPE (and a few others) went to the Leicester Diwali 2012 celebrations… More details can be seen at http://www.leicester.gov.uk/diwali/ but the best account is probably that offered by staff and students over on our course Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/RPEglos/

  Uncategorised 15 November 2012  

Dawkins, Tinker and fundamentalist atheism

Another submitted question: Do you find Dawkins argument less convincing than Tinker and other contemporary philosophers because he is essentially a fundamentalist atheist? (The Edexcel textbook references this article: http://matthiasmedia.com/briefing/2006/10/dawkinss-dilemmas/) How could one criticise Tinker’s critique of Dawkins? […]

  atheism 13 November 2012  

Aquinas, Change and Perfection

A teacher wrote: “We were discussing the classical idea of God as immutable and impassible – one of my students asked how Aquinas squared these attributes with scriptural testimony to His being moved to pity (by Hannah’s request for a […]

  Aquinas 13 November 2012  

Podcast on Rudolf Otto

Click below : A podcast from The Religious Studies Project where they interview Robert Orsi about Otto..RSP37-Orsi.mp3 Rudolf Otto was a highly influential figure in the history of Religious Studies, but whether that influence was for good or not is […]

  god 12 November 2012  

Plato’s Forms? What is this theory and why study it?

Dr William Large answers a (stupid) question from me: Why bother studying Plato’s Forms?

  philosophy 6 November 2012  

Appearance, Reality and Plato’s Cave

Dr William Large on the ideas of appearance and reality in Plato. He discusses the metaphor of the cave in Plato, and what it means…

  philosophy 6 November 2012  

Tri-Partite Soul and State in Plato

Dr William Large on the tri-partite person, and the equivalent in the State – as in Plato’s Republic

  philosophy 6 November 2012  

Knowledge and Virtue in Plato

Dr William Large on the connection between virtue and knowledge in Plato

  philosophy 6 November 2012