Month: February 2014

Women and Islam

Dr Roy Jackson talks with Dr Georgina Jardim about Islamic Feminism: Staff from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at University of Gloucestershire. See our blog at FEEL FREE TO VISIT/JOIN OUR COURSE FACEBOOK GROUP.. – Current and past students talking […]

  Gender 25 February 2014  

Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil: Chapter Three and the Eternal Recurrence

Given that Nietzsche has a reputation for being an atheist, this chapter may come as something as a surprise to many, as it demonstrates Nietzsche’s own ‘religiosity’. In looking at religious belief, Nietzsche is more concerned with why […]

  philosophers 21 February 2014  

Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil: Chapter Two and the Will to Power

The ultimate concern of this chapter is the possibility of philosophy.  If we accept that our ‘truths’ are merely the prejudices of philosophers, then we are led to scepticism.  However, Nietzsche believes that there is a role for […]

  Beyond Good and Evil 16 February 2014  

New book out by RPE tutor

Roy Jackson’s new book What is Islamic Philosophy? has just been published by Routledge. It offers a broad introduction to Islamic thought, from its origins to the many challenging issues facing Muslims in the contemporary world. The chapters […]

  Uncategorised 14 February 2014  

Applicant Day..

There will be an Applicant Day for people who’ve applied for the RPE (Religion, Philosophy & Ethics) course on Wednesday 19 February. It’s a chance to get a feel for the University of Gloucestershire, for what it would be […]

  Uncategorised 14 February 2014  

Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil: Chapter One

Chapter 1, The Prejudice of Philosophers, is concerned with considering the history of philosophy and declaring that traditional philosophy now lies in ruins. Before moving on to consider key themes presented in Chapter 1, be aware that BGE […]

  Beyond Good and Evil 14 February 2014  

What is Islamic Philosophy?

One of the greatest philosophers is the German Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Kant is, of course, a ‘Western’ philosopher and not an Islamic philosopher, although I might add that it is quite possible to be ‘Western’ and ‘Islamic’ at […]

  Islam 14 February 2014  

Crossing Boundaries in Religious Studies: take for instance that detestable ‘Malleus Maleficarum’…

Despite the ‘methodological agnosticism’ our discipline has been… constructively criticised for and despite the phenomenological egg-shells some of us still tread on with care, the exciting thing about being a religious studies scholar today is that one has […]

  Uncategorised 11 February 2014  


So – we now have an official twitter account for the course at @RPEatGlos  – we will no doubt tweet endlessly, it’ll be a constant stream of wisdom..

  Uncategorised 10 February 2014  

The Trade Secret: Robert Newman on Fiction, Politics, and the Past

7.30pm, FCTC001, March 26th 2014 – Book a place HERE Robert Newman is an author, broadcaster, comedian, and political activist, who will be making a rare public speaking appearance at The University of Gloucestershire on March 26th 2014.  […]

  Uncategorised 10 February 2014