I've rediscovered my love for Philosophy. I've taken up reading Foucault again with the idea of writing a short review of The History of Sexuality, and rediscovered what I loved about reading his work when I studied it at Uni. Foucault has a freshness of style and a willingness to have a crack at thinking… Continue reading On Loving Philosophy
Here is a proposal for a large scale investigation which I don't have the time to do. Would it be possible to work out the moral dimensions of our culture through a study of the words we use to convey a sense of 'good'? By 'moral dimensions' I mean the shared values, ethical imperatives or… Continue reading Australian Values
Going to the Anzac Day Dawn service was an important tradition for my family as I grew up. My grandfather (Dad's father) fought on the Malayan Peninsula and was one of the many soldiers imprisoned after the fall of Singapore in the notorious Changi prison. He grew vegetables for the other prisoners, and had his… Continue reading Lest we forget
There is an interesting piece of research that featured in the Sydney Morning Herald recently. The central finding is that our brains have a limited capacity to store information in working memory (similar to the RAM in a computer), i.e., there are only so many memory-tasks that we can perform simultaneously. Since, reading, listening, verbalising,… Continue reading Tyndale and the Bible Reading
"Shakespeare pictures the potential depravity of a godless world. I think it's no accident that the gods are referred to that number of times. "The other prediction that's made in the play is 'if the gods don't come down and intervene then it must come, humanity will prey upon itself like monsters of the deep'.… Continue reading The Tragedie of King Lear
On the topic of Dawkins, check out this very funny parable. Does Richard Dawkins Exist?