Category Archives: Philosophy

Dream Team

Yesterday’s Daily Create asked us build our dream team of five. Meh, no inspiration for that – so here’s Deleuze’s five from ATP: Yet much of positive value came of Deleuze’s flirtation with the greats. He discovered an orphan line of … Continue reading

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Old books I would not want to be without

The Daily Create yesterday was bizarre: There are only 3 tweets with this hashtag on Twitter. We found it via @mr45144 and we would love to add some #ds106 love to #OldBooksIDareNotPartWith today. Find a book you dare not part … Continue reading

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Who am I this month?

I had meant to spend more time crafting my intro to  CLMooc16 – trying out some tools I’d not used before, curating some of my digital artefacts – that sort of thing. But then Brexit happened, and everything changed. For … Continue reading

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When is an ism useful?

I responded to a tweet by Simon yesterday like this: @sensor63 @Jessifer @Bali_Maha @slamteacher I think the opposite of objectivity might be perspectivism #rhizo16 — Sarah Honeychurch (@NomadWarMachine) February 16, 2016 I did this basically to challenge the thought that … Continue reading

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Appreciative students

I had a lovely chat with some of my students last week. It was a usual level 1 philosophy seminar and I’d put them into groups of 2-3 to go through some Rousseau quotes together and decide what to make … Continue reading

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The blind leading the blind

“Thoughts without intuitions are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.” Immanuel Kant: Critique of Pure Reason, B 75     Kant wrote the above in order to call for a metaphysics that is both synthetic and a priori – i.e. … Continue reading

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Pic n Mix Philosophy

There’s a theory in the Philosophy of Religion called religious pluralism, which has many variations, one of which is the belief that no one religion has got it right, but that parts of different religions can be combined to find … Continue reading

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Making an ass out of you and me

In his History of Animals, Aristotle asserts that: Males have more teeth than females in the case of men, sheep, goats, and swine. History of Animals 2, 3 One wonders why he did not conduct an empirical study before making this … Continue reading

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Wittgenstein and games

I haven’t even been lurking in #clmooc this week – I’ve been away on a cruise to the Faroes and some Scottish Islands on a ship called the Marco Polo (I understand there was some game called Marco Polo played … Continue reading

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Pay it Forward

I’m in a lucky place. I’ve ended up with a relatively well paid job and a husband who earns more than me. We’re not rich, but we can buy what we want on our weekly supermarket shop and still have … Continue reading

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