Category Archives: Politics

Mapping the nodes for #rhizo15: my photo choice

Jane had the neat idea of mapping we #rhizo15 participants onto a Google Map (still time to fill in the form with your info, if you’ve not already done so ). ­čÖé One of the questions that she asked us … Continue reading

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Institutionalisation of values

Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains. ┬áRousseau, Social Contract, Book 1 I’m teaching my first years Rousseau and I’m (meant to be) reading Ivan Illich’s Deschooling Society┬á– everywhere I look there are critiques of the state … Continue reading

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Anarchy

As my old supervisor, Dudley Knowles, used to say, the anarchist is not typically found skulking outside the Houses of Parliament with a bomb beneath her long, black coat – the philosophical anarchist is a gentle soul with a belief … Continue reading

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