Sparta had a profound influence on the subsequent philosophy of Greece through Plato and Aristotle, so Russell takes a chapter to explain their fascinating culture. We will see the politics of Sparta replicated in the Politics of Plato, and even as far in the future as Nietzsche’s thoughts on culture. Helots Sparta had no interest…… Continue reading Sparta- Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, chapter by chapter- (12)
Malcom X, Mohandas K Gandhi, Nelson Mandela. These names evoke profound feelings in people. They inspire us because of their action, and have deserved places in our history books. What do they have in common? They have all changed the world in one way or another. John-Paul Flintoff is interested in getting to the root…… Continue reading How to Change the World, by John-Paul Flintoff- a review
There is a very real demand for transparency in politics, in the media, in cultural representations. We can’t switch on our televisions without feeling that we aren’t being given the truth. That’s not to say we’re being fed lies, but to say that distortions and exaggerations are untruths as much as lies are untruths. Body…… Continue reading Are you really sure it’s all so simple?