Repurposing Philosophy for democratising education

50th Anniversary Conference of PESGB This weekend 28th March 2015, the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain celebrated its 50th Anniversary, with conference bathed in exuberance at New College, Oxford. The stars… Continue reading

Inspiring the love of wisdom

This blog was originally posted on the AuditFutures website, as part of the AuditFutures University programme. Would a philosopher make a better banker? – an unexpected question for the fifty first-year students who just began… Continue reading

Battle of Ideas 2014

Shaping the Future Through Debate and Why Philosophy matters more than ever   The Battle of Ideas festival was set up 10 years ago, by the Institute of Ideas and a range of partners,… Continue reading

Gregynog Philosophy Conference’14

PESGB Gregynog Conference 2014   How important is a constant intercourse with nature and the contemplation of natural phenomena to the preservation of moral and intellectual health! (Thoreau, Journal, 6 May 1851).  … Continue reading

how I found meaning through art

This is not just another college story but about how I found meaning… Since I was fifteen, I knew that the visual arts brought not just joy but something deeper – something about… Continue reading

We have to know ourselves first before we get to know the world.

To always begin again should be the notion of education and ‘knowing thyself’ the notion of living. In our busy lives, preoccupied with deliverables and outcomes, and forces that diminish our autonomy and… Continue reading

PlamenArt

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Art and the Artefact

Thoughts on Art and the Artefact within Baudrillard’s writing… Baudrillard’s criticism of modern art and the role of simulacrum within other mass media has turned my attention to my personal artworks and their… Continue reading

Rabin’s Parable

The atmosphere of the fifties was charged with initiatives for manifestations, socio-cultural revisions and the ideas for individualism and openness. Within circle of relatives and friends, the artists of Lianozovo found their own… Continue reading

The Fragmentation between Art and the Spectator

Contemporary art, the audience and the museum institutions. It seems that as contemporary art has deviated on its isolated path toward self-deterrence, it gradually filters out its audience and negates the historically social… Continue reading

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