Monthly Archives: June 2010

thoughts on identity

Let me make a bold claim: Part of what seems to bind us to collectives is our identity. Identifying ourselves in certain ways can mean that we see ourselves not with a choice about whether to be part of a … Continue reading

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Social Philosophy and Sociology

My sister, Naomi, is studying youth work and is writing an essay on group work. Part of this involves asking questions about what a group is. Given my Philosophical interest in this question I asked her to send me her … Continue reading

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Open Access Academia

As anyone who has searched for information on the web and found themselves going first to a Wikipedia page will know, the web has is challenging the way that information is gathered and disseminated. This is starting to find its … Continue reading

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Workshops in Political Theory 2010

The following conference looks interesting, particularly the workshop “COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY AND GLOBAL JUSTICE” being convened by Avia Pasternak of University College London. According to the Public Reason blog, where I came across the notice for the workshop, “Discussions [are to] … Continue reading

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Conference on Collective Intentionality VII

I have had a paper accepted for the Conference on Collective Intentionality VII. It looks like being a very interesting event, with the following headline speakers: Christine Korsgaard (Harvard), Keynote (homepage) Michael Bratman (Stanford) Axel Honneth (Frankfurt) Christian List (LSE) … Continue reading

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thoughts on football

While I enjoy playing football I have to admit that watching it just isn’t my thing, I’d rather watch paint dry (I am typing this while my partner watches the first England game). Still its hard not to be swept … Continue reading

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thoughts on newness

Right, hello. This is my new blog. Not sure exactly what I am going to do with it at the moment. Hopefully I am going to use it as a place to write up some philosophy stuff and perhaps some … Continue reading

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