What’s Education For?

Everyone agrees that education is hugely important The thing is we’re not particularly sure what we want from it The aim of education should be to prepare us for the challenges of adult life Yet from this perspective it’s clear that schools fail all but for tiny portions of their students Whether in highly academic

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PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault

PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was a French 20th century philosopher and historian who spent his career forensically criticizing the power of the modern bourgeois capitalist state, including its police, law courts, prisons, doctors and psychiatrists. His goal was to work out nothing less than how power worked and then to change it in the direction of a

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PLATO ON: The Allegory of the Cave

PLATO ON: The Allegory of the Cave

The ancient Greeks were emphatic that philosophy was not just an elaborate abstract exercise. It was, they felt, a deeply useful skill that should be learned and practiced by all, in order to help us to live and die well. No one believed this more than Plato. Who was passionate in his defense of philosophy

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30 vs 1: Dating App in Real Life

30 vs 1: Dating App in Real Life

This is a little intimidating, I’m not gonna lie like I’m gonna get like the shit beat out of me like This is gonna be weird. This is gonna be weird. I’ve used a couple, everything from Tinder, Coffee Meets Bagel, Bumble. I don’t think it’s weird to meet someone online I think it’s more

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PHILOSOPHY – Plato

PHILOSOPHY – Plato

Athens, 2400 years ago. It’s a compact place: only about a quarter of a million people live here. There are fine baths, theatres, temples, shopping arcades and gymnasiums It’s warm for more than half the year. This is also home to the world’s first true – and probably greatest – philosopher: Plato Born into a

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PHILOSOPHY – Schopenhauer

PHILOSOPHY – Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer was a German 19th century philosopher, who deserves to be remembered today for the insights contained in his great work: “The World as Will and Representation” Schopenhauer was the first serious Western philosopher to get interested in Buddhism and his thought can best be read as a Western reinterpretation, and response to, the

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