Monthly Archives: June 2016

Should the Old Obey the Young?

In debate on a variety of issues from LGBT rights through to UK membership of the European Union the final decisive argument is often that “the overwhelming majority of young people support it.” There are a couple of assumptions in … Continue reading

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Britain & Europe: Accept Decline

Voters in the United Kingdom (UK) are being asked to vote in a referendum on their future membership of the European Union (EU.) In an earlier post I looked at this issue from the point of view of democracy and … Continue reading

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The Vampire and the Marionette

In his book The Soul of the Marionette: A short enquiry into human freedom the philosopher John Gray writes- “What seems to be singularly human is not consciousness or free will but inner conflict- the contending impulses that divide us from … Continue reading

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