Category Archive: Society

“Learning from Alasdair MacIntyre”: a reflection on ISME’s annual conference

On July morning, over 60 philosophers, theologians, students and humble fans gathered for the twelfth consecutive year to celebrate and learn from the work of Alasdair MacIntyre. Unlike many other conferences, the International… Continue reading

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

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

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

The Decline of Trust in Post-Communist Societies: The Case of Bulgaria and Russia

After the fall of communism in Bulgaria and Russia, the form of underground communities still remained in the collective consciousness, as people became even more secluded around their tight circles of family and… Continue reading

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