October 2012

A Dangerous Idea

On Monday 1 October, Dr Simon Laham was on Q & A on ABC tv. Read more about A Dangerous Idea

Weekendling

I think the title of this post might be a portmanteau of "weekend" and "rambling".
We've been having some teething problems with this blog, you see, but don't worry! We're getting there, in fits and starts, and meanwhile, there's plenty of other intelligent things to read on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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Below is a small and incomplete collection of blogs you might find interesting... Read more about Weekendling

The Moral of the Story: Morality and Literature, Part I

The Spinoza Problem by Irvin D. Yalom

I was immediately drawn to this novel because (a) it is a fictional account of the life of the 17th Century moral philosopher, Benedict Spinoza and (b) I have previously enjoyed Yalom’s fictional accounts of actual historical events (When Nietzsche Wept, which was about the relationships between Frederick Nietzsche, Josef Breuer and a young Sigmund Freud). Read more about The Moral of the Story: Morality and Literature, Part I