Claude Pearson tells the story of Aristotle’s text.
Interview by Julian Baggini
Robert Ellis finds Ray Billington’s book suffers the same deficiencies that plague other introductions to “Eastern” philosophy.
In the second talk, Claude Pearson outlined Aristotle’s different approach and conclusions on the topic of happiness.
What is the relationship between thought and logic? Not as intimate as has often been supposed, according to Jaroslav Peregrin.
Jeff Mason and Plato debate the world of Forms.
Mike Targett discovers a book on Mill which strikes “a good balance in being accessible and informative whilst offering some substantial philosophical views”.
One of the most influential books of the twentieth-century in the philosophy of mind is Gilbert Ryle’s “The Concept of Mind” (1949, London: Hutcheson (all references are to this edition). Guy Douglas and Stewart Saunders introduce the text here.
Ned Block is one of the foremost philosophers of mind. In this interview with Neil Manson, Block explains some of the intriguing, sometimes difficult, ideas which characterise his original approach to the subject. His views represent a challenge to those familiar, and unfamiliar, with philosophical problems of consciousness.
Peter Holmes argues that it’s time to defend the much-maligned Casuistry against the centuries old criticisms that still exert a grip today.
An audience of 100 A level teachers and their students attending a one-day conference was treated to a fascinating tour through the thought of Plato and Aristotle by Jeff Mason and Claude Pearson, of Middlesex University. The theme was “human happiness”, but the talks ranged far wider than the title suggests.
Is there any more to Philosophy Football than a clever marketing gimmick? In the first of his new series, Unlikely Philosophy – Philosophical Ideas in Disguise, Simon Walter argues that “the beautiful game” has its philosophical lessons to teach.