Thanks to everyone who packed into the Cafe Bar at the Gate last night for J.J. Hodge’s provocative presentation on the shortcomings of materialism. There follows the third of three posts intended to complement the theme of materialism and the mind. In the last two posts, we looked at Cartesian Continue Reading
This is the second of three posts on the relationship between mind and brain, which is being tackled again in this month’s Cafe. The first of these posts is here.
Image via Wikipedia Tomorrow night (21 September), at The Gate from 7.30pm, with discussion led by Jean Jacques Hodge. Are we, increasingly, “common-sense materialists” when it comes to the mind? Do we tend to agree with statements such as “the mind is the brain”, and to accept, for example, that Continue Reading
This month, on 21st September, Cardiff Philosophy Cafe will be running a session led by J. J. Hodge entitled Materialism, the Mind and the Brain. Ahead of this Cafe, there will be three posts on the subject of mind and identity, of which this is the first, looking at the Continue Reading
How does the way we imagine the future change how we think and act today? Beyond The Tipping Point (dir. Stefan Skrimshire, UK 2010, 30 mins) invites us to consider this question by exploring attitudes to climate change. The imagery of “tipping points“, drawn originally from scientific research, has increasingly Continue Reading
The consequentialist view of forgiveness which I outlined in the previous post on forgiveness, in which I drew on Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela’s writings, represents the end of forgiveness as lying outside itself, as a process of personal and social healing which is necessary to turn a harmed individual’s eyes away from Continue Reading
Further to the earlier post about ethics and future generations, this post from last year over at Worldchanging.com tries to establish that future generations have rights which might be legally defensible in the present. Think of this example: If someone set a bomb to go off in a public square Continue Reading
What is forgiveness? And are there times when it is impossible? Moreover, are there times when it is not only impossible, but wrong to forgive? Jo Berry, whose father Sir Anthony Berry was killed in the IRA’s bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton back in 1984, is perhaps best Continue Reading