Philosophy Blog

Way back in 1959  I joined the School because of my wife; she bought me a ticket to an introductory public lecture by the Principal of the School. At that time I was a cartoonist and BBC TV Entertainment producer...
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Leon MacLaren was born in 1910 in Glasgow.  His father, Andrew MacLaren, was MP for Burslem, and a great advocate of the teaching of the American Henry George and his land reform policies. In his youth Leon experienced the terrible...
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“Why Shakespeare?”   I was once asked to explain my passion for his words and universality. Ben Jonson, his fellow playwright back in 17th century  England, said it so well: “Soul of the age! The applause, delight, the wonder of our...
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The Sanskrit language has a special place in the School. This is because it provides direct access to philosophical texts such as the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Geeta and the works of the great philosopher Shankara. The elemental sounds of the...
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