Philosophy Blog

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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Is Calligraphy an Art? Is it a Hobby? Is it a Craft? Is it a form of Meditation? I cannot guarantee you will ever find an answer to these questions but if you come along to the Horizons calligraphy class you...
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Conventional economics has come to regard itself as a positive science. It tells us that it does not deal in values so just aims just to describe how the economy is, rather than presenting a vision of how it should...
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