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Culture, Knowledge and Learning; Polarity & Unity – Part Two.

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Returning to our previous post’s thoughts on culture and education, on the arts and the sciences, it’s interesting that Melvyn Bragg’s programme explained how theology was once deemed to be a science because it deals with knowledge (though not with … Continue reading

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Culture, Knowledge and Learning; Polarity & Unity

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The BBC has again come up with a masterpiece of broadcasting thanks to Radio 4 and Melvyn Bragg. The current series of programmes about “Culture”, which is on air at 9.00am every morning this week, is fascinating. Today’s programme was … Continue reading

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The Culture of Education

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The word ‘culture’ seems to be endlessly fascinating, and very often quite confusing. We talk about ‘high culture’, middle class culture, working class culture, the culture of schools, the culture of homes, the culture of the workplace, and so on. … Continue reading

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You Can’t Stand in the Same River Twice

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“You can’t stand in the same river twice” – so said Heraclitus. “You can’t stand in the same river once” – said Heraclitus’s student Cratylus. Discuss. Here’s a question for the likes of Mr Gove. Are these statements facts? Are … Continue reading

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Life, The Universe and 3Di

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3Di: A Philosophy of Multiple Intelligences . Listening to ‘In Our Time‘ on BBC Radio 4 this morning – on Plato and the neo-platonist philosophers – brought home the fact that for millennia human beings have felt a need to understand and … Continue reading

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