My Advice on Free Software

April 6, 2010


People often ask me for advice on fixing their computers and resolving IT problems, so I made this page to keep this information in a handy place. If you’re somebody who experiences problems with their PC, you might find something useful here too. Too many people are still paying too much money for software when […]

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CFP: The Philosophy of J. J. Abrams

October 24, 2009


CALL FOR PAPERS The Philosophy of J. J. Abrams Edited by Patricia Brace and Robert Arp University Press of Kentucky’s The Philosophy of Popular Culture Series: Abrams’ filmography from the Internet Movie Database can be found here: Please send these two things to Patricia Brace at:,  by January 1, 2010: (1) A […]

Mark Sacks Memorial Conference

April 1, 2009


On the 4th and 5th of June 2009 philosophers will gather to honour Mark Sacks, who died last year. Mark was the founding editor of the European Journal of Philosophy and a leading scholar of Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy.   I can’t say that I got to know him as well as I would have liked, […]

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CFP: UK Sartre Conference 2009

February 10, 2009


This is a call for papers for the annual one-day conference of the UK Sartre Society (UKSS), which will be held at the Institut français (17 Queensberry Place, London: nearest tube: South Kensington) on Friday 18 September 2009. We welcome papers (lasting about 30 minutes) on any aspect of Sartre’s life or work: literature, theatre, […]

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Religious Belief and Social Pathology in the USA

November 22, 2008


According to research published in the Journal of Religion and Society this week, developed countries which are predomiantly secular seem to suffer fewer social ills like murder, suicide and teenage pregnancy.  The apparent bogeyman of the piece is the USA, which, while being the most religious Western society, has rates of murder, incarceration, abortion, syphilis, […]

CFP: How Not to do Philosophy

November 3, 2008


What is the appropriate way to do philosophy?   Historically, the form of philosophy has varied; Plato preferred the dialogue, Nietzsche the aphorism, Kierkegaard the parable. In the 20th century many philosophers pronounced a proper way to do philosophy. The logical positivists wanted to do away with metaphysics and held science as the ideal model for […]

Resurgence in Marx

October 20, 2008


According to the BBC, sales of Marx’s Das Kapital are up more than 300% in Germany since the onset of the credit crunch, and have been on the rise since 2005.  Even the Times is asking whether Marx was on to something.  Could we be seeing the end of the popular embargo on Marxist thought?


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