Monthly Archives: July 2015

Laudato Si’: on a glimpse of theory masked in translation

‘To seek only a technical remedy to each environmental problem which comes up is to separate what is in reality interconnected and to mask the true and deepest problems of the global system.’ (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, English Version, §111.) … Continue reading

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Peter Singer’s followers occupy Wall Street, and not in a good way

If practical ethics is supposed to be a guide to conduct in the social and political world, then those who would teach it as an academic subject should be careful to work with an appropriate degree of understanding of social … Continue reading

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English Votes for English Laws outfoxed by Scots

Yesterday I blogged about English Laws for English Foxes. Today I read a New Statesman piece by Michael Kenny that makes a quite contrasting argument. If he is right, my thoughts are not in tune with what the English majority … Continue reading

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English Laws for English Foxes?

First an admission.  While not being an SNP supporter, or even Scottish, I do enjoy a certain frisson when my adopted homeland’s First Minister gets to stick it to the UK’s current PM.  But now I ask myself: should I … Continue reading

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