All the way back in 1994, barely two months into my Honours year in Philosophy at Monash, I had to withdraw due to illness. My teachers and tutors had, they told me, been concerned as they watched me descend into exhaustion, and were relieved I was willing to take a break and care for my … Continue reading Let’s try that again… at a distance.
The Athenian Murders by José Carlos SomozaMy rating: 1 of 5 stars An interesting idea which the author, unfortunately, simply does not pull off. The internal logic is flawed, as is the logic of his (straw man) detective character. The author's presentation of philosophy and logic, as well as Plato's theory of the forms (which … Continue reading Review: The Athenian Murders by Jose Carlos Somoza
I know I was going to be lighter today but once again the priorities of those in the society in which I live show through and I am disgusted and saddened. During investigations for a report entitled "CHILDREN IN STATE CARE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY: ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND DEATH FROM CRIMINAL CONDUCT" which was … Continue reading Is this really who we are?
Every Monday at 6pm and Thurs at 5:30 pm for the last few weeks, a 6ft, willowy Japanese woman named Akiko (written with the kanji meaning "bright"or "shining" & "girl") comes to our humble flat to teach us Japanese. She will do this for the next few months in preparation for our move to Nagoya … Continue reading The metaphysics of becoming multi-lingual.
Several months ago I was stopped outside my local supermarket by two wheel-chair bound teenagers in matching tracksuits with those oversized charity raffle tickets for sale. Having spent a disastrous 3 weeks of my own late teenage-hood failing to sell raffle tickets for the wheelchair sports association I began to reach into my bag for … Continue reading Sport is not above humanity.
A few weeks ago I added a bunch of podcasts to my RSS feeds on Google Reader and have loved listening to things I would usually miss when they are live (mostly from ABC Radio National and mostly on Sundays lol.) Big Ideas has been broadcasting the odd session from this year's Adelaide Festival of … Continue reading Adelaide Festival of Ideas
In my research on religion, religious phenomena, philosophy of religion "for my novel" lol I clicked my way through to this: CAN BAD MEN MAKE GOOD BRAINS DO BAD THINGS? Having followed the link from another blog which referred to it as amusing, I began to read it to Superman but was very soon hindered … Continue reading CAN BAD MEN MAKE GOOD BRAINS DO BAD THINGS?