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  • Is Every Action Morally Significant?

    Is Every Action Morally Significant?

    PHILOSOPHY 86 July 2011 Abstract One form of scepticism about the possibility of moral theory does not deny that there is something describable as ‘the conduct of life’, but it argues that there is no […]

     
  • Practical Philosophy: A Historical Introduction

    Practical Philosophy: A Historical Introduction

    The Greek historian Herodotus recounts that the great Athenian statesman, legislator and poet, Solon arrived in Sardis the capital of Lydia where he was engaged in conversation by King Croesus. The subject of the exchange […]

     
  • William James

    William James and the Varieties of Religious Experience

    In this (May 2010) programme from the BBC series In Our Time, Melvyn Bragg, John Haldane and other guests discuss ‘The Varieties of Religious Experience’ by William James. Listen to William James and the Varieties […]

     
  • Reasonable Faith

    Reasonable Faith

    Reasonable Faith In this awaited follow up to his book Faithful Reason, the well-known philosopher and Catholic thinker John Haldane brings his unrivalled insight to bear on questions of the existence of God and the […]

     
  • Practical Philosophy

    Practical Philosophy

    Practical Philosophy: Ethics, Society and Culture In this wide ranging volume of philosophical essays John Haldane explores some central areas of social life and issues of intense academic and public debate. These include the question […]

     
  • Gravitas, Moral Efficacy and Social Causes

    Gravitas, Moral Efficacy and Social Causes

    ANALYSIS 68 (1) January 2008 Abstract Contemporary discussions of causality range over the relative merits of nominalist as against realist accounts, of conceptual as against empirical approaches, and of regularity, power-based and singularist understandings. What […]

     
  • Faith in a Hard Ground

    Faith in a Hard Ground

    Faith in a Hard Ground Essays on Religion, Philosophy and Ethics by G.E.M Anscombe Elizabeth Anscombe’s forthright philosophy speaks directly to many religious and ethical issues of current concern. This collection of her essays forms […]

     
  • James Wilson

    Scots thinkers who forged new democracy from the colonies

    THE SCOTSMAN 10 April 2008 In an age in which abstract political ideas and ideals have been submerged by politics and political commentary, we have become used to thinking of the US President simply as […]

     
  • Privative causality

    Privative causality

    ANALYSIS 67 (3) July 2007 Abstract Among the kinds of explanation given for the occurrence or non-occurrence of events and processes, the obtaining or non-obtaining of states and conditions, and the existence or non-existence of […]

     
  • Human Life, Action and Ethics

    Human Life, Action and Ethics

    Human Life, Action and Ethics Essays by G.E.M. Anscombe Presents a collection of essays by the celebrated philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe. This collection includes papers on human nature and practical philosophy, together with the classic ‘Modern […]