Category Archives: Philosophy

Meanings of forgiveness

I have an issue with forgiveness. More accurately, I have an issue with understanding what people mean by forgiveness, because I keep running into articles or blogposts about forgiveness and what roles it plays, that say that the thing that … Continue reading

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Utopia is only completed in the mind

So last weekend I was inspired by an interview in Doctor Who Magazine to write a bit about the questions that I think about as a sci-fi/fantasy minded writer and fictional world-builder, when it comes to the question of creating … Continue reading

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Reluctantly Queered

I mentioned in my review of Queer: A Graphic History that I separated out the “review” from the “philosophy” in order to write about the book rather than the subject matter. Part of that was that I felt a need … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Queer: A Graphic History

This is one of the more challenging reviews for me to write, because I want to engage with my reaction to the ideas presented as if they are being expounded and put forward for debate – but that is actually … Continue reading

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Freedom of speech and discrimination: #JustPray and other issues

A propos of the news that a major cinema advertising company has refused to show an advert of people saying the Lord’s Prayer, I thought I’d delve into some of the questions again (after my rant last week against Germaine … Continue reading

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“A ghastly parody” – of an academic (my take on Greer’s transphobia)

So, a few quick thoughts on Germaine Greer’s latest attempts to defend her transphobic hate speech and hold herself unaccountable for her despicable views. (I’ve used the Guardian article for this) She claimed a month ago, “It strikes me as … Continue reading

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Of Davros, parenting and trade-offs

RuralRover @ Counselling in Northumberland has a fascinating piece in response to an “open letter” that a mother wrote to her 10-yr-old son, publoished in the Guardian today. I haven’t read the letter and don’t really wish to address it … Continue reading

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Staring past awkward stories

So this week, I was reading The Men Who Stare At Goats, the original Jon Ronson book published in 2004 about the prevalence in the US military of some rather strange ideas concerning extra-sensory perception and telekinetic abilities, and other … Continue reading

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The agency of personality: in defence of MBTI

I am a big fan of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and its offspring, the Kiersey Temperament Sorter (KTS). Most of my knowledge of these comes from the latter, since I have a copy of David Kiersey & Marilyn Bates … Continue reading

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Tasks, Resolutions and Storytelling

Every so often you’ll hear someone mention as a part of their field of interest a concept that sounds immensely familiar, not from their field, but from something only loosely related. On Saturday, ruralrover @ The Counselling Blog used a … Continue reading

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