Tag : philosophy

Everyday Descartes and applying philosophy to first year

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“I think therefore I am” is a saying by the philosopher Descartes in which he portrays himself as a ‘thinking substance’, not a physical thing, and thus ties his existence to his mental self rather than his physical self. In another saying, Descartes expresses that whilst we dream we assume … Read More

Campus Watch: The philosophical force behind Star Wars

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On May 4th this year, the inner workings of the force will be able to be explored at the University of Glasgow in a new day-long course entitled ‘Destiny, Justice and Metaphysics of the Force’. The short course for those interested in the concept behind the famous film franchise will … Read More

Campus Watch: The Simpsons to be the focus of Glasgow philosophy course

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The one-day course is named “D’oh! The Simpsons Introduce Philosophy” and is aimed at members of the public who have an interest in philosophy and want to learn more. Participants in the course will study whether Homer is a “virtuous” character. It will also look at moments from The Simpsons, … Read More

What’s so funny? The Psychology of Humour

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“Analysing humour is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” E.B. White A sense of humour is seen as something you either have or you don’t – and as E.B. White put so poignantly, there’s few things duller than explaining why things are … Read More