Saturday, 27 June 2009
When I “did” Kant at university, it was explained to me that people sentenced to prison or death would have to be imprisoned or killed — even if the world was suddenly about to end! The law is the law regardless.
Kant tended to be used as the opposition to “Utilitarianism” — the philosophy that underpins the law of the United Kingdom.
Utilitarianism very much depends on Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday, 14 December 2006
PEOPLE see Santa everywhere, not just in advertising billboards, but “in the flesh”. Some say it’s a bloke in a hired Santa Costume.
- Some people have even said that they don’t believe in Santa Claus!
As “proof” they suggest that Saint Nick would have to travel at many times the speed of light to deliver all the presents. Some say that they think it is their Mum and Dad (and not Santa) that buys the gifts.
Saturday, 11 November 2006
Some years ago I published a long essay called ‘How To Get To Heaven’ on the web, but when I migrated it to this blog, I split it into two posts, fiddled with the formatting, did some light editing, added pictures and generally tried to make it less daunting to the reader. I also promised to write a third post. This is it.
Sunday, 11 November 2001
The original post was too long (there were complaints!), so I have chopped it up and used colours and pictures to help make it more interesting. This is the second part of the original giant post, I hope this is easier and better. I also promise to do at least one more essay to finish off the topic more completely.
–Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »