Tag Archives: John Stuart Mill

The swift flight of a single sparrow

After a couple of weeks of solid change – new house, new office, new term, new school year – I wrote to my old philosophy tutor the other evening. He has written extensively on the ‘Episodic Life’ – a view … Continue reading

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Rights Gone Wrong

Rights are all well and good, but sometimes they lead you to the wrong places. Generally I’m with John Stuart Mill: “Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each … Continue reading

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Subway Sceptic

In amongst the standard issue ‘New York stylie’ graffiti I walked past yesterday was a quality thought. ‘Question everything’. This struck me as rather profound for a coastal Cornwall underpass. But who inspired the phantom sprayer? Was it: 1) The … Continue reading

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