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Category Archives: book review

An education in suffering

In 2017 I traveled to Colombia to meet my biological family. One afternoon as I was standing in the courtyard of my paternal grandparents’ home, watching some local children assemble … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

A balanced life: Appropriate technology and community development in den Ouden’s ‘Are Freedom and Dignity Possible?’

If a hastily put-together profile on LinkedIn is to be believed, Bernard den Ouden was a professor of philosophy at the University of Hartford from 1969 until 2012. A friend … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sex, Love, Morality: Everything you need to know about Bertrand Russell’s ‘Marriage and Morals’

“Cruelty is in theory a perfectly adequate ground for divorce, but it may be interpreted so as to become absurd. When the most eminent of all film stars was divorced … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 1 Comment