Boris Johnson’s Death By A Thousand Qualifications: Anthony Flew’s Falsification and Johnson’s Resignation

Trigger Warning and Content Warning – mentions of sex scandals and sexual assault.  If you have been affected by these issues, you can access Rape Crisis at 0808 802 9999 who help those who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Introduction On Thursday 7th June, Boris Johnson finally decided to resign as Prime Minister. ForContinue reading “Boris Johnson’s Death By A Thousand Qualifications: Anthony Flew’s Falsification and Johnson’s Resignation”

What Do Frogs And Steam Trains Have To Do With The Human Mind? Huxley’s Epiphenomenalism And Mental Causation

Introduction The 19th century was an exciting time to be alive. Incredible inventions were being discovered (such as the steam engine) new scientific theories were being developed (such as Darwin’s theory of evolution) and new philosophical positions were being created (such as utilitarianism). The Victorians were also fascinated with carrying out lobotomies and decapitations onContinue reading “What Do Frogs And Steam Trains Have To Do With The Human Mind? Huxley’s Epiphenomenalism And Mental Causation”

Christmas Spirit In The Brain: Neural Imaging Finds Brain Network. The End of God’s Existence?

In 2015, a team of scientists in Copenhagen decided to see if they could find the parts of the brain responsible for the Christmas Spirit. They gathered ten individuals who had Christmas traditions and ten individuals who did not. Pictures related and unrelated to Christmas were shown while they underwent BOLD imaging (Blood Oxygen LevelContinue reading “Christmas Spirit In The Brain: Neural Imaging Finds Brain Network. The End of God’s Existence?”

A priori, A posteriori, A fortiori: What do they all mean? Philosophy Basics

A priori and a posteriori are common words within philosophy that are introduced to students on the A-Level specification. However, it wasn’t until I started my masters degree that I came across the term a fortiori. But what is the difference between them? And why are a priori and a posteriori paired together without aContinue reading “A priori, A posteriori, A fortiori: What do they all mean? Philosophy Basics”

Descartes Was Murdered… Or Was He? The Death Of Rene Descartes: Odd Histories

Rene Descartes is one of the most famous philosophers within the Western philosophical canon, contributing to many areas of philosophy such as metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of perception. However, his fame does not arise from his philosophical works alone. He also provides one of the most controversial deaths within the philosophy world. NotContinue reading “Descartes Was Murdered… Or Was He? The Death Of Rene Descartes: Odd Histories”