“The Curse Of Greyface”

Exploring Consciousness

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We know nothing of mind, only the tinkerings of our soft tissue. The grey-matter of grey faces, staring out through occluded windows. What world exists behind our scaled viewing, as our lines of perception become the iron bars that keep us from ever becoming truly free. Standards of living in the times of an Empire that never ends. Positivism is the new theology, order is a deceptive fallacy, what we continue to reject is only what we will continue to reflect.

– Josh Fleming

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Howthelightgetsin 2015 Philosophy and Music Festival – some great sessions Sat 23 and Sun 24 May

St. Clare's Careers

HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, is back in Hay and bigger than ever, with the thought-provoking debates, infectiously danceable music and parties that you’ve come to expect.

The full programme has just been announced and can be found here. For powerful talks and penetrating debates, explore the 2015 theme: Fantasy and Reality.

Whilst your studies may prevents you attending the whole 11 days.  There are some great things happening on Sat 23 and Sunday 24 May.  Click here to view the full program.

The following might particularly be of interest:

Saturday 10.00 am  The Point of it All by Mark Rowlands.

We keep searching for life’s meaning. We still have no answer. The Philosopher and the Wolf author Mark Rowlands shows us where to look.

 Saturday 10.30 am The Road to the Good Life by Peter Hacker, Bettany Hughes, Mark Rowlands. David Malone hosts.

The…

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La Tour Eiffel–Symbol of Industrialism

Roaming Historian

As a legal historian who generally looks at issues of labor and gender during the Gilded Age and Progressive era, I spend a lot of time thinking about the late 19th century and industrialism. This is why I couldn’t wait to visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris last summer. Since I was five, I wanted to go to Paris. I had dreamed about going for most of my childhood and teenage years. Then the dream got pushed to the back of mind. What’s funny is that until recently I hadn’t wanted to see the Eiffel Tower. I thought that it was cliche…overdone…too touristy–until I taught a class in Chicago on the 1893 World’s Fair.

Gustave Eiffel had awed the world with his design for a tower to dominate the landscape of the Universal Exposition in Paris. As I researched the 1893 Columbian Exposition, I realized the magnitude of the Tower’s…

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