Browsing Archive: January, 2014

Proposals for A-Level Philosophy

Posted by Edward Willatt on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : A-level Philosophy 

The mailing list Philos-l brings alarming news about The Future of A-level Philosophy.  In a previous post I sought to defend this qualification and to question the increasing move towards the philosophical aspects of the religious studies A-level in school sixth forms.  Rather than going into either subject in sufficient depth and breadth there is a tendency to focus on the areas these two subjects have in common.  Now AQA are planning changes to A-level philosophy which bring it much closer...


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Finding a Way to Argue: Stefan Collini's 'What are Universities for?'

Posted by Edward Willatt on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Universities 

Stefan Collini’s What are Universities For? (Penguin, 2012) is a book that it is difficult to ignore.  It has been prominently displayed in bookshops and has caught my eye as I wandered past in search of the philosophy section.  Writing a book on a current and pressing problem which has real depth and critical force is a difficult thing to do.  Problems like this are generally staged in over-determined spaces of public debate where the alternatives, the language and the very being of the pr...


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Browsing Archive: January, 2014

Proposals for A-Level Philosophy

Posted by Edward Willatt on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : A-level Philosophy 

The mailing list Philos-l brings alarming news about The Future of A-level Philosophy.  In a previous post I sought to defend this qualification and to question the increasing move towards the philosophical aspects of the religious studies A-level in school sixth forms.  Rather than going into either subject in sufficient depth and breadth there is a tendency to focus on the areas these two subjects have in common.  Now AQA are planning changes to A-level philosophy which bring it much closer...


Continue reading ...
 

Finding a Way to Argue: Stefan Collini's 'What are Universities for?'

Posted by Edward Willatt on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Universities 

Stefan Collini’s What are Universities For? (Penguin, 2012) is a book that it is difficult to ignore.  It has been prominently displayed in bookshops and has caught my eye as I wandered past in search of the philosophy section.  Writing a book on a current and pressing problem which has real depth and critical force is a difficult thing to do.  Problems like this are generally staged in over-determined spaces of public debate where the alternatives, the language and the very being of the pr...


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