The end of time: The Heidegger-Cassirer debate and the passage from trade to war

Philosopher Immanuel Kant is often referred to as the god of modern philosophy. A recent work of intellectual history by Professor Michael Rosen, entitled The Shadow of God: Kant, Hegel, and the passage from heaven to history, considers the end of Christendom and the replacement of its accompanying hegemony of faith with the Enlightenment philosophy … Continue reading The end of time: The Heidegger-Cassirer debate and the passage from trade to war

The politics of truth: A manifesto

We live in undeniably dark times. News headlines of death and despair abound. In such a climate, politics is hardly seen as our salvation. Indeed, politics is seen by many as the problem. One reason given for the decay of our political institutions is that politicians lie. The phrase ‘fake news’ also abounds news headlines … Continue reading The politics of truth: A manifesto

Why Sherlock is a good show

There are a number of criticisms that have been levelled against the TV series Sherlock, whose thrilling pace and theatrical poetry earned it commercial and critical acclaim any other show would envy. Indeed, I wonder if this is one reason for the criticisms — the green-eyed monster; what David Hume termed ‘jealousy of trade’. How … Continue reading Why Sherlock is a good show