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30 October 2014

Anscombe Memorial Lecture 2014, given by Professor John Finnis

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Professor John Finnis delivered the 5th annual Anscombe Memorial Lecture at St John’s College, Oxford, entitled “Body and Soul: on Anscombe’s ‘royal road’ to true belief.’” The event was chaired by Professor Luke Gormally, hosted by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, and co-sponsored by Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford.

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1 October 2013

Faith Schools and the Future of Secularism

With publication of a series of YouGov polls the State’s funding of religious education is once again in the news. Secularists have renewed their assault on all things religious, and public and religious leaders have responded saying that State-backed faith schools are a ‘precious right’ and that it is wrong to drag children into an […]

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13 September 2012

Nick Clegg and the ‘Bigot’ Row

For many supporters of same-sex marriage (SSM) in the UK their opponents are ‘bigots’. They are entitled to their opinion but the epithet in question is, to parody Samuel Beckett, fast becoming a word in search of some meaning. The assumption is that there are people who want something, and that there is no problem […]

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Published on
5 September 2012

‘Darwinian Honesty’, and Vegas

There is a school of thought that holds we are at our most honest, and most essentially human, when at our most animal level. This, at least, is a suggestion made by Marc Cooper in his book, The Last Honest Place in America, about high-stakes poker games in Las Vegas. ‘Its thesis’, writes David Flusfeder, […]

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Published on
1 September 2011

Return to Normality

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After the summer break the team at A Blog for All Seasons is now resuming normal service. There will be entries from some new contributors as well as from others who have written before. Perhaps unusually, the summer has not been the ‘quiet’ period it is conventionally taken to be. Turbulence in the global markets, […]

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Published on
29 June 2011

Summer Break

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The team at A Blog for All Seasons would like to thank all visitors to our blog – whether avid readers or occasional visitors – for their support over the last year. We are taking a break from blogging for the summer holidays but shall return with more of the same early in September.  We […]

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