Hitler has imposed a new categorical imperative upon [. .] humanity: to arrange their thinking and conduct, so that Auschwitz never repeats itself, so that nothing similar ever happen again.

Adorno, Negative Dialectics, Part Three, III, §2, Redmond translation


My news (updated 15th August 2018)

  • Philosophy at the Wivenhoe Bookshop. A course on ‘Life, The Universe and Everything’ starts on Saturday the 8th of September. The syllabus is here. To book, please contact the bookshop.
  • At the Ipswich Institute, we will be reading J. S. Mill’s On Liberty (Mondays, 2–4pm, Sept. 17th – October 15th) and his The Subjection of Women (Thursdays, 2–4pm, November 1st – November 29th).
  • At Brentwood’s Learning for Pleasure, I am teaching a five week course on freedom, starting Thursday September 20th. Here is the syllabus.
  • I am a tutor at Tavistock Tutors and I am doing private tutoring. However: I do not help with assessed essays (for under many circumstances this would be cheating); nor will I help with plans for assessed essays (for this too could be cheating), unless students are prepared in insert an acknowledgement – and it would be wise to check that such an acknowledgement will not affect your mark.

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