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Descartes: Wax Argument

René Descartes is a Philosopher I will always recommend to beginners, not only because ‘Meditations on First Philosophy’ is, compared to some other texts, pretty easy to read, but it’s impact on Philosophy and Descartes’ influence on the world at large was immense and wide-ranging. 1,056 more words

Philosophy

When Writers Don't Ask Why

An Essay On Critical Reading And Writing

Throughout the article [c] symbol stands for “book/poem/writing piece”

Reading

Does it happen with you as well? You have just read a really good book or a poem or a piece of writing.

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Storytelling

How to Save the Planet

This is a response piece to the RSC’s recent production of Coriolanus at the Barbican.

Words by Helen Louse Baldwin

How many people in this room have a dog? 626 more words

Critical Writing

Albion - Almeida Theatre

Words by George Clark

Keep off the grass – Albion shows that keeping the world out does not make for a happy society.

The Mike Bartlett/ Rupert Goold production partnership is no stranger to finding controversy through social commentary; with ‘King Charles III’ raising questions regarding the nature of the British monarchy as well as the hierarchical system as a whole. 755 more words

Critical Writing

Criticism | Hiding Light Under a Bushel Basket

Hiding Light Under a Bushel Basket

© 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr

Luke 11:33 | “No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.” 556 more words

Rhetoric

Criticism | Beware of Mandated Kindness

Beware of Mandated Kindness

© 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr

San Francisco West Portal Monthly columnist, Manfred Wolf, in this month’s “This Time, This Place” column, examines the many facets of the current trans-atlantic trend to coerce kindness and “sensitivity” out of the populace, not only by public shaming, but—more ominously—by governmental mandate.   508 more words

Vernon Miles Kerr