Happiness, Marx and progress with Dr. Ashley Frawley

In this video, Luke interviews Dr. Ashley Frawley, author of 'Semiotics of Happiness: rhetorical beginnings of a public problem'. They discuss, amongst other topics, happiness, Marx and progress. Pre-order Dr. Frawley's upcoming book, 'Significant Emotions: Rhetoric and Social Problems in a Vulnerable Age' on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Significant-... Dr. Frawley on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AshleyAFrawley Check out the interview … Continue reading Happiness, Marx and progress with Dr. Ashley Frawley

Suicide prevention: looking past convention

Writing lazy language won’t prevent suicide wasn’t the start point and certainly wasn’t the end point of an exploration of why suicide prevention is stuck in a stasis; people kill themselves and they do it in high numbers. One can’t wish with suicide prevention in order to make it so; it would be impossible to categorically stop … Continue reading Suicide prevention: looking past convention

Rights have been embezzled

It has been the object of debate for centuries, it has been the subject of philosophical tomes for that time too and it is an essential driving component of political systems. A use, or misuse, of the term has played a major part in telling history; and will play a major part in mapping the … Continue reading Rights have been embezzled

1793: France’s descent into Terror, carried forward by flawed philosophy

The French Revolution, philosophically unsteady at its conception, erupted into fascistic Terror on the 5th of September 1793. Four years into the revolution, a consistent level of compromise came to an ugly conclusion. The Terreur lasted until the death of Maximilien Robespierre on the 28th of July 1794. It became bona-fide on the 29th of … Continue reading 1793: France’s descent into Terror, carried forward by flawed philosophy

Introduction to the ideas of Ayn Rand: reason, self-interest and capitalism

N.B: the work below is intended to be given as an introductory talk to students of Philosophy and Politics. This work is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Ayn Rand Institute or similar organisations: I refer readers on also to their wide range of material . Happy reading! Ayn Rand was a Russian-born (1905) … Continue reading Introduction to the ideas of Ayn Rand: reason, self-interest and capitalism

New piece on The Undercurrent: ‘Objectivism As A Life Changing Philosophy’.

Dear Galtline readers, Below is a link to my letter to the editor at The Undercurrent, 'Objectivism As A Life Changing Philosophy'; the piece is a short read about how engaging with the ideas of Ayn Rand can have a deep and profound effect on one's view of life - and most importantly one's actions. … Continue reading New piece on The Undercurrent: ‘Objectivism As A Life Changing Philosophy’.

Freemasonry’s new culture of openness

Luke visited Freemason's Hall in London to gain a greater understanding of Freemasonry's place in the modern cultural environment. Freemasonry is a practice that pre-dates modern civilisation. As can often prove useful when tracing origins, we can break the word into its two constituent parts for clarity. Masonry, as a craft of distinguished skill, was … Continue reading Freemasonry’s new culture of openness

The Charlottesville riots were a tragic revival of violent collectivism

The riots in Charlottesville, Virginia last month were a truly sore display of a most repugnant extreme. Abhorrent Neo-Nazis took to the streets committing violent acts - culminating in a terror attack that saw one woman lose her life and another 19 injured. The actions of the car driver can’t be denounced enough; aggression and … Continue reading The Charlottesville riots were a tragic revival of violent collectivism