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

What Freedom Requires

The following is an article by Elliot Hill, contributor to The Galtline.  Many today see government as a weapon to wield against others in society to get what they need, this comes from the fact that our freedom isn’t guaranteed and the view of man that says he doesn’t deserve or require freedom, what is … Continue reading What Freedom Requires

This Is John Galt Speaking #20: On the philosophy of education

In this episode, Luke and Steve consider education; touching on some of the problems it has, problems it faces, and a little bit of what could be done to make it better. They do this while reflecting on their own (recent) experience of being educated in the UK. Listen in the embedded module below, on … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #20: On the philosophy of education

This Is John Galt Speaking #18: Green scandal, the Budget and witches

In this week's episode Luke and Steve discuss the scandal of Phillip Green, look at Chancellor Phillip Hammond's new Budget and - in a spooky Halloween addition - discuss witches. This is with a broader consideration of what a 'public' is, and how the idea of one could be useful, if at all. Listen on … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #18: Green scandal, the Budget and witches

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

This Is John Galt Speaking #12: Brexit crunch time and a defence of normative ethics

In this episode, Luke discusses Brexit crunch time and offers an introductory conversation on defending normative ethics. Please note that this episode was recorded on Sunday 8th, and therefore omits the recent cabinet resignations; exciting as they were!Watch in the module below, on YouTube or on Apple Podcasts!