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
By Steve BrackenMore and more across the Western world, people are being concerned about rising mental health issues and loneliness amongst young people. Luke has written several posts on suicide and suicide prevention already from his experiences, a topic adjacent to this one. Given that I also have some personal experience in this area, I … Continue reading On loneliness and alienation
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
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
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
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
In this episode Luke and Steve discuss more academic corruption RE. climate change reports, taxation and the new budget due to be delivered by Phillip Hammond at the end of this month... and more! The integrating theme for this episode is: authority. Listen in the embedded YouTube module below, or on Apple Podcasts!
In the first episode back from a long summer, Luke and Steve address the hottest current affairs - integrating them philosophically by theme. Listen in the module below, on YouTube or on Apple Podcasts!
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
In this special episode of This Is John Galt Speaking, Luke interviews sociology and criminology professor Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos about his book 'The Rise of Lifestyle Activism, from New Left to Occupy'. The conversation includes an exploration of the ideological patterns of the old left and the new left, philosophical and political concepts and Dr … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #15: in conversation with Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos