Silence and Attention in Education – David Lewin

The most common form of silence used in schools is that forced upon classes by teachers for the sake of concentration, for examinations, or sometimes for moments of reflection or prayer. The significant power of what has been called ‘positive silence’ then often gives way to a negative requirement to simply keep silent. Similarly the … Read more Silence and Attention in Education – David Lewin

Man as Freedom: Positive and Negative Liberty – Professor Eugenio Mazzarella

From the 34th Rimini Meeting in Italy, Professor Eugenio Mazzarella brings us this extract from the talk “The Conception of Man: Philosophy and Freedom”. The talk included contributions from Eugenio Mazzarella, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at Università degli Studi Federico II of Naples; Salvatore Natoli, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at Università degli Studi of Milano-Bicocca … Read more Man as Freedom: Positive and Negative Liberty – Professor Eugenio Mazzarella

“We Must All Speak Up for Openness, Diversity and Tolerance” – Erik Ullenhag

Over the past year, we have been shocked by a number of racist terrorist attacks, for example on Utøya in Norway and the murders of people of foreign origin by a far-right terrorist group in Germany. In Sweden too, fear spread when people of foreign origin were shot at random on the streets of Malmö … Read more “We Must All Speak Up for Openness, Diversity and Tolerance” – Erik Ullenhag

Separation of Powers and the Parliamentary Vote on the NewsCorp Acquisition of BSkyB

The controversy over phone hacking at the News of the World has developed at an astonishing rate. Amidst the flurry of almost daily revelations and resignations, it is unsurprising that some of the more arcane constitutional aspects of the controversy have not received widespread attention. One of these matters is the curious character of the … Read more Separation of Powers and the Parliamentary Vote on the NewsCorp Acquisition of BSkyB