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QA 14. (May 09) The first priority

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On May 31, 2009
What should be the single priority for the new South African government? In his Sunday Times column (3 May 2009), Mac Maharaj invited readers to answer this question, following Peter Bruce’s observation that a government that tries to fix everything achieves nothing. “Let us… find some common purpose, which is the first step to success.” […]
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QA 8. (Oct 08) Practising philosophy in trying times

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On October 12, 2008
It’s become terribly unfashionable to be “judgemental”, but the fact of the matter is that life calls for judgement, all the time. So we should learn to do it well. For me, this is the purpose of philosophical practice: to study and understand what’s going on in the world and in oneself, in order to […]
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