Philosophy & Culture


The Cult of Scientism

“Whoever appeals to any science in order to justify his basic convictions inspires distrust of his honesty or his intelligence” -Nicolas Gomez-Davila It seems that in this age of ours, defined as it is by an unsettling uncertainty of our most cherished assumptions, and a fashionable postmodern relativism, it is paradoxically not so much conducive…


Opening up the Religious Market Place

The contemporary world can boast an unprecedented amount of competition. Political actors must compete for leadership and government. Schools must compete with each other to attract the best students and, in return, students must compete with each other to be wanted by the best schools. Businesses, involving everything from hairdressers to international shipping companies, must…


Privilege: on tip of everyone’s tongue, yet understood by few

Amid the marbled architecture of ancient Greece, a unique form of teachers existed. They did not reside in bleak classrooms fitted with blackboard discoloured by years of abuse. Instead they found themselves amid grand edifices and aesthetically impressive gardens of the more affluent Greek citizens. The sophist was a mentor of exceptional philosophical and rhetorical…