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HCJ TWO: The Dreyfus Affair

Notes taken from a lecture held by Shira Pinczuk at the University of Winchester, 2013. Anti-Semitism, Media and Zionism The Dreyfus Affair highlights the importance of the ‘innocence project’, the power of the mass media, issues brought about by anti-Semitism, … Continue reading

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HCJ TWO: Kant

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is commonly known as the greatest of modern philosophers. However, in his book A History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell comments that he cannot ‘agree with this estimate’ but that it would be foolish not to recognise … Continue reading

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HCJ: Discussions from my seminar paper: Plato’s Utopia and Aristotle’s Politics

Plato’s Utopia (1) The young must be taught that evils never come from the gods, for God is not the author of all things, but only of good things. (So who is the creator of the ‘bad’ things?) (2) Homer … Continue reading

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History and Context: Seminar Paper: Classical Theory of State

Ideas of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle In our third HCJ lecture I was delighted to be learning about someone I had previously studied during my A-level in Classical Civilisations. After studying Aristophanes’ plays and the basic structure of Athenian democracy … Continue reading

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