October 2013

Bar shooting over Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative

Bar shooting over Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative

While scanning the news, I came across a story about a man in Russia who was shot during a bar fight. Let me rephrase that, while waiting for their beers, two men got into a heated argument about the ethics of Immanuel Kant, which led to one man pulling an air gun and shooting the other man multiple times with rubber bullets. Read more about Bar shooting over Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative

Monday Motivation

This morning I was doing data collection the “old way” – with first year psychology students coming to the lab and being sat down at individual computers – rather than through twitter. Much as I appreciate the Research Experience Program that allows us to do this (and much as I appreciate the effort of the first years even more!) collecting data like this is such a brain drain. Read more about Monday Motivation

Moral of the Story: Morality in Literature - Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

This is a novel about intense friendship, forbidden love, and inner conflict. It pits loyalty and duty against desire and passion, which can be seen in each of the character’s attempts to find happiness or their own version of Utopia. Read more about Moral of the Story: Morality in Literature - Brideshead Revisited

Eye Spy

Over the past weekend, an item of international news that has frequently caught my ear has been the revelation that the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US has been “spying” on the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. Read more about Eye Spy