Capitalism - renewal or decline? Laurie Taylor explores the future of our market driven economy. He’s joined by David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at New York City University and Colin Crouch, Professor Emeritus in Sociology at the University of Warwick. Professor Harvey examines the contradictions at the heart of capitalism arguing that it’s far from being the permanent or only way of organising human life. Professor Crouch suggests that Capitalism should be re-shaped to better fit a social democratic society.
Michael Ignatieff was an academic with a keen inerest in political theory before he learnt the hard way about politics in practice. He was an academic who became leader of the opposition in Canada then lost heavily in the 2011 Prime Ministerial election. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he discusses the relationship between theory and practice in politics with Nigel Warburton.
Take more time, cover less ground
To see the world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour
Enthusiasm is a form of social courage
As Sinatra grew older and his voice rawer, no one ever doubted he was singning from personal experience. He knew whereof he crooned.
I think there are discrete stages of life, each with its own qualities, and that fudging these stages is to fudge the inherent value of each of them.
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does
And no one can live happily who has regard for himself alone and transforms everything into a question of his own utility; you must live for your neighbour, if you would live for yourself
The predestined disappointment built into desperately yearned for newness
Komboloi have to do with time, with spacing it out, making it last. Lived time not clock time
In every real man a child is hidden who wants to play
Epicurans consider communal silence a hallmark of true friendship
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little