Bergson and the Invention of Time

By Sam Berlin In Creative Evolution, Henri Bergson (1911, p.342) notes that physics can only describe time using the ‘cinematic method’ – our ability to understand and reference time is limited to representations. These representations form the basis of human relationships with time and constitute the lived experience of it. We are unable to approachContinue reading “Bergson and the Invention of Time”

Qualitative research at WOMAD

By Nina Williams WOMAD (World of Music Art and Dance) is a wonderfully eclectic festival, attracting a variety of visitors (including an admittedly large proportion of bare-footed middle class families seeking a weekend of escapism) and an even greater variety of entertainment sourced from around the world. Situated on an idyllic site (which includes anContinue reading “Qualitative research at WOMAD”

‘Theorising Society and Space’: What is Critical Theory?

By Ciara Merrick   Continental philosophy of social science encompasses a rich canon of thinkers, in turn reflecting the longer histories of European thought,  from Ancient Greece and Rome, to early Christendom and today. However, the dominance of Anglo-American philosophy within much of the contemporary social sciences has served to marginalise the continental tradition, eitherContinue reading “‘Theorising Society and Space’: What is Critical Theory?”