Brexit… Trump… What would Spinoza do?

By Harry Bregazzi The MSc Society and Space programme has a strong emphasis on philosophy, which students apply to their analyses and understandings of society and the world. One philosopher who has remained particularly influential for me is Benedict de Spinoza. The following is a reflection, through the framework of Spinoza’s Ethics, on the politicalContinue reading “Brexit… Trump… What would Spinoza do?”

BRISTOL GEOGRAPHERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST GOVERNMENT

“We value the many who make us, always, more than one.” Academics, staff, and postgraduate students from the School of Geographical Sciences published a letter today (pictured) in The Times newspaper denouncing the recent divisive and xenophobic rhetoric of the government and the Conservative Party. The text was signed by several current students on the MSc SocietyContinue reading “BRISTOL GEOGRAPHERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST GOVERNMENT”

Researching Alternative Worlds: James Ash on (Un)shared Horizons, the Concrete and the Abstract

The official launch event for the Society and Space MSc blog, which also served as a celebration of the 25 years of the course’s existence, took place in Geographical Sciences on Wednesday 27th April. The panel for the event was made up of six Society and Space alumni, who spoke highly of their experience on theContinue reading “Researching Alternative Worlds: James Ash on (Un)shared Horizons, the Concrete and the Abstract”