The Psychology of Aaron/Roy in Primal Fear (1996) By MG.

The Psychology of Aaron/Roy in Primal Fear (1996) By MG.   Primal Fear – directed by Gregory Hoblit The 1996 film “Primal Fear” starring Edward Norton and Richard Gere is a film that I find particularly interesting to discuss. Rather than looking at philosophy in this blog, I will be focusing on the psychology of […]

MG discusses Blade Runner and what makes us human.

MG discusses Blade Runner and what makes us human. The topic of humanity has been discussed for generations, with many arguing that our organic form is what makes us human – whilst others argue that our ability to empathise, to feel is what lends us our humanity. Many films discuss the question, “what it means […]

Ahren Bailey looks at ‘American Psycho and Yuppie Culture’.

American Psycho and Yuppie Culture American Psycho is a black comedy directed by Mary Harron in 2000, based on the novel written by Bret Easton Ellis. The film follows Patrick Bateman (played by Christian Bale), a wealthy businessman, working on Wall Street. Obsessed by his appearance and material objects, Bateman’s life may appear to be […]

Donnie Darko and Determinism. By MG.

Donnie Darko – directed by Richard Kelly   The film has been described as a homage to “typical 80s classics” (despite being released in 2001). For those who have not seen the film – I particularly enjoy it as it discusses philosophical themes like Descartes’ mind/body dualism and many more which are fascinating to think […]

Sam Hughes explains the positives of referendums

The Positives of Having a Referendum – By Samuel Hughes A referendum is a general vote by the electorate on a single political question which has been referred to them for a direct decision. Recent referendums in the UK decided that Scotland would remain part of the United Kingdom, the UK would leave the EU […]

MG’s philosophical film reviews.

Films are a fantastic medium which can discuss many philosophical ideas and questions, especially the application of philosophy through film allows for the expansion of knowledge. I will be focusing on two films – Memento and The Matrix and explore some key themes in each of them.   Memento – directed by Christopher Nolan The […]

Annabel Beaverstock argues why everyone should use their vote in the UK

Why Everyone Should use their Vote in the UK   One of our many responsibilities as citizens is voting. It is a key element for us to participate in our democracy, and moreover, it enables you to vote for a chosen leader that best represents your interests in Parliament. Despite this, there is still a […]

Is Laughter the best medicine? asks Scarlett French-Pepper

Is Laughter is best medicine? Scarlett French-Pepper In this essay, I will be assessing the effects of laughter, specifically on people suffering with mental health illnesses. The UK is currently experiencing a mental health crisis, with an estimated 1 in 4 people suffering from a mental health issue each year-a figure set to rise with […]

Kasia Middleton blogs her critical reading of ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne

A Critical Reading of ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne Kasia Middleton   Here is a link to a reading of the book itself, including the illustrations:   Here is a PowerPoint of the scanned book: (if this doesn’t work please let me know and I can email over the file separately)   Gorilla by […]