The Philosphere is a project of mine that’s been in the works for a while. Finally here, I’ve created a platform to allow people to share their ideas. With articles to provoke discussion and reflection, there is something here for everyone. Below is my story.
My name is James, and this year marks the start of my University career. I have chosen to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University College London. In line with this, I decided to create The Philosphere as a way of informing others about the things I learn, and bringing my own interpretation to the news we hear. With The Philosphere I hope to achieve an interactive, two-way discussion platform. I create articles which stir up conflicts of opinion, offers insight and inform people of the big ideas – old or new.
So that being said, The Philosphere is a blog with a twist. Yes I am offering my opinions and beliefs about the world we live in, and will continue to do so. However it’s important to me that I learn from this experience too. That’s the real benefit to me doing all of this. Read the articles I write, but don’t be a passive consumer! Let me know why I’m wrong, or why you don’t agree. Let me know what I missed or what you think I’ve misinterpreted. As well as that, tell me when you think I’m spot on! This is the only way that I can know what you want from this blog, and will be how I, and The Philosphere, evolve.
“He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion” – John Stuart Mill