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I will be visiting the beautiful Isles of Scilly, and I return to work on the 14th September. If you contact me while I am away I will try to get back to you as soon as I can.

Religious Language, Wittgenstein, and Language Games in the A-Level Syllabi

I’ve had loads of conversations with A-level students and their teachers about religious studies and philosophy, and one of the topics that always makes them turn pale is religious language, and specifically the stuff on Wittgenstein and language games. This is unsurprising when the resources linked to in the OCR A-level specification are Wittgenstein’s PhilosophicalContinue reading “Religious Language, Wittgenstein, and Language Games in the A-Level Syllabi”

Dealing with the blank page: how to write philosophy (and probably other stuff) when you really don’t feel like it

I was going to start by saying that everybody gets this. Actually though, some people don’t seem to get this. I know a small number of people come to writing with a beautifully worked-out idea, calmly open a blank Word document, and just write. As the well-turned prose flows from their fingers, they smile calmlyContinue reading “Dealing with the blank page: how to write philosophy (and probably other stuff) when you really don’t feel like it”

Still mystified after essay feedback? Try an essay health check.

Are you wondering how you can improve your grades in philosophy essays? Sometimes it’s hard to understand why you keep getting the marks that you do, or why you always fall just short of a grade boundary. Perhaps you understand why you got the feedback you did on a particular essay, but you need helpContinue reading “Still mystified after essay feedback? Try an essay health check.”

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