Articles by: Callum Brown
I'm Callum. I'm 16 and hope to become a journalist in the future. My main interests are politics, philosophy, history and English, so these topics will be what my articles cover.

Should a Liberal Society Tolerate Religious Minorities?

March 26, 2013 3:22 pm0 comments
Should a Liberal Society Tolerate Religious Minorities?

The very definition of liberalism can be summarised in Voltaire’s famous quote, ‘I don’t agree with what you’re saying, but I’ll fight to the death for your right to say it.’ It is rare that the essence of an ideology can be truly captured in a single sentence, but I feel […]

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Communism: A Nice Idea, Or The Solution?

February 23, 2013 12:00 pm2 comments
Communism: A Nice Idea, Or The Solution?

“WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE”, is the dramatic end of The Communist Manifesto; one of the most influential, idealistic, but impractical pieces of political literature that has ever been written. It’s a shame that Marx never lived to see his “solution” to history being employed innocently into a state; or perhaps […]

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Free Will Vs Determinism: Are We Responsible?

February 20, 2013 6:30 pm2 comments
Free Will Vs Determinism: Are We Responsible?

At first glance this title may seem obscure, because, on a purely scientific basis, of course we’re responsible for our actions. On the metaphysical side of things, however, different assessments may lead to different answers. Theories about absolute freedom are the main factors which may cause variation between answers. Determinism […]

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Is Philosophy Still Relevant Today?

February 19, 2013 12:51 pm2 comments
Is Philosophy Still Relevant Today?

Ancient Greece Around 2000 years ago the Ancient Greeks, with their infinite wisdom, considered philosophy a science. We don’t do the same today, however, so why would the Greeks have done so when their science was so developed, creating the first models of things like vending machines, fire hoses and […]

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