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Apply the why: what can we learn about humans from a toaster?

In most areas of enquiry, whether in the humanities, the sciences, or any other discipline, the questions we ask determine the knowledge we gain about our chosen subject; the art of asking questions is therefore very important. As we only learn anything new in these areas if we decide to research and ask questions about … Continue reading

One damn thing after another: what’s the point of studying history?

My BA and my MA were both entitled ‘the history and philosophy of science’. This article could possibly be called ‘the philosophy of history and science’, and is my attempt to outline, very broadly speaking, why I think studying and writing history is so important. I consider myself very lucky to have found a pursuit … Continue reading