Category: philosophy

Rights Where Art Thou? Exploring the Meaning of “Voluntary” in Mental Health Services

Simon Katterl argues that the creation of Mental Health Acts have adverse and unintended impacts on voluntary users of services. Rather than utilize services freely, consumers are governed in lawless spaces, without rights, protections and restrictions on clinical power.

The false dichotomy of Islamophobia

Massimo Pigliucci argues “When assessing the role of Islam in the political dysfunction and violence in Islamic societies, many apologists choose to play down the role of the religion whilst many critics identify Islam as the source of the troubles. In reality, Islam is part of a mix of social ills that is neither blameless nor solely responsible for atrocities carried out in its name.”

Quantum Physics & the Mind of God

Do the laws of physics, those complex rules which govern the universe, say anything about the existence of God? Does the belief in the existence of God change the way we think about those physical laws? Why have scientists ebbed and flowed between seeing physical laws as a way of killing God, to seeing them as a reflection of the mind of God??

Globalisation and Collective Unconscious

Jon Kofas argues: Human beings are imbued with free will, however, we are also subjected to a vast range of subluminal influences and our choices are often guided by a force we may call “the collective unconscious.” The collective unconscious, far from being apolitical, serves to uphold many of the values and behaviours that reinforce capitalism and globalisation