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Martin Cohen
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Identity: From Theseus's Paradox to the Singularity
Posted by Keith Tidman A "replica" of an ancient Greek merchant ship based on the remains of a ship that wrecked about 2,500 years ago.   With acknowledgements to Donald Hart Keith. A s the legend goes, Theseus was an imposing Greek hero, who consolidated p...

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Poetry: A Notice Offering Amnesty
Posted by Chengde Chen* A Notice Offering Amnesty Written after the Grenfell Tower fire By Chengde Chen To determine the numbers of dead, The police appeal to the survivors: ‘Please let us know your situation And that of others you may know of. Don’t worry ...

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Picture Post #26. Life-Matters
'Because things don’t appear to be the known thing; they aren’t what they seemed to be neither will they become what they might appear to become.' Posted by Tessa den Uyl and Martin Cohen Guatamala, 1968. Picture credit: Jill Gibs on A woman with a new...

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Picture Post #25 The Machine Age
'Because things don’t appear to be the known thing; they aren’t what they seemed to be neither will they become what they might appear to become.' Posted by Tessa den Uyl and Martin Cohen 1950s advertising image for a new-fangled vending machine You ca...

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Healthcare ... A Universal Moral Right
A Barber-surgeon practising blood-letting Posted by Keith Tidman Is health care a universal moral right — an irrefutably fundamental ‘good’ within society — that all nations ought to provide as faithfully and practically as they can? Is it a right in that a...

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The Philosophy of Jokes
I say, I say, I say... Posted by Martin Cohen Ludwig Wittgenstein, that splendidly dour 20th century philosopher, usually admired for trying to make language more logical, once remarked, in his earnest Eastern European way, that a very serious work, or zery...

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