The Bauhaus, founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, is the most significant German movement that tried to combine all areas of the arts in ideal unity.
For the next few weeks we shall be looking at some of the key cultural, artistic and literary landmarks of the modern era. We begin by looking at Dada.
How do you get a society that provides basic decent services to all citizens? Political theorist John Rawls had a good idea, and it was called ‘the veil of ignorance.’
Adam Smith was no uncritical apologist for capitalism: he wanted to understand how capitalism could be both fruitful and good.
Karl Marx remains deeply important today not as the man who told us what to replace capitalism with, but
Machiavelli’s name is a byword for immorality and political scheming. But that’s deeply unfair. This was simply a political theorist interested in the survival and flourishing of the state.
The 18th century Jean-Jacques Rousseau made the bold claim that modernity and civilisation are not improvements; they’ve dragged us from a primitive state of innocence and happiness. Modern politics continues to negotiate his claims. With the impending UK General Election
Locke thinks about who should rule over us and other political questions.
How does Locke compare to Hobbes?
1. Why Have a Government At All?
With the General Election coming up the Royal Greenwich Trust School is expecting all students to be thinking about why such processes are important. We want all our students to be
According to Max Weber, the modern world is a lonely and bureaucratic one where the connections between meaning, knowledge and truth, of how we live and think and feel, have been torn apart. There is nothing underwriting our lives according
One of the things that has happened in modernity is that people have learned much more about themselves. Freud brought the idea of hidden thoughts and desires into the public realm. The idea that there are mysterious and secret facets