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The Prelude of Divine Wisdom in the Art of Aphorism

Zura Shiolashvili’s writing has passion, and passion is a rare thing in English-language philosophy. He is also an exponent of the art of aphorism, using language to transcend the functional constraints of language itself. A swine lies down in dirt by its own will; a genuine man, walking on his pathway can only be thrust […]

Invoicing on ChorusPro [1]

**Here’s the short version which I hope answers your question. To see the ‘invoices’ menu option, you need to log out and log back in again.** Invoicing on ChorusPro The French government has introduced a new centralized online invoicing system which small suppliers of services to universities have to deal with. It’s the most horrific […]

Brilliant Philosophy Covers

Nothing to do with recapitulating well-known philosophical themes with new instrumentation, this is a sequel to an admittedly snide post of a few years back, where I mused that if academic philosophers cannot think of a nice cover for their books, perhaps they should not have written them in the first place. This time we’re […]

Find Straight Quotes and Apostrophes

A normal search for a single or double quote mark will bring up curly (“smart”) quotes/apostrophes as well as straight (dumb) ones. To search only for the straight ones, open the search dialogue box, enable Wildcards searching, and search for ^034 (double quotes) ^039 (single quote) With thanks to Graham Mayor, originally cited at pcreview.

Audit of Democratic Participation

Eleven years ago I was hired by the Scottish Civic Forum to write an assessment of whether the then-new Scottish democracy was meeting the aspirations that had been expressed for it. I had only just finished my PhD, which had had nothing to do with political economy, and I was largely ignorant of Scottish political […]