Humanities, Medieval

Wholly Guilty and Wholly Innocent: Heloise, Sin and Intention

By Diana Jeske   During her lifetime and beyond, Heloise captured hearts. Her intellectual brilliance in life attracted the love of the most famous philosopher of the day, Peter Abelard, and the passion revealed in her later letters to him has captivated scholars, from Petrarch to twenty-first century academics, ever since. Born, most likely, in… Continue reading Wholly Guilty and Wholly Innocent: Heloise, Sin and Intention

20th century, Contemporary, Humanities

Morality and Art: the fiction of inescapability

By Clare Barnard Philippa Foot’s academic career has spanned arguably the most changeable time of the twentieth century. She has now returned to Oxford, after being made Griffin Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1991. Foot began her studies in a very different world as a PPE student at… Continue reading Morality and Art: the fiction of inescapability