How (not) to think like Sherlock Holmes

Dr Lisa McNulty tells us all about her new adult online course where she'll be studying epistemology (knowledge) and epistemic injustice (people not being taken seriously because of who they are) through the Master Detective.

Posted by Kim Down on 28th July 2020 at 12:00am

Category: Philosophy at Home


An unusual word: compline. It’s the name of the final assembly in a convent, at the end of the day. The compline ‘completes’ the day. Before we go to rest, we look back at what the day has brought.

Posted by Kim Down on 8th April 2020 at 12:00am


What is normal; what is abnormal; can there be normal without abnormal; what’s wrong with abnormal; is it just relative what we consider as normal or abnormal?

Posted by Kim Down on 7th April 2020 at 12:00am

Youngest first

One is the youngest. And when you are the youngest, you will be remembered that this is a fact: you are the youngest … and therefore you cannot do / participate in what the ‘older ones’ can.

So, youngest, here is the new rule: when all shall speak, the youngest speaks first! You deserve the opportunity to be the first one to say what you want to say.

Posted by Kim Down on 6th April 2020 at 12:00am


At home, conversations tend to reproduce themselves: the same topics, the same roles played, the same arguments; only minor details vary. So, it’s time to loosen the yoke and freshen up the conversation. Let’s give it some extra air and space to move. Here is how to do that: start a ‘tertulia’!

Posted by Kim Down on 5th April 2020 at 12:00am