What is the difference between Direct Realism and Indirect Realism?

As philosophers, it is natural to investigate the issue of perception. When objects are perceived, do they exist independent of our minds? Here are the two main interpretations: Direct realism Direct realism is the idea that the immediate object of perception are minded independent objects and their properties. Direct realism is often referred to as … Read more

Solar Eclipse 2015 – Cause of the Eclipse

Solar Eclipse 2015 – A Fantastic Astronomical Display The recent Solar Eclipse was a fantastic display – the best astronomical display this decade. Some would even go to say it was the best astronomical display of the century! The eclipse could be seen in most areas of the UK, despite some restrictive cloud coverage. Some … Read more

Top 10 Philosophy Movies

Do you Study Philosophy at College or University? Watching philosophy movies is a great way to explore philosophical issues and questions such as ‘Does God Exist?’ and ‘Is there an afterlife?’ Top 10 Philosophy Movies This selection of philosophy movies is great for a philosophy student or for a teacher to use in the classroom, (this … Read more

How to answer Philosophy Exam Questions

The classic problem with students answering philosophy exams is that they just don’t get to the point. Many students see a single word in an exam question, and go off on one, writing everything that they know about that topic! With the A-Level and IB philosophy exams recently marked, many examiner’s reports will state that … Read more