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Plato and the Allegory of the Cave

A Level: OCR

I decided to take on this fascinating topic thanks to a request from Claire Glover, who teaches the OCR A Level specification at a thriving sixth form college. Obviously, it's an incredibly popular topic with a whole host of readily available resources; however, reading the text in Robin Waterfield's wonderfully readable translation, and following along using Julia Annas's excellent introduction to the Republic (as suggested by the syllabus), revealed just how much nuance often...

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Anselmian Eternalism

A Level: OCR

I am indebted to Fiona Fishburn for inspiring me to produce this video lesson on Anselm of Canterbury's four-dimensionalist approach to time (or, as I've titled it in the interests of brevity, Anselmian eternalism). Fiona runs an outstanding Religious Studies department that follows OCR's A Level specification, and emailed me to enquire about whether I could produce a video lesson on this tricky topic. Long story short, Fiona's email motivated me to launch this blog, where I plan...

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