About Darian Meacham

Darian Meacham is senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of the West of England, where he specialises in phenomenology and political philosophy. He blogs about politics and philosophy at www.post-europe.org.uk

Articles by Darian Meacham

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Europeans are getting poorer, do you care?

Is the nation-state still the most viable form of political community or have the pressures of globalization reduced its possibility to maintain the well-being of its citizens in such a manner that we should look to a larger community of reciprocal solidarity, namely Europe?

Lessons from Lance - moralities of the human cyborg

The distinctions between 'natural' and 'artificial' performance enhancement are largely abitrary - humans are a thoroughly technologised species. It is the social context of Armstrong's actions that is the true site of moral failings.

The European Emperor has no clothes

Severe austerity measures cause malnutrition, homelessness and suicides across southern Europe. European institutions that apparently fail to protect their citizens from harm lose their legitimacy. The pro-European left should defend the values, not the institutions, of Europe and the quality of life of all its inhabitants

The humanities and the sciences depend on each other, so cutting humanities funding hurts the "hard" subjects too

The UK educational reforms, with their utilitarian emphasis on Science and Engineering, demonstrate no understanding of what makes for a good science research environment. The meeting of speculative and experimental sciences, as well as other areas of the humanities like literature, creates a general atmosphere of creativity, intellectual tension, and reciprocal engagement. It is probably impossible to nail down this atmosphere in any exact terms, but most scientists (in the broadest sense of the word) have a sense of it; it exists as much in a general culture as in a specific domain of academic life.
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