May 24, 2017


It was noted by French Anthropologist Bastide (1968: 104), that "if the structure of African cultures is that of a dialogue (between the living and the dead), then the structure of Western society is that of a monologue-but the monologue of the dead”. The latter half of this quotation concerning the ‘monologue of the dead’ quite firmly emphasises the argument made in the literatur...

May 24, 2017


This paper firstly applies a literature review in order to address the question of how death is generally perceived within the Western framework of modernity. In light of this inquisition, the notion of ‘decontextualization’ in relation to death is introduced, whereby it is argued that the notion of death is deliberately avoided to the greatest possible extent, whether as a topic of c...

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Many students have co-created our learning spaces over many years, and their writing is an incredible gift. Here is some - raw, unplugged, ravenous for a world that is different. The students that choose the strands of leading transitions, ecological ethics and facilitating are a special breed. They come with their eyes wide open. Most carry a yearning for that which is beautiful, good and true - and are unafraid of the shadow that pads alongside. In a world of artificial intelligence and biogenetics, we need people who are able to exercise judgement rooted in transformative ethics. Their gaze is inscrutably honest.

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