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The World Explored, The World Suffered: The Exeter Lectures by [James, Michael]
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This work features  three series of University lectures given by three different lecturers, embedded in a fictional context where the lecture content is meant to resonate with the human drama unfolding before the eyes as events and human actions lead to their inevitable conclusion. The scene of this first work of the trilogy(The Exeter lectures) is the 1970's in England. We find ourselves thrown into an intense academic debate about the role of Philosophy in Education. There were a handful of Universities in England that were the arenas of these debates and Exeter University was one of them. One of the major characters, Glynn Samuels is an eclectic religious Welshman with a poetic and philosophical soul who bears witness to his best friends struggle with students and  colleagues. Jude Sutton, friend of Samuels and tutor of the narrator Robert Browne, tries to get everybody to acknowledge the importance of philosophy in their lives but he is struggling with an alcohol problem and relationship problems. Student common rooms and pubs are the scenes where the students engage with the content of the lectures in their own fashion.The second volume of the trilogy will follow the narrator Robert Browne to Birmingham University in England and the third will accompany him to Sweden and Uppsala University. We follow also the development of the minds of the students as they engage with the lectures they hear and the lecturers they associate with.

About the Author

Michael R D James was born in South Africa and lived in Cape Town for 16 years. He travelled to England and was educated at Grammar School, Exeter University (B.ed) and Birmingham University (B.A and M.A. in Philosophy). He moved to Sweden in 1979 and has lived there for 38 years, taking his doctorate at Uppsala University in 1987 in Kantian Philosophy. For the past 24 years he has been lecturing in the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) and teaches the subjects of Philosophy, Psychology, and Theory of Knowledge at Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (the Alma Mater of Olof Palme, the present King of Sweden, Curt Nicolin, Peter and Marcus Wallenberg and Carl Bennet) He introduced World schools Debating into Sweden and was the Swedish Schools team Manager between 2008 and 2013, coaching the team at the World Championships at Qatar and Dundee. His trilogy "The World Explored, the World suffered" is both an attempt, firstly, to bring student life into the arena of everyday existence and also, secondly, an attempt to introduce the curious to the study of Philosophy. He enjoys reading, travelling, exercising, listening to music, being with his family, and walking his dog. He currently lives in Uppsala.

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  • File Size: 1447 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 178222548X
  • Publisher: Paragon Publishing Rothersthorpe (December 14, 2017)
  • Publication Date: December 14, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0789SV5GM
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