Stephen R.L. Clark

Stephen R.L. Clark is a British philosopher and professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Liverpool.

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  • Olaf Stapledon: Philosopher and Fabulist
    April 18, 2019

    Olaf Stapledon: Philosopher and Fabulist

    The most widely known of Merseyside philosophers was never a full-time academic. But he gave classes for the Workers Educational Association from 1912, extra-mural lectures on philosophy from the 20's, gained his Ph.D. in Liverpool in 1925, and was an active and famous philosopher till he died, in 1950.

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  • Conservation and Animal Welfare
    June 1996

    Conservation and Animal Welfare

    Not so long ago, nor all that far away, we knew our place. The old could command the young, parents command children, the well-born command the lowly-born, men command women, and the High King over all. No one need have any doubts about his duty.

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  • The Spiritual Meaning of Philosophy
    September 1989

    The Spiritual Meaning of Philosophy

    In 525 A.D. the Lady Philosophy reminded Boethius, in his death-cell, that true philosophers must think body, rank, and estate of less importance than their understanding of what was truly their own.

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  • Having Opinions
    April 1987

    Having Opinions

    When opinion polls are conducted on some urgent matter of the day (the character of Colonel Qaddafi, or the compatibility of some soon-to-be-married royal couple) those polled are permitted to declare themselves "Don't Knows."

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  • Olaf Stapledon: Philosopher and Fabulist
    December 1986

    Olaf Stapledon: Philosopher and Fabulist

    The most widely known of Merseyside philosophers was never a full-time academic. But he gave classes for the Workers Educational Association from 1912, extra-mural lectures on philosophy from the 20's, gained his Ph.D. in Liverpool in 1925, and was an active and famous philosopher till he died, in 1950.

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  • Rights of the Wild and Tame
    August 1985

    Rights of the Wild and Tame

    The practical difficulties of "animal liberation" are quite real. That liberation is a long-term goal: in the near future it will be enough to allow the wild things their place, and give the tame things what they are owed, in terms of a life well-lived.

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