A2 PHILOSOPHY: THE ‘JUST WAR’ THEORY

THE JUSTIFICATION OF PUNISHMENT  Punishment requires justification because it requires the calculated infliction of pain on an individual. Normally when people are kidnapped or killed this is wrong and illegal, but the state does this to people through the punishment it inflicts. The simplest way to explain why this is necessary is simply the fact…

The Life of Charlotte

On the 21st o April, 1816, a miracle was born. Miracles seldom have adequate names, so the gods decided to call this one, ‘Charlotte Brontë’. It was a fitting name, for that was also her birth name. Her father was an Irish Anglican Clergyman, and so her family was reasonably well-off; they’d have had to…

The Victorian Gothic

So, in honour of Charlotte Bronte’s unbirthday (shut up, they’re totally a thing and it’s not just an excuse to better understand Jane Eyre), we’re having a look at the conventions of the Victorian Gothic this week. But before we can look specifically at the Victorian Gothic genre, let’s get some things straight about the…