Found 5 results for tony blair in The Philosophers' Magazine - 4th Quarter 2006.
of his writing on education remains unpublished.) Macmurray’s view of our emotional life (not to be confused with the self-centred approaches to emotional development common today) could have helped Tony Blair to achieve the humility which every person in a position of power is in danger of losing. By focusing outwards, a person’s capacity for feeling, on which their judgment depends, can continually
. It must perform well in these areas, because they are needed and no one else is in a position to do them. If it acts outside these areas, it becomes counter-productive. By trying to do too much, Blair paradoxically achieves too little. In March 2000, I wrote him a letter, in response to the NHS “reforms” then being proposed. I said in part, “John Macmurray, whose thought I have admired for as long
12/reporter straw poll What should our leaders read? We asked four philosophers, if you could present George Bush or Tony Blair with one philosophy book for Christmas this year, what would it be, and why? It is tempting to give the two of them one book to share: Public and Private Morality , edited by Stuart Hampshire. In
a community. The task of the Church can only be carried out by religious means, never by political means. So the notion that State and Church can co-operate in saving the world is an illusion.” Tony Blair, by contrast, appears to believe that somehow the two can work together, if not to save the world, at least to create a better Britain. A closer knowledge of Macmurray would make