I'm looking forward to having a read of some of the great debates going on here, currently brainstorming for exciting new ideas to use in our programme at this summer's http://www.howthelightgetsin.org/
- the world's largest philosophy festival!
What curious idea!
Is it a 'in a field' type of festival? How does Hay manage the extra people?
Thanks for the link. I've just enjoyed the Polly Toynbee debate. I can't say I agreed with Chris Hamilton or that old fart (stage left), but thought the debate was interesting.
On reflection I thought Toynbee's thought about 'golden age -ism' was the right one; thinkers for 3000 years since the time of Hesiod have ALWAYS pointed to moral decline, and the old like nothing better that to berate the young about how badly they appear to them.