Looking Back

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I am exploring the long-term impact of the Khmer Rouge Genocide, and especially its impact on education. This includes revisiting our family history which goes back over 20 years with the country and its people. Rather than creating a documentary about the Genocide (that’s been done), I see it as context for the real focus of my project, which is …

David Hume – Photography’s Patron Philosopher?

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David Hume has been a ‘philosophical hero’ since I was a teenager. Here’s a quote (in classical, sceptical, style) which illustrates partly why that is: Hume regarded popular Protestantism as being just as far from true and genuinely rational religion as popular Judaism, Islam and Catholicism. He presented as corrupt and degenerate any religion which represents God as so infinitely …