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Joe Tulloch


Joe Tulloch likes thinking and writing about stuff, which, considering that you’re reading this, makes a lot of sense. He comes from Yorkshire in the north of England, and studies Philosophy and Italian at Oxford University. He’s especially interested in ethics and philosophy of religion, and is a passionate effective altruist and member of Giving What We Can. In his free time he likes budget travelling and playing baseball (he may well be the only Texas Rangers fan to have been born and bred in Britain and never left Europe).


Was Bertrand Russell Right About Thomas Aquinas?

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Bertrand Russell was one of the most prominent philosophers of the 20th century, and an outspoken skeptic. His bestselling book A History of Western Philosophy (which was cited as one of the reasons for his 1950 Nobel Prize in Literature) contains a short chapter in which he examines St Thomas Aquinas’ life and work, concluding with the following, damning remark: There is little of the true philosophic spirit in Aquinas. He does not, like the Platonic Socrates, set out to follow wherever the argument... Read More