As many of us prepare for our summer holidays, packing, planning, counting the days - we might ask ourselves a simple question, why do we travel? In studio with John this morning is philosopher Graham Finlay.
Hillary Clinton launched her memoir, Hard Choices, this week in what appears to be traditional fashion for someone about to embark on a US Presidential campaign. Sean was joined by Graham Finlay of the School of International Relations in UCD.
In true American tradition the American Presidential election is getting dirty good and early. Attempting to get a dig in before Hillary Clinton has even confirmed her candidacy for the primaries, former Republican election strategist Karl Rove questioned in the New York Post whether she may have brain damage and he hasn’t taken it back either. Sean was joined by Graham Finlay of the School of International Relations in UCD and by Niall O’Dowd in New York.
Tomorrow night President Barack Obama will stand in front of Congress and give his State of the Union address. As candidates for his successor are already being bandied about, this one will probably not have the power or promise or hope of his first speech in 2008, but no doubt it’ll have much to keep people interested. Sean was joined by Graham Finlay of the School of Politics and International Relations in UCD.
The Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie has fired an aide who allegedly orchestrated a traffic jam to punish a Democratic mayor who did not endorse the governor's re-election. Christie has apologised and denied any involvement in the stunt but how much damage will this have done to Christie’s White House prospects? Sean was joined by Graham Finlay School of Politics andInternational Relations at UCD.
A new campaign is demanding to introduce 'philosophy' as a Leaving Cert subject, which is also supported by President Higgins. In studio with Miriam is our resident philosopher, UCD,s Dr. Graham Finlay, to tell us what the country's teenagers might learn from Aristotle, Plato & Neitzsche! 'The teacher in Ongar mentioned in our discussion of philosophy, Ciara Williams, used Philosophy with Children, Thinking Time in her class as part of a pilot scheme to introduce philosophy to children and as part of an M.Ed. programme at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, where she was supervised by Dr. Philomena Donnelly, an expert ...