Monthly Archives: February 2013

‘…homely foolery’: Lucy Bailey’s The Winter’s Tale

Yesterday, I went to see Lucy Bailey’s The Winter’s Tale at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon.  The production placed the two courts in an interesting setting.  Bailey explains in an interview with Carol Chillington Rutter in the programme: We’re setting the play in the 1860s, conceiving Leontes’ court along the lines of the Pre-Raphaelite movement at that time. […]

…the beginning and end of humane knowledge

It is perhaps unsurprising that modern cognitive theory – scientific studies related to the mind – can often seem similar to scepticism.  Both see the body as the (potentially flawed) source of all knowledge; biology, so to speak, is the key to what human beings know, or think, or do. Recent thinking in cognitive science […]