We find it very hard to think in a truly contextual way; we tend to think in terms of individuals all the time – especially when it comes to questions of value and moral concerns. So how might we begin to think about questions of value in a contextual way? Here’s a suggestion.

I want to outline three basic ways in which things can be organised. First of all things can be either organised or not organised (i.e. disorganised). That’s a fundamental distinction we make all the time. But within the category of organisation, or what I prefer to refer to as cohesion (which derives from root ...


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