Articles Brendan Burke

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Limits – Brendan Burke

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Many, many years ago it was discovered that micro-organisms had a significant bearing in the spread of disease. Pioneering physicians introduced the practice of meticulously cleaning hospitals, especially cleaning hands before surgery. The results were, of course, spectacular; even if it took some time to convince everyone of the need for this level of cleanliness. Similar public sanitation had […]

Philosophy and Sophistry Revisited – Brendan Burke

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Philosophy and Sophistry Revisited “Truth is great and will prevail if left to herself.  She has nothing to fear from the conflict of free argument and debate.” …….Thomas Jefferson, 1786. “The great masses of the people will more easily fall victim to a great lie than to a small one.” ……… Adolph Hitler.

Amazing Grace by Brendan Burke

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Amazing Grace Brendan Burke Great art is said to exhibit ‘polysemy’; that is meaning of a layered nature, many and complex meanings.  Similarly a work of scripture should not be considered to have only one ‘literal’ meaning.  To hold this view would be to debase the work under consideration.  However this is not to say […]