“…to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or, […]

21st century enlightenment

Here at Grumpy Park, I’ve been trying to write about the Enlightenment for a few days now – those heavy drinkers immortalised in Eric Idle’s Philosophers’ Song: “Emmanuel Kant was a real pissant…” etc. I’ve discovered that philosophy is actually quite fucking difficult – particularly when pissed – it makes brain surgery seem like, well, […]