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OFFENCES AGAINST ONESELF

OFFENCES AGAINST ONESELF

By Jeremy Bentham, Károly Mária Kertbeny
Read by Andrew Cullum
4 hours 1 minutes

The criminalisation of homosexuality over centuries has been one of the shocking injustices of European history – it existed from the middle ages and before, and well into the 20th century. The death penalty (hanging or burning) was a commonplace feature in legal systems. These two remarkable texts – one from England in the 18th century, and one from Germany in the 19th century  – show how there was a growing awareness of the prejudice and the cruelty of its effect. Continue Reading →

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF MORALS AND LEGISLATION

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF MORALS AND LEGISLATION

By Jeremy Bentham
Read by Andrew Cullum
17 hours 4 minutes

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), the English philosopher, writer on law and political radical, was an extraordinary individual. His preserved body can still be seen seated in a case in the South Cloisters of University College, London – what he called an auto-icon. His most important legacy however is the ‘principle of utility’ – the greatest happiness of the greatest number: an ultimate measure of right and wrong. Continue Reading →

POLITICS

POLITICS

By Aristotle
Read by Andrew Cullum
10 hours 04 minutes

The title Politics literally means ‘the things concerning the city’. Here, Aristotle considers the important role that politics plays in the life of the community, and its contribution to harmonious and virtuous existence. Continue Reading →

Andrew Cullum

Andrew Cullum 

Andrew Cullum has worked extensively in theatre. His roles range from Richard III, on national tour, to various Pantomime Dames at Christmas. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of them thrillers or historical fiction. He has also written and produced his own play, The Panto Girls, and written a novel, Lights Burning Blue.

NICOMACHEAN ETHICS AND EUDEMIAN ETHICS

NICOMACHEAN ETHICS AND EUDEMIAN ETHICS

By Aristotle
Read by Andrew Cullum
14 hours 42 minutes

Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Eudemian Ethics represent, in many ways, the Western classical springboard for the systematic study and implementation of ethics, the optimum behaviour of the individual. (By contrast, Aristotle’s Politics concerns the optimum blueprint for the city-state). Continue Reading →