Dr Shaw is a lecturer in Further Education at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. She also offers philosophy courses at the School of Continuing Education, Lifelong learning, at the University of Liverpool. In 2015, she has completed her Doctorate in philosophy with a focus on existentialism, the equilibrium doctrine and narrative. She has worked as a teacher of English and Comparative literature and Philosophy at The American University in Cairo, Egypt where she also obtained her BA (Hons). Dr Shaw has an MA in Philosophy and Literature from the University of East Anglia where she also taught on a number of humanities subjects. Whilst working in North Wales in Further education, she gained a PGCE aimed at teaching in FE and HE sectors. Dr Shaw moved to Liverpool in 2010 where she now resides.
Interests: Existentialism, Narrative, Comparative Literature, Feminist Thought, Public Speaking, Arab Existentialism, Philosophy of Education, Art, Music, Film and Theatre, Greek Mythology, Existential counsellor and psychotherapist.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
Theo Humanism: Ibn Tufayl
Divinely revealed knowledge is not enough to get people to follow it...
These are questions that are worth thinking of....
Q. Is an incentive (the promise of Eden) enough to motivate people to the path of god?
Q. Can a believer follow the path of god without the threat of hell or the promise of Eden?
And finally...I ask
Q. How can a conviction/belief withstand the strain of the 21st Century and accommodate the demands of modern societies?
I have a feeling that the latter question is one that I will (having lived in the East and the West) spend the rest of my life struggle to explore and may never resolve...