Welcome to Wine & Quine! I'm Geertje, a graduate student of philosophy, as passionate about a good read as about a good glass of wine. So this is precisely what you'll find here. Enjoy reading and feel free to drop a comment!

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September 18, 2018

Recently, I've been reading about early modern female philosophers. Despite some recent efforts - such as Project Vox, New Narratives, and articles and book...

June 9, 2018

If you care about making people care about what you care about, read on.

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing us today.

- I don't mind a lit...

December 22, 2017

Einstein said, "The only real valuable thing is intuition." Likewise, my mom said, "Always follow your intuition!" Well, if Einstein and my mom said it, it...

September 22, 2017

For many of you, it may come as a surprise that philosophy is a mostly male discipline. I've always only had a handful of female classmates in any philosoph...

August 18, 2017

With my move to the Scottish highlands getting closer, I'd like to discuss a famous Scottish philosopher: David Hume. He was one of the first thinkers that...

July 20, 2017

At the time I was half expecting her to confess the truth, half wishing that she would not. When she stayed silent, I wasn’t disappointed or angry, all I fe...

June 26, 2017

Not unlike many people around me, judging others and their actions is something I do quite a bit - sometimes subconsciously, but many a time this also happe...

June 16, 2017

Or: do we have a right to judge other cultures? This is a question about relativism* that, I believe, underlies many issues and discussions nowadays. Is the...

June 13, 2017

In a world where alledgedly the lines between fact and fiction are blurred, and where fake news becomes harder to distinguish from ‘real’ news, perhaps it i...

June 12, 2017

Dear reader,

I decided to start this blog now, as my gap year is slowly coming to a close, mostly because I miss studying philosophy. But there are other rea...

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What do philosophy and good wine have in common? They get better with age and add to the good life. I serve tantalising treatises with great grapes: Sartre with Sauvignon, Bourdieu with Bordeaux, and Schopenhauer with Chardonnay - so get ready to finetune your Platonic palates!

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