Monthly Archives: May 2013

2. No man is an island — already discussed

Debate top­ic: The line ‘No man is an island’ from a John Don­ne poem has become famous large­ly because so many recog­nise it to be true of the human expe­ri­ence. Why is it that we grav­i­tate towards being in rela­tion­ship with oth­ers? Why is ‘com­mu­ni­ty’ so impor­tant to and for us? What would soci­ety look like (would there in fact be a notion we could call ‘soci­ety’) if each of us oper­at­ed as ‘an island’?