Holly Hamilton-Bleakley

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley has an M.Phil and a PhD in Intellectual History and Political Thought from the University of Cambridge, as well as a BA in Economics from Wellesley College.  She has published many academic articles on the history of moral philosophy. 

She and her husband also have six children.  When she became a parent, she became acutely aware of the ways in which parenting is undervalued in Western society.  With a passion for ideas and a passion for the importance of good parenting, she started a blog where she could bring these two interests together, called Philosophy for Parents.

I’m a parent, therefore I am: thoughts on the value of caregiving
17 Nov 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: parenthood, stay-at-home Mom, women's careers
Cartesian-inspired reflections after 16 years as a stay-at-home mom.

Parenting in space and time
1 Oct 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: parenting, time
Time is the most important thing we can give our children.

Reflections of a failed Tiger Mother
23 Sep 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: parenting, Tiger Moms, virtue
What is a good parent? One who has a good purpose.

What it means to be a conservative
14 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, conservatism, politics
Roger Scruton's new book shines a philosophical light on conservatism.

Men can have babies and other postmodern myths
19 Dec 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender theory, transsexuals
To call a transgender man "he" is a political statement which obscures reality.

To edit, or not to edit your child’s playlist
27 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: music, parenting, pop culture
Plato was right: music has a serious effect on us.

Why we should keep the cult of youth out of politics
6 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, politics, youth
Only someone at home with the humdrum of life is qualified for political activity.

Parenting as a political activity
14 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: parenting, politics, virtue
Society needs virtuous people more than it needs laws.

Out of the cave: leading our children away from celebrity culture
2 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: celebrity culture, parenting, philosophy
We are surrounded by images and messages that do not tell the truth about the good life.

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