Jonathan Derbyshire / November 24, 2014
Families, argue Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift in their new book "Family Values", are a "problem" for proponents of the egalitarian ideal. "One does not have to favour anything as far-fetched and...
Those in Brussels would do well to read Socrates
An extract from the memoir of philosopher Andy Martin
Jonathan Derbyshire / November 12, 2014
EO Wilson © Jerry Bauer The American biologist EO Wilson was in Britain last week to attend a ground-breaking ceremony on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. The first soil was being turned on the...
Piers Benn / October 22, 2014
Is the defence of free speech and toleration merely another name for indifference, asks Piers Benn
Jonathan Derbyshire / October 20, 2014
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein © Steven Pinker Anyone who's done an undergraduate degree in philosophy will have been made to read the great philosophers of the past—the 16th and 17th-century...
Media pressure forces politicians to make rapid decisions on complex questions
A new history of philosophy makes a brave attempt to fill in gaps in public knowledge, but does it pass the "wikipedia test?"