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MacIntyre on money

The influential moral philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre has long stood outside the mainstream. Has the financial crisis finally vindicated his critique of global capitalism?
John Cornwell  

The drugs don’t work

A new assault by a leading psychologist on Prozac-style antidepressants claims they are worse than useless. Try telling that to the many people who believe they are life-saving
John Cornwell  

Symbolic language

Steven Pinker has a good stab at explaining metaphor, but his belief that brains work like computers proves a big limitation. We still need poets to understand the imagination
John Cornwell