Parsley, steamrollers and the letter "H": how dialect shibboleths reflect our differences—for better or worse
Darran Anderson / February 26, 2019
As the popularity of the recent New York Times dialect quiz reminds us, we're fascinated by what our speech says about who we are. But what happens when telling "us" from "them" becomes a dangerous...
Jonathan Rée / January 28, 2019
A new biography reveals Nietzsche to be a perfect gentleman—shy, attentive, and a little whimsical
The burnout, the slob, the daydreamer and the slacker—which could you be?
Mill's famous vision of freedom is compelling—but of its own time. Instead of focussing on the individual, we should seek freedom through our responsibilities to others
What our politicians have engaged in is a refusal to think
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A letter from the scientist which goes on auction this week is a New Atheist's dream. But the reality of Einstein's faith is complex
Julian Baggini / November 5, 2018
Human beings are storytellers but that sometimes does us more harm than good
James Garvey / October 23, 2018
The great philosopher had a pluralistic view and made puncturing scientific pretension into an art form. She spoke to Prospect a few weeks before her death, aged 99
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