The unexamined life is not worth living, or so Socrates famously told the jury at his trial. He neglected to mention that the examined life is sometimes not all that […]
There is increasing concern amongst a wide range of commentators that human nature is in the process of being irrevocably changed by technological advances which either have been achieved or […]
Not as much, I grant, as philosophers need music, but nevertheless the need is real. In the past our musical culture had secure foundations in the church, in the concert […]
Socrates talked. The assumption behind his approach to philosophy, and the approaches of millions of people since, is that moral thinking is mostly a matter of reason and deliberation: Think […]
It is said that on a trip to the US in the 1920s a German sociologist was astonished at the domestic arrangements of his American colleagues.
Plato described love as a serious mental disease. Aristotle saw it as a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
As the “guardians of an ideal, the guardians of a conscience”, the UN, like France, he declared, had a duty to plead for disarmament by peaceful means.
Colin Wilson, who is seventy this year, is a name familiar to many as a popular writer on a bewildering variety of topics: crime and deviancy, paranormalism, archaeology and alien […]
The vast majority of philosophy departments in the United States offer courses only on philosophy derived from Europe and the English-speaking world.
Consider two lives. Helen Keller was born blind and deaf, but her access to the written word enabled her to succeed as a writer and activist.