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Can politicians be moral Stephen de Wijze

Can Politicians Be Moral?

Political morality should allow for rare dirty hands practices

Stephen De Wijze
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What Are Conspiracy Theories?

Behind every conspiracy theory is a hidden political agenda

Quassim Cassam
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Meritocracy Is Good But We Don't Have It

Why the US college entry fraud scandal is only the tip of the iceberg

Thomas Mulligan
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Being With Others

The peril of our age is not our inability to be with ourselves but with others

Thomas Dumm
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Hannah Arendt On Why It's Urgent To Break Your Bubble

The political theorist argued that withdrawing from politics is tempting but dangerous

Siobhan Kattago
72 Must Read Philosophy Books

72 Philosophy Books Everyone Should Read

From Ancient Greece to Postmodernism, this list of must read philosophy books has you covered…

IAI News Editorial Staff

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Mary Beard Nassim Taleb Twitter row

Beard vs Taleb: Scientism and the Nature of Historical Inquiry

How a Twitter row between Mary Beard and Nassim Taleb on diversity in Roman Britain became a masterclass in the dangers of scientism

Massimo Pigliucci
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Why Philosophy Matters

To celebrate World Philosophy Day 2017, we asked philosophers why it's important to them

IAI News Editorial Staff
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Are Celebrity Scientists Just Memes?

An interview with philosopher of science Philip Kitcher

Philip Kitcher
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10 Soviet Philosophers You Should Know

Discover the USSR's forgotten thinkers

Paula Erizanu
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“The Courage to Face a Lifetime”: On the Enduring Appeal of Ayn Rand’s Philosophy

Mocked by philosophers, adored by readers – what is the lasting allure of Ayn Rand?

Carrie-Ann Biondi
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Nietzsche and The Philosophy of Umbrellas

How the philosopher's musings on his lost umbrella raises deeper philosophical questions

Marion Rankine

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Philosophy At Work | Brenna. Jacoby

The Philosopher at Work: An Interview with Brennan Jacoby

What lessons can Nietzsche offer to the world of business?

David Maclean
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The Lies That Bind Us

Kwame Anthony Appiah discusses how identities form, trap or set us free

Kwame Anthony Appiah
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The Freedom to Be Free at Work

Now is the time to take Hannah Arendt's ideas on what makes us human further

Nicholas Smith
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Alternative Hedonism

Environmentalism can aim for both a ‘simpler’ and more pleasurable post-consumerist life

Kate Soper
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Does the Enlightenment Need Defending?

Steven Pinker and Homi Bhabha discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of the Enlightenment

Steven Pinker
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The Universal Basic Income: For the Sceptics

Why basic income is a necessary step towards building a society fit for the 21st century

Guy Standing
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Are Celebrity Scientists Just Memes?

An interview with philosopher of science Philip Kitcher

Philip Kitcher
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Laughing and Crying About the Second World War

Remembering the war in Russia, Germany and Britain should involve reflecting on the groups that are demonized today

Catherine Brown
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Are We All Suffering From Collective Amnesia?

Preserving statues of imperialists and slave owners enforces narratives rather than protecting free speech

Alessandra Tanesini
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What Michelangelo’s David Can Teach Us About Radical Politics

Marx vs Adorno on demanding the impossible without being a political failure

Enzo Rossi
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Christmas - the Orgy of Stuff

We like our Christmas heavy on consumption, and light on religion. How did we get here and what should we do about it?

Scott Lowe
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Why Philosophy Matters

To celebrate World Philosophy Day 2017, we asked philosophers why it's important to them

IAI News Editorial Staff
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