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How Would David Hume Explain Our Political Divisions?

We are all governed by passions, and the opinions and feelings of those like us

Rachel Cohon
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Twelve Philosophers and Thinkers on Brexit

What is the most democratic way to solve the Brexit crisis?

IAI News Editorial Staff
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We Need Economic Democracy, Not a Dictatorship

Legendary human rights activist Peter Tatchell argues for more employee-employer equality

Peter Tatchell
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Informants, Police, and Unconscionability

Should untrained citizens conduct the dangerous and otherwise illegal activity of police-informants?

Luke W. Hunt
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The Danger of Making Exceptions for the Death Penalty

Even the most heinous crimes demand that we respect a person's moral agency

Zachary Hoskins
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How To Escape Fear: An Interview With Martha Nussbaum

The philosopher discusses the role of emotion in building democracy

Paula Erizanu & David Maclean

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The Failure of Patriarchy

Outlining a vision for a just, equitable and socialist society, and how to achieve it.

Finn Mackay

Gaia and the City

Urban solutions to overpopulation: James Lovelock in conversation with Crispin Tickell.

James Lovelock


What role will computers play in the war over human freedom?

Cory Doctorow
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The Beautiful Game

We think sports teams are a tribal symbol of national identity. But could they offer a vision of an inclusive and harmonious society?

David Papineau
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The Future is a Storm Front

Experimentation in mainstream comics and why science fiction can’t predict the future.

Warren Ellis
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Justice Beyond Privacy

As the old social bonds unravel, how can we balance free expression against security?

Steve Fuller

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Diogenes the Cynic vs Elon Musk

What wisdom could the great Cynic offer to our modern-day Alexander?

Massimo Pigliucci
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How Mesut Özil's Resignation Exposes Europe's Crisis Of Citizenship

Ozil's saga reveals vicious hypocrisies about integration and citizenship

David Papineau
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How To Understand a World Run By Bad Boys

An Interview with Realist Stephen Walt on the Post-Hobbesian World Order

Paula Erizanu
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Do You Have to Kill to Be a Murderer?

In Alabama, you can get convicted for a crime you didn't commit. Kant would be furious

Zachary Hoskins
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Mark Lilla: On Identity Politics and the Left in Decline

Mark Lilla wonders whether we should stop talking about who we are and start talking about what unites us?

Tessa Van Rens
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Post-Work Won’t Work

Instead, we should focus on improving the experience of work to solve the malaise around it

Nicholas Smith
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My Job, My Self: How Work Defines Us

Rather than serving our individual passions, work is essential to being human

Al Gini
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Why You Should Hate Your Job

How the reality of employment is one of perpetual disappointment and the case against the work ethic

John Danaher
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The Death of the 9-5

The robots are coming for our jobs. What will the workplace of tomorrow look like?

Thomas R. Wells
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Can Our Jobs Make Us Happy?

Contrary to the claims of Bertrand Russell, life is not just about being, but also doing

Stephen Mumford
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Cosmopolitanism and the Mixed Blessings of the Windrush Scandal - An Interview with Kwame Anthony Appiah

Has the Windrush crisis redefined Britishness? And can a cosmopolitan worldview benefit all?

Paula Erizanu
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What Should You Worry About and Hope For in 2018?

Find out what challenges lie ahead of us this year, and how we can overcome them from leading thinkers.

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