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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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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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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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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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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

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Are Celebrity Scientists Just Memes?

An interview with philosopher of science Philip Kitcher

Philip Kitcher
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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
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10 Soviet Philosophers You Should Know

Discover the USSR's forgotten thinkers

Paula Erizanu
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Gaia and the City

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

James Lovelock

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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

Twelve Philosophers and Thinkers on Brexit

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

IAI News Editorial Staff

We Need Economic Democracy, Not a Dictatorship

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

Peter Tatchell

Informants, Police, and Unconscionability

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

Luke W. Hunt

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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Can politicians be moral Stephen de Wijze

Can Politicians Be Moral?

Political morality should allow for rare dirty hands practices

Stephen De Wijze

What Are Conspiracy Theories?

Behind every conspiracy theory is a hidden political agenda

Quassim Cassam

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

Being With Others

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

Thomas Dumm

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
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