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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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Being With Others

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

Thomas Dumm
Ideas for Life
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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
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Beard vs Taleb: Scientism and the Nature of Historical Inquiry

How a Twitter row 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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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
Ideas for Life
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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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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
Ideas for Life

Twelve Philosophers and Thinkers on Brexit

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

IAI News Editorial Staff
The Philosophy Behind the News

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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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
The Philosophy Behind the News

Being With Others

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

Thomas Dumm
Ideas for Life

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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72 Philosophy Books Everyone Should Read

From Ancient Greece to Postmodernism, this list has you covered...

IAI News Editorial Staff
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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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