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Humanly Possible by Sarah Bakewell review – the meaning of humanism
An skilful examination of seven centuries of thought that deftly combines philosophy, history and biography

Jane O'Grady

24, Mar, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Brenda Almond obituary
Other lives: Philosopher and ethicist who promoted the application of her subject to practical concerns and served on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Martin Cohen

07, Feb, 2023 @4:59 PM

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Think yourself better: 10 rules of philosophy to live by
From Aristotle to Iris Murdoch: what the greatest minds of the past 2,500 years have to tell us about the good life

Julian Baggini

04, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Living for Pleasure by Emily A Austin – an Epicurean guide to happiness
A timely guide to the Greek philosopher – and rival to the Stoics – who saw freedom from anxiety as the ultimate goal

Julian Baggini

26, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Colin Thubron: ‘Simone de Beauvoir altered my ideas about women’
The travel writer and novelist on reading The Second Sex as an 18-year-old, discovering Proust, and the brilliance of Byron

20, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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The true nature of yoga and the wellness industry | Letters
Letters: Christine Schmid writes about how classes saved her from burnout during a stressful period of her life, while Joelle Tamraz explains how yoga continues to evolve

13, Jan, 2023 @6:10 PM

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The power of philosophy in prison | Letter
Letters: Dr Bríd Connolly responds to an article by Andy West on his experience of teaching incarcerated children

10, Jan, 2023 @6:13 PM

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The big idea: could you have made different choices in life?
We can’t change what’s happened – but we can learn to make better decisions in the future

Philip Ball

02, Jan, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Body Am I by Moheb Costandi review – the new science of self-consciousness
What gives us our sense of self? A fresh take on how the brain and body are connected offers answers

PD Smith

07, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The big idea: why we shouldn’t try to be happy
Happiness might seem like a noble goal – but striving for it can be counterproductive

Kieran Setiya

07, Nov, 2022 @12:30 PM

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The big idea: is cooperation always a force for good?
What looks like altruism through one lens could be seen as corruption through another

Nichola Raihani

24, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Why do we keep the central heating off? It isn’t a thriftifarian pose | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article by Julian Baggini about those who try to keep their energy bills low even though they could afford to pay bigger bills


19, Oct, 2022 @4:26 PM

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