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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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Teaching philosophy in a children’s prison has shown me the meaning of anger | Andy West
The arguments against imprisoning children are well established, yet still we lock up those who have been failed, says Andy West, author of The Life Inside

Andy West

02, Jan, 2023 @11:45 AM

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Giving, good and the fallout of FTX: Peter Singer on effective altruism now
The arrest of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has prompted criticism of the type of philanthropy he advocated. But Peter Singer says the philosophy remains sound

Jeff Sparrow

23, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Saul Kripke obituary
Influential American philosopher whose 1980 book Naming and Necessity challenged ideas about the identity of mind and brain

Jane O'Grady

21, Sep, 2022 @4:07 PM

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‘You can’t say that!’: how to argue, better
A good debate isn’t about one person declaring victory, it’s about both people making a discovery, says psychologist Adam Grant

Adam Grant

30, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The father of lateral thinking pulls posthumous tricks out of his hat
The newly published will of philosopher, self-help maverick and ‘one-man global industry’ Dr Edward de Bono reveals surprises about his children – and his wealth

Vanessa Thorpe and Sarah Limbrick

24, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Young Plato review – Belfast headteacher inspires playground philosophers
This engaging documentary follows a primary school head who uses classical thinkers to teach new ways of defusing violence

Peter Bradshaw

08, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Can you solve it? An Oxford University admissions question
Hands on buzzers

Alex Bellos

21, Feb, 2022 @7:10 AM

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The great years of Bertrand Russell: the philosopher in his own words, 1967
This was the first and last time the Observer Magazine’s cover story was a philosopher’s autobiography. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

30, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Jacob Rees-Mogg and the age of enlightenment | Letter
Letter: The leader of the Commons should never be confused with the search for knowledge, betterment and understanding, which characterises 18th-century intellectuals, writes Toni Silver


24, Jan, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Did you solve it? Gödel’s incompleteness theorem
The solution to today’s puzzle

Alex Bellos

10, Jan, 2022 @4:59 PM

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Can you solve it? Gödel’s incompleteness theorem
The proof that rocked maths

Alex Bellos

10, Jan, 2022 @7:10 AM

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