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Philosopher Peter Singer: ‘There’s no reason to say humans have more worth or moral status than animals’
The controversial philosopher on the importance of updating his landmark book on animal liberation, being ‘flexibly vegan’ and the ethical dangers of artificial intelligence for the non-human world

Zoë Corbyn

21, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Rap and drill music give voice to the pain of life in a world of violence, and YouTube is the new amphitheatre | Ciaran Thapar
Music helps teenagers process the emotion of traumatic, stressful lives, says writer and youth worker Ciaran Thapar

Ciaran Thapar

15, Apr, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Readers reply: could rocks be conscious? Why are some things conscious and some not?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

09, Apr, 2023 @1:00 PM

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French philosopher urges people to rebel – by making friends
Geoffroy de Lagasnerie says focus on friendships over relationships or family is radical act in today’s society

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

06, Mar, 2023 @4:52 PM

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Home village hopes ‘greatest Welsh thinker’ finally receives his dues
Events to mark 300 years since birth of Richard Price, a radical who ‘helped build the modern world’

Steven Morris

23, Feb, 2023 @1:35 PM

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Ever tried to stop a friend marrying someone, or moving far away? You could have made an ethical faux pas | Farbod Akhlaghi
I’m not saying that giving any advice is morally wrong. But we do have the right to make the big choices without undue interference, says philosopher Farbod Akhlaghi

Farbod Akhlaghi

13, Feb, 2023 @4:52 PM

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‘Moral duty’ to allow family and friends to make big life choices, says Cambridge philosopher
‘Self authorship’ is a right, argues Dr Farbod Akhlaghi, and people should make their own decisions on new jobs or having children

Matthew Weaver

26, Jan, 2023 @10:23 AM

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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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Why hasn’t Twitter reinstated my account? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Twitter bans | New year honours | A flummoxed philosopher | Brief giggles | Hung up on hoi polloi

01, Jan, 2023 @6:37 PM

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Philosophers tackle ancient mystery of why women clean and men don’t notice
Affordance theory highlights difference between the genders over domestic chores, say academics

Amelia Hill

22, Dec, 2022 @3:23 PM

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Longtermism: how good intentions and the rich created a dangerous creed
Tech billionaires seem intent on giving away a lot of money. But are those who support ‘longtermism’ and ‘effective altruism’ ignoring the very real problems of today?

John Naughton

04, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Manuscript treasure trove may offer fresh understanding of Hegel
Discovery of undocumented transcripts of German philosopher’s lectures like ‘finding new Beethoven score’

Sara Tor

29, Nov, 2022 @5:00 AM

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