Philosophy

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Third of Britons have seriously wished death on someone, poll finds
Survey also finds three-quarters are comfortable talking about their own deaths in marked cultural shift

Harriet Sherwood

06, Oct, 2021 @11:12 AM

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Short tribute to a political colossus | Brief letters
Brief letters: Relative heights | Post-Brexit breakfast | Misplaced books | English essays | Tea scum

Letters

19, Sep, 2021 @4:20 PM

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An old ethical dilemma has become Australia’s grim reality – and this can’t be spun | Peter Lewis
With lives in the balance, ending lockdowns must be a collective decision we all sign up to

Peter Lewis

14, Sep, 2021 @2:28 AM

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How do I overcome chronic indecision and make progress with my life? | Leading questions
Whatever you chose will change who you become, and you cannot predict how in advance, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

09, Sep, 2021 @1:31 AM

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Meet the humanists: ‘You don’t have to be Christian to think of yourself as a good person’
Humanism, the secular philosophy that seeks meaning in life outside religion, is undergoing a revival in Australia

Amy Fallon

17, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Three principles for public engagement | Letter
Letters: Barry Jones responds to an article on the perils of groupthink and says that institutions must acknowledge creativity, tenacity and generosity

Letters

28, Jun, 2021 @4:24 PM

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What Euro 96 can teach us about life | Adrian Chiles
Last week, I met England football greats Tony Adams and Teddy Sheringham to talk about the historic tournament. But I left with some lessons that go far beyond football, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

09, Jun, 2021 @3:47 PM

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How do we know we’re not living in a simulation like The Matrix?
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

08, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the god of science: a divine but rational disagreement | Editorial
Editorial: A key maths tool during the pandemic came about because of an 18th-century debate about Christianity. The lesson we can draw today is that moral philosophy matters

Editorial

06, Jun, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Rob Newman’s Philosophy Show review – a treat for the mind and funny bone
Newman dissects ideas with intelligence, running around the houses and back, on themes from politics and humanity to parenthood

Brian Logan

27, May, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Which animals should be considered sentient in the eyes of the law? | Jonathan Birch
Government proposals to recognise vertebrates as sentient beings are welcome, but this should be just the start, says philosopher Jonathan Birch

Jonathan Birch

16, May, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Free will debate rages on, or is it all an illusion? | Letters
Letters: Readers reflect on the role of chance, randomness and responsibility in their own lives

Letters

02, May, 2021 @3:29 PM

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