Socrates with Athena looking over his shoulder in Athens

In a bid to push beyond “common sense”, The Irish Times explores important ideas of the past, present and future through conversations with different (...)

Collectable philosophers: cards for the thinking classroom. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly/Irish Times Premedia

If philosophy had been on the curriculum 30 years ago, would we be in the same mess we’re in today? It’s a tantalising thought and the very sort of “w(...)