Portrait of Francis Hutcheson by Allan Ramsay at Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow

It’s just like a philosopher to be born and to die on the same date. Such was the fate of Co Down man Francis Hutcheson (August 8th, 1694, to Augus(...)

Heidegger and Philosophy

Sir, – Much of the debate on Heidegger’s legacy (Fintan O’Toole, April 5th, and Letters, April 8th) rests on a misunderstanding of what it mean(...)

Fifth-class students taking part in the philosophy and ’thinking time’ session at Balbriggan Educate Together NS, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, with class teacher John Rice (left) and resource teacher James Hayden. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

John Lennon sang, “Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can.” Well, primary-school pupils at Balbriggan Educate Together had a shot at wondering ju(...)

In October 2011 David Cameron, the British prime minister, was forced to withdraw a comment he made in his speech at the Conservative Party conference(...)