Philosopher Mary Midgley, as illustrated for the Notes from a Biscuit Tin project

Plato may have been the father of western philosophy but he could also be a bit of an ass. Imagine trying to ban poetry! Poets could make the bad seem(...)

Philosopher Clare MacCumhaill; Rosanna Turner, a finalist in this year’s Irish Young Philosopher Awards; and Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick, representing Dublin City Council, after the unveiling of a plaque and special postage stamp to honour the centenary of the birth of author and philosopher Iris Murdoch at Blessington Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A stamp and plaque to honour the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch was unveiled in Dublin’s north inner city on Thursday. Murdoch was the first I(...)