Irish philosopher George Berkeley. Photograph: Hulton Archive

That John Toland is not a household name in Ireland has surely much to do with the influence of the Catholic Church on education. A scholar, philos(...)

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(...)

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