In defence of realism: Idealists excite us but at what cost?
- December 10, 2020, 05:00
Why do idealists get all the kudos? Rebels and revolutionaries have statues in their honour, they’re worn on T-shirts and are held up as heroes. As fo(...)
Twelve things Covid-19 has taught us about education and schooling
- June 30, 2020, 00:00
As the school year draws to a close, it is an opportune time to reflect on what we have learned about education and schooling over the past few months(...)
Ancient storms - not a tsunami - left massive boulders on western coast cliffs, study finds
- December 3, 2017, 12:07
Spectacular boulder deposits on the Co Mayo coast and parts of the western seaboard were caused by ferocious Atlantic storms - and not an unknown tsun(...)
Pragmatism: A philosophy that’s as sensible as it is unpopular
- October 24, 2017, 06:15
How to deal with disagreement is an urgent challenge of our times. Without ground rules for adjudicating on competing claims, decisions get made by fo(...)
In Ireland both men and women are down-graded, ridiculed, put down
- Religion & Beliefs
- August 12, 2014, 00:01
‘Ah, Da, tell us the story again about the hospital ship.” He smiled with delight, but my mother groaned: “Oh not again, give us a break.” She had hea(...)
Unthinkable: Is scepticism a sustainable philosophy?
- December 6, 2013, 01:00
In the Middle Ages, prominent sceptics were burned at the stake. Today they’re invited to be panellists on Mock the Week. Yes, scepticism – the idea t(...)
Finding philsophy lessons in child-friendly places
- November 19, 2013, 01:00
If you’re a teacher and you’re planning to do philosophy with your class then resist the temptation to reference weighty tomes written by dead Greeks (...)
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