Late photographer Walter Pfeiffer’s last collection is published
- September 17, 2017, 19:29
Photographer Walter Pfeiffer once met a man from Roundstone who told him “Connemara is grey”. “Grey it certainly is on countless days in winter and o(...)
Ralph Steadman: With gonzo, you don’t cover the story; you become the story
- Art & Design
- January 28, 2017, 05:00
One day in 1970 Ralph Steadman was out on a boat, covering the America’s Cup yacht race and feeling seasick. The illustrator’s companion on the water(...)
Fintan O’Toole: Silence is a weapon for fighting oblivion
- January 6, 2017, 13:00
In some ways it seems a bit of a puzzle that in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, which was published a century ago, James Joyce’s alter ego, (...)
World Philosophy Day: We need to start talking about life’s ‘meaning’
- November 15, 2016, 01:00
World Philosophy Day, which takes place this Thursday, is one of the more neglected anniversaries in the calendar. Last year it fell on the same dat(...)
Is humour an effective way of communicating wisdom?
- September 20, 2016, 08:00
Ludwig Wittgenstein is reputed to have said that a good philosophical work could be written entirely of jokes but by praising humour he was in a mino(...)
Unthinkable: How can scientists disagree on basic ‘facts’?
- April 10, 2016, 06:00
Academic spats make great spectator sport. Take the evolutionarily sparring contest between Richard Dawkins and EO Wilson, which centres on how natur(...)
Unthinkable: Are there truths that can’t be spoken?
- September 15, 2015, 06:00
If Ireland can lay claim to St Patrick, Mick McCarthy and Barack Obama, surely it can take some ownership of Ludwig Wittgenstein too. The Austrian (...)