What are words worth: do poets and philosophers speak the same language?
- July 23, 2020, 05:00
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(...)
Why the world needs Iris Murdoch’s philosophy of ‘unselfing’
- May 16, 2019, 05:00
Iris Murdoch was born on Blessington Street, Dublin, on July 15th, 1919. While she left Ireland at a young age, this did not “remove the country from (...)
Is morality just a matter of following your deepest desires?
- April 2, 2019, 05:00
Being moral is commonly associated with a kind of joyless rule-keeping. Blame Christianity if you like – and particularly that strand which sees salva(...)
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(...)
In praise of Biddy Jenkinson, by Caitlín Nic Íomhair
- August 4, 2015, 16:13
Who IS Biddy Jenkinson? For over 30 years now, scholars have been left stumped and scratching their heads as this very private poet has risen to the t(...)