Coronavirus: How can philosophy help us in this time of crisis?
- March 26, 2020, 05:00
There is a philosophical saying for every occasion, and right now a bit of Stoicism seems apt. “Cease worrying about things which are beyond the powe(...)
Why be good when it seems like nasty guys finish first?
- May 2, 2019, 05:00
It is commonly believed, particularly in business and sporting circles, that nice guys finish last. Never mind that a pile of psychological research (...)
Unthinkable: Are the good things in our lives our own doing?
- February 28, 2014, 01:00
Winning the Lotto is considered pure luck but what about winning the lottery of life? If you land a good job, enter a happy marriage, or find y(...)
Berlusconi will be fondly remembered only for his antics and playacting
- November 29, 2013, 00:01
How many people in Ireland can name Italy’s current prime minister or president? Not many. Even fewer would be able to name two or more current figure(...)
Say no to groupthink: how philosophy can transform learning
- November 19, 2013, 01:00
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(...)
Immigration into EU is a matter of human concern not just economics
- October 16, 2013, 00:01
In the last 10 years, 6,200 immigrants have died off the coast of Sicily, most of them North African refugees, some of them economic migrants, all of (...)