Unthinkable: Should we give up on utopian politics?
- May 31, 2016, 06:00
Every generation flirts with utopian ideals. A hundred years ago, we had Patrick Pearse’s nationalistic vision of a self-sustaining Ireland born of b(...)
Buster’s last stand – An Irishman’s Diary about one of the 20th century’s great comedians
- January 30, 2016, 01:00
The great comedian Buster Keaton was not an Irish-American (or not much of one, anyway) contrary to what many people think. But he did start his caree(...)
Does Ireland’s ‘greatest’ philosopher stand the test of time?
- April 4, 2014, 01:00
George Berkeley occupies a place in philosophy above perhaps any other Irish thinker. But the former bishop of Cloyne and Trinity College Dublin al(...)
Unthinkable: Irish radical’s challenge to notion of God still relevant
- March 21, 2014, 01:00
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(...)
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(...)