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 (...)
President speaks of trade as China visit reaches Shanghai
- December 11, 2014, 16:21
President Michael D Higgins yesterday spoke of Ireland’s past and present contributions to the globe’s intellectual life and matters of trade as the m(...)
Philosophy in our schools a necessity, not a luxury
- Religion & Beliefs
- October 21, 2014, 00:01
The idea of introducing philosophy to secondary schools has enjoyed some attention recently. This has been motivated, in part, by frustration with our(...)
Unthinkable: Can you cheat in sport and still be said to have won?
- February 7, 2014, 01:02
Thinking and sport have an uneasy relationship. Normal priorities and even moral codes often go out the window when athletes take to the playing fi(...)
79-year-old Aosdana member jailed for three months over Shannon protest
- Irish News
- January 16, 2014, 01:00
A 79-year old feminist, peace activist, film-maker and member of Aosdána has been jailed for three months in Limerick Prison in relation to protests o(...)
Do people from Northern Ireland have a right to be happy?
- October 17, 2013, 01:00
In his book The Conquest of Happiness, published in 1930, the distinguished logician, philosopher, pacifist and social critic Bertrand Russell argues (...)