The will of the people in its purest form leaves little room for the rule of law
Harvard’s celebrated political philosopher weighs in on Brexit, the state of economics and the value of arguing everything over
Arguing politics can be tricky—so do your opponent a favour, and tell them the real reason you think like you do. Who knows? They might even listen
Ciaran Thapar / May 10, 2018
For the young people I've worked with, who describe living "in a warzone", discussing philosophy isn't only an alternative to the restrictions of traditional learning. It empowers them to think...
As with all geniuses, it is taking the rest of us many years to catch him up
From Reagan to Zuckerberg, the enduring relevance of a 14th-century Arab historian
Julian Baggini / April 19, 2018
The school’s degeneracy into post-truth was never inevitable
Christian B. Miller / April 19, 2018
It's hard to name public figures who we think of as truly honest. Are standards slipping—or is honestly just more difficult than we give credit for?
While we reassure ourselves with our own humanity in the face of horror, the war continues—and our borders turn back its refugees
Charlotte Lydia Riley / April 3, 2018
Founded in 1969 for those who could not study for a traditional degree, Britain’s largest university is an important bellwether for our attitudes to education