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Philosophy


Does science have answers to absolutely everything?

Denyse O'Leary | 28 January 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: philosophy, science, scientism, Steven Pinker
Science provides only one approach to the human condition -- and not always the most pertinent one.


Should schools teach about religions?

Kevin Ryan | 29 September 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: philosophy, public schools system, religious education
It's an idea that looks good on paper but can in fact lead to dangerous madness.


The wisdom of “Don’t Be Evil”

Karl D. Stephan | 05 August 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Google, morality, philosophy
Google may be a corporate behemoth nowadays, but its motto contains a deep philosophical message.


The road to same-sex marriage was paved by Rousseau

Robert R. Reilly | 15 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Aristotle, philosophy, Rousseau, same-sex marriage
At the heart of the debate over same-sex marriage are fundamental questions about who men are and how we decide what makes us flourish.


What would the Greeks have thought of gay marriage?

Robert R. Reilly | 11 March 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: classics, philosophy, same-sex marriage
The great classical philosophers would have regarded it as an absurdity, despite their partial tolerance of homosexual love.


A more than nominal problem

Karl D. Stephan | 13 December 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: abortion, artificial intelligence, Holocaust, philosophy
By tempting us to define our own reality, nominalism can throw a whole culture out of whack.


What Is Marriage?

Shawn Murphy | 07 December 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, marriage, philosophy
A defence of man-woman marriage combining the precision of scientists with the clarity of good journalists makes for essential reading.


“Above all…to thine own self be true”?

Anthony Esolen | 01 October 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: indoctrination, philosophy, subjectivism
Australia's Girl Guides have adopted the motto of a "wretched, rash intruding fool".


AIDS and medical ethics: a great betrayal

Matthew Hanley | 25 September 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: HIVAIDS, medical ethics, philosophy
The risk reduction ethic only aims to sanitise and thereby perpetuate hazardous behaviour.


What’s the matter with analytic philosophy?

Andrew Mullins | 04 September 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Elizabeth Anscombe, philosophy, reason
Modern philosophy is in a mess. Is Elizabeth Anscombe the way forward?


Why does the same-sex marriage debate seem so futile?

Michael Cook | 23 August 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: philosophy, rhetoric, same-sex marriage
We won't make any progress unless we unpack some of the fundamental issues.


Green Philosophy

Francis Phillips | 19 July 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, environment, philosophy
Roger Scruton suggests how to think seriously about planet Earth.


This is not an article

Zac Alstin | 16 July 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: art, internet, philosophy
The surrealist painter Henri Magritte anticipated our immersion in the unreal world of the internet.


The bald truth about p*rn

Zac Alstin | 29 June 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: philosophy, pornography
Any idiot will tell you that sex sells, but it takes a philosopher to suggest that sex might sophisticate.


The philosophical origins of the marriage crisis, according to Joseph Ratzinger

Michael Cook | 18 May 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: nature, philosophy


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