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Out of the cave: leading our children away from celebrity culture

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 02 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: celebrity culture, parenting, philosophy
We are surrounded by images and messages that do not tell the truth about the good life.

Finding a role for the foodie

Zac Alstin | 01 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: consumerism, foodies, philosophy
Why do some people dream about food so much?

The Fault in Our Stars

Clare Cannon | 06 June 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: movies, philosophy, romance

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.

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