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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?

Is Man by Nature in Relation to the Infinite?

Robert R. Reilly | 30 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Islam, reason
The notion of "let's be reasonable about this" has a long history and a deep meaning behind it.

The age of reason

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children, moral education, reason
“I don’t want to go to jail, I don’t want to go to jail,” cried the young offender on being told the police were on their way. No chance of that; he was only 8 years old.

The listening heart

Benedict XVI | 24 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, faith, Germany, reason
Positivist reason has excluded faith from politics to the detriment of justice and peace, the Pope told the German Parliament this week.

Have we evolved to argue?

Zac Alstin | 17 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, philosophy, reason
Forget about truth. The reason we can reason is to win arguments, say evolutionary psychologists.

Obesity and the ethicist’s diet

Zac Alstin | 04 January 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, obesity, pleasure, reason
Is the alarming growth in obesity due to a triumph of pleasure over reason?

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