Most law schools frown upon their students questioning how laws were originally conceived. But a Canadian law school once argued convincingly that law should be taught as a social science.
The concept of dignity is not universal. It means different things to different people and different cultures.
It's not what you think you know, but how you can justify your knowledge that is most important.
It's more important than ever that the U.S. understand China. So why don't our universities teach Chinese thought?
Every day brings new calls for sustainability, as humanity's actual behaviour moves ever further away from it. What can we learn from an obscure Austrian philosopher?
The introduction of an African passport has the capacity to bring about increased migration of Africans within Africa.
Sometimes people like poetic justice because the law is not in a position to mete out what is deserved.
It is a tall order to try to become wise. And the bad news is that it appears harder than many philosophers have thought.
Australia needs to think about who gets the flu vaccine first before the next pandemic strikes and supplies run low.
The best sort of life would include both happiness and meaningfulness. Although one sometimes has to choose between these two values, one ought to strive for a life in which there's plenty of both.
There is a history of mistreatment of animals in the name of art. But isn’t it about time artists made their point about human domination without themselves asserting dominance over beasts?
People are right to be skeptical when it comes to many slippery slope arguments used by those against euthanasia. But some of them are valid and shouldn't be dismissed as 'bullshit'.
He's been gone for 40 years but the Duke could still make a valuable philosophical contribution to the Brexit debate.
The final post in this series on how to understand and report science steps back to look at what science is, and what it isn't.
It nurtures empathy and rational thought.
You can't check if a statement is accurate if it's too incoherent to understand.
The divine right of kings was dismantled after a bloody conflict nearly 400 years ago. The impulse which led to that change should protect us from the reign of the White House emperor.
The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
Inflating his own grand persona is Trump's sole goal, and he doesn't care whether or not you believe him.
Self-determination, freedom of thought, choice of risk arguably have freed society, but then there's inequality, ill-health and narcissism.