The battle between nationalism and a wider European identity in the 19th century has influenced philosophy to this day.
Teaching children philosophy can help improve academic results. But the main reason it should be used in schools is it allows children a space to make sense of the world, and meaning in their lives.
We can justify different standards for different Twitter users by turning to the philosophical ideas about public debate.
'Saving the planet doesn’t make compelling TV.' A philosopher gives his take on the legacy of the Apollo 11 moon landings.
Free inquiry has always been a fraught business, from Eden to Facebook, but is a key component of any open society. It shouldn't be taken for granted.
The more humans seek happiness, the more it can elude them. In exploring this conundrum, a Nigerian novelist spoke with everyday people in his country, finding the coexistence of hope and deprivation.
The Ancient Greeks modelled a form of education that, in variants, has endured for centuries. But with climate change and globalisation, the world has changed, and the role of education with it.
The real ethical challenge of driverless cars is not deciding how they respond in emergencies – it's facing up to the failings of human drivers.
We need to accept the incomplete nature of our knowledge, question and adopt alternative views.
Pierre Bayle, one of the most widely read philosophers, said tolerance should be based on humanity, not on faith.
Cult film The Matrix was released 20 years ago this month. From Plato to Baudrillard, the film explored philosophical dilemmas we are still wrestling with today.
Climate change is an emergency which will hurt the planet's most vulnerable people – the only irrational response is cool detachment.
Researchers get their first glimpse into what happens in the brain when we consciously relinquish control over our actions and go with the flow.
And it needs to wholeheartedly attack the foundations of western philosophy.
A new look at ancient texts allows for a pivotal perspective on the role of a certain Greek woman.
Climate change will hit young people hardest, yet they cannot access the democratic processes that adults take for granted.
International standards ban publication of research that involves any biological material from executed prisoners, that lacks human research ethics committee approval and that lacks consent of donors.
Bacon helped usher in the scientific revolution. If we're serious about combatting global warming, we should follow his example.
The Australian premiere of La Passion de Simone uses multiple voices to tell a story about philosopher Simone Weil. But the work lacks the emotional drama of its subject's life.
Our birth is one of the all-important bookends of our lives and affects so much of what comes later – so why don't we think about it more?