It’s as if Socrates’ remark that 'the trees teach me nothing' is very much still the attitude today.
If leaders of educational institutions are concerned about the employability of graduates, they should avoid over-investing in STEM subjects and stop snubbing liberal arts.
Some philosophers believe space is a giant container, while others think it's all in our heads.
Precisely because of his problems at home, Donald Trump wants to do more abroad – possibly with disastrous results. How can those who know foreign policy rein him in?
Archbishop Bishop Desmond Tutu is well known for having invoked an ubuntu ethic to evaluate South African society, and he can take substantial credit for having made the term familiar.
Around 1970 Playboy magazine received an unexpected proposition from the radical German philosopher Herbert Marcuse - he would do an interview, if he could pose for the magazine's centrefold.
Our society is now intolerant of those who are intolerant of others; they can be legally penalised. But is that in itself a failure of tolerance?
The process of decolonising research methodology is an ethical, ontological and political exercise rather than simply one of approach and ways of producing knowledge.
Schools and universities have a responsibility to protect students from hate speech while also exposing them to views that disrupt their ways of thinking and ideas of the world.
The caterpillar and the butterfly: two forms, a single individual? A biologist and a philosopher explore this paradox.
A biologist and a philosopher discuss the illusion of being oneself and religion.
Savouring the pleasures in life is linked to better health and well-being. And no, that doesn't necessarily mean binge drinking or all-night wild parties.
There is no good way to make sense of the category "race" from biological or social perspectives.
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.