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Nigel Warburton

Nigel Warburton

Everyday Philosophy: Why do so many choose suffering over comfort?

The Tories appear to be exploiting a weakness in humans, where they will tolerate pain and suffering over comfort.

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Everyday Philosophy: How it all comes down to taste

How much attention should we pay to food reviews and rankings? Philosopher NIGEL WARBURTON gives his take.

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Everyday Philosophy: Resisting the urge to gloat over Brexit schadenfreude

Schadenfreude might seem harmless, but there's a difference between a temporary feeling and living your whole life gloating about it.

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Everyday Philosophy: Anger - is it always a bad emotion?

There are different kinds of anger - some good and some bad. The right kind of anger can be valuable.

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Everyday Philosophy: What is art?

NIGEL WARBURTON, one of the world’s most-read philosophers, considers the latest art installation at Paris’s Arc de Triomphe.

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Everyday Philosophy: How much intolerance should a tolerant society tolerate?

Can the rise in intolerance in Europe be attributed to dog-whistle politics, or is there more to it?

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Everyday Philosophy: The sense of nothingness surrounding Brexit

How will shoppers adapt to empty shelves in supermarkets? NIGEL WARBURTON, one of the world’s most-read philosophers, offers his thoughts.

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Everyday Philosophy: There's more to seeing than what meets the eye

NIGEL WARBURTON, one of the world’s most-read philosophers, reflects on our mental state after various coronavirus lockdowns.

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Everyday Philosophy: Our need for compassion... and a degree of calculation

NIGEL WARBURTON, one of the world’s most-read philosophers, on the 'Trolley Problem' and why life is more complex than the theory suggests.

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Everyday Philosophy: The contrasting merits of pessimism and optimism

Introducing a new weekly column by Nigel Warburton, one of the world’s most-read philosophers.

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Trump reaction to Charlottesville was ‘quasi-neutral’ and ‘sickening’

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Why every philosopher’s death seems to hold meaning

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