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Nigel Warburton

Everyday philosophy: Marriage's fight with gender equality

The world is a long way off achieving gender equality

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Everyday philosophy: The thinkers who break stereotypes

Philosophers are more diverse than history has led us to believe

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Everyday philosophy: For Sunak, sorry seems to be the hardest word

The prime minister could still apologise for the offence caused by his recent remarks in PMQs – but he won’t

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Everyday philosophy: Are we entering the age of the cyborg?

For those who can afford it, Neuralink’s breakthrough gives us the opportunity to become superhuman

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Everyday philosophy: We're living in Donald Trump's simulation

If US politics gets any stranger, it's going to be hard to explain it any other way

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Everyday philosophy: We need to close the poverty gap

Tax recommendations from the super rich merely confirm that they have disproportionate power

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Everyday Philosophy: What's the matter with mess?

If Albert Einstein didn’t need a tidy desk, should we?

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Everyday philosophy: January, the two-faced month

As we stagger into the uncertainty of 2024, Janus’s ability to see both the past and the future accurately would come in very handy

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Everyday philosophy: Here we go again...

Who has the time for New Year’s resolutions?

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Everyday Philosophy: On Epicureanism

There is some irony in the fact that the word “epicurean” is now used to describe people who relish the sensual pleasures of eating fine food and drinking fine wine

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Everyday Philosophy: Remembering Chaucer's European life

Geoffrey Chaucer’s legacy should be as a great European, not as a quintessentially English writer

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Everyday philosophy: The beauty of swearing

Philosophers have rarely written about swearing - until now

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Everyday philosophy: Our animals face a difficult winter

It’s not just people paying the price for the cost of living crisis

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Everyday philosophy: We have to play by the rules

Taking faster routes can be a sensible thing to do but only when it doesn’t destroy the activity itself

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Everyday philosophy: Rough sleeping is not a ‘lifestyle choice’

Suella Braverman’s cruel attack on unhoused people points to a larger problem and must not be forgotten amid the reshuffle

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Everyday philosophy: Happy birthday, Albert Camus

The French philosopher and writer, born on November 7, 1913, was a publisher’s dream

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Everyday philosophy: Don’t shy away from reality

Switching off the news has been particularly alluring in the last few weeks, but we must not fall into this trap

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Everyday Philosophy: The Israel-Hamas war has become Sophie's Choice

There are no right answers in solving this conflict. But the wrong ones are obvious

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Everyday Philosophy: How to live forever

It’s human nature to crave immortality, despite the pain and boredom that would accompany it

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Everyday Philosophy: On the Sycamore Gap

Psychologically, absences felt in particular places matter to us. The gap left on Hadrian’s Wall will be felt by anyone who had visited the remarkable tree in situ

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Everyday Philosophy: Bertrand Russell and King's hypocrisy

When it comes to climate change, King Charles is a hypocrite. But at least, unlike Rishi Sunak, he tells the truth about the issue

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Everyday Philosophy: Aliens, miracles and jumping to conclusions

We lack conclusive evidence about aliens, but this won't deter the believers

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Everyday Philosophy: Learning how to die

Dying can be worse than death. Is it time for our legislation to reflect this?

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Everyday Philosophy: Iceland's whaling ban is flawed

Anything short of a complete ban on all whale hunting is immoral

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Everyday Philosophy: The fun and games (and politics) of chess

Trans women have been banned from world chess events while a review is underway. Recognising that chess is a game not a sport could bring clarity to the situation

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Everyday Philosophy: What Suella Braverman can learn from migrant butterflies

The home secretary’s rhetoric falsely depicts migrants as threats to those already living in Britain

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Everyday Philosophy: On knowing yourself

Should we be surprised that we sometimes reveal things about ourselves that we don’t know at the time?

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Everyday Philosophy: Is bystanding just a form of denial?

It’s hard to ignore suffering when it’s near you, or even right in front of you. Yet still, we turn away

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Everyday Philosophy: How to spot a bullshitter

Serial liars, such as Boris Johnson, don’t want you to know what they’re up to. The late Harry G Frankfurt’s writing can help us call them out

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Everyday Philosophy: The death of Socrates

Socrates was poisoned with Hemlock. But did Plato fictionalise the account of his death?

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Everyday Philosophy: Walter Benjamin and art’s aura

Does the replication of artwork add to or detract from the original piece’s value?

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Everyday Philosophy: The world according to AJ Ayer

It took bravery to stand up to the philosophical establishment in the 1930s. But Ayer took it all in his stride

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