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Nigel Warburton

Everyday Philosophy: Jean-Paul Sartre’s Bad Faith

The philosopher’s observations of a Parisian waiter carrying out his job like an automaton led him to define a psychological phenomenon

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Rishi Sunak and his £2000 lie

The more the prime minister lies, the more cynical voters become over the state of the country

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Suicide is more than self-destruction

Making sense of suicide is complex, which is why the classicist Edith Hall turns to ancient Greece to do so

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Is God a human construction?

For the philosopher Don Cupitt, God is the ideal we plan our lives around

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Everyday philosophy: Bertrand Russell would’ve hated the Tories’ sex education guidance

Banning talk of sex from classrooms contradicts the openness and love of learning the philosopher strived for

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Eurovision is not beyond politics

The question of whether Israel's Eden Golan should have been allowed to perform plagued this year's competition

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What can Plato's last words tell us?

Plato addressed many of the questions that have been at the centre of discussion for almost 2,500 years

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Can we justify paternalism?

For children and vulnerable adults, some level of state-enforced restriction can be benign

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Everyday philosophy: An ode to Daniel Dennett

It’s not just through his writing that this important thinker will exert an influence long after his death

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Everyday philosophy: Our assisted dying laws are inhumane

In many other countries in Europe, assisted dying is already legal and the UK should follow suit

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Everyday Philosophy: Digital clones are here to stay

But, according to Jean-Paul Sartre’s thinking, this may not be the cause for concern that society portrays it to be

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Everyday philosophy: Jonathan Glazer’s controversial Oscars speech

The main takeaway I took from Glazer’s The Zone of Interest is different from the one the director intended

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Everyday philosophy: Putin misunderstands force and belief

There are no signs that the commitment to the truth of Alexei Navalny’s allies will be deterred by violence

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Everyday philosophy: Juliet’s strange superstition

Verona’s infamous star-crossed lover can’t help today’s hopeful romantics

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Everyday Philosophy.. on defining prejudice

Coming up with satisfactory definitions of antisemitism and Islamophobia is complicated yet important

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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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