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July 12, 2019

"If technology is a drug – and it does feel like a drug – then what, precisely, are the side-effects?”

Charlie Brooker (Writer and creator of Black Mirror)

Yes, it’s back! We are finally treated to yet another season of Black Mirror – the show in which many philosophical...

December 4, 2018

Is religion simply a man-made construct? It appears so if we take into consideration the sheer number of religions that exist and have existed, all with varying claims to divinity. It is estimated that over three thousand religions have passed through the ages, all pla...

October 14, 2018

This documentary opened my eyes to a world full of wrongful convictions and really got me thinking about the foundations of law and our juridical system. If innocent people are being thrown in jail, then what makes us safe? Philosophy of law can help us understand why...

June 19, 2018

● Cancer is one of our most prolific killers - an insidious disease that takes the lives of millions of people each year, all who unexpectedly engage in a fight for survival and often lose. In 2016, 8.9 million people around the world died from cancer. In 2015, the fig...

September 2, 2017

We live in a world where the media can inform us immediately of catastrophic global events, a world where money can be donated instantly through sophisticated banking, and a world where aid can be distributed promptly with modern day transportation. We basically have n...

July 10, 2017

It is, without doubt, the most profound philosophical question that can ever be asked - why are we here? Yet, at the same time, it seems childlike to ask it. I suppose what the question is really asking is how did everything get going? Why is the universe here rather t...

June 16, 2017

"Nothing really matters, anyone can see. Nothing really matters, nothing really matters…to me."

Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

I have always wondered whether this lyric really represents what it suggests - that Freddie Mercury didn’t give a flying fudge abo...

March 26, 2017

Our planet is home to the most beautiful, wonderful, mesmerising mix of biology. There are currently over eight million species of animals and almost four hundred thousand species of plants. Yes – that many! And the numbers are increasing every day. All the complexity...

February 2, 2017

Questions concerning the nature of our existence are no doubt the most important to philosophy. Why are we here? is perhaps the most challenging, in which the scientific theory of evolution has contributed an answer. However, evolutionary theory does not coincide well...

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