“The tougher things are, the more you have to be afraid of, the more dangerous your situation, the less you can afford the time or effort to think about what things might be like for people with whom you do not immediately identify.” - Richard Rorty
In our current issue Patrícia Fernandes looks at Rorty’s idea for promoting human rights.
Plato considered love the greatest of all subjects. But modern philosophy has seen discourse on love fall largely by the wayside. Taking place in Hay-on-Wye on April 29-20th, this new Institute of Art and Ideas event (in association with Philosophy Now) dissects the philosophy of love in the time of Tinder. The event will feature a impressive line-up of philosophers and experts on love,... View details ⇨
No plans for Valentine's Day? That's OK! Because editor Grant Bartley will be giving a talk at The Barnes Philosophy Club on 'Descartes and the origins of modern philosophy'. Lovey dovey stuff or Descartes? There's no competition really.
The issue of human rights will always be relevant, but it may seem even more so now, in view of current events. To read more on what human rights are, what they should be and how they might change in the future, take a look at our current issue. Subscribe for unrestricted access. philosophynow.org
According to a survey conducted in 2012 by the Internet Society, 83% of the more than 10,000 respondents from twenty different countries agreed that ‘Access to the internet should be considered a basic human right’. So, should it?
Given the controversy in the last 24 hours about Trump's comments on torture, it is fitting that our current issue on Human Rights includes an excellently argued piece by a former US Army officer, Ian Fishback, on why in practice torture can never be justified.
The Insitute of Art and Ideas post philosophy videos each week on a different theme. On their site you can find a range of videos from the subject of women's rights to theories of perception. This video looks at the problem of evil.