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21 Sep 2011
How will we ascribe status to human life in a ‘post-human’ world? Steve Fuller FRSA argues we need to start taking the profound questions that arise from post-humanism seriously if we are to ensure more than the few will benefit.
07 Sep 2011
The RSA’s strapline is 21st century enlightenment. Brenda Watson FRSA argues for more discussion of religion, which she believes has a legitimate place in public discourse.
18 Aug 2011
There is currently another curriculum review underway in the UK. Emma Worley asks whether lessons in morality be considered within the review and if schools should 'build character and virtue', how should this be done?
06 May 2011
Gambling policy is a hobby horse for politicians and an easy target for wider concerns about human behaviour. Steve Donoughue argues that we need to view concerns in the context of history and the liberalisation of advertising and markets.
06 Apr 2011
RSA Comment tries to link readers to some of the events the Society is hosting so we can broaden audiences and continue the debate. Jonathan Rowson kicks off with Joshua Foer’s exploration of the nature of memory. Jonathan spoke at the RSA Wednesday 6 April. Find out more about the event.
17 Mar 2011
In this new RSAnimate adapted from a talk at the RSA, author and journalist Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on 'cyber-utopianism' - the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely empancipatory role in global politics.
07 Mar 2011
A new report suggests that the glass ceiling for women at work is created by their own lack of confidence. If this is the case, asks Juliana Farha FRSA, what role can fathers play in their daughters’ lives?
09 Feb 2011
Climate has become so dominant in discourse on environmental politics that it can seem like it is the only issue that matters. Not so, says Tim Hirsch FRSA, who argues that the positive role of biodiversity conservation could help energise public action.
08 Feb 2011
Responding to Mary Midgley’s article in the RSA Journal, Clem Henricson FRSA examines the question of what part morality plays in our evolution.
17 Jan 2011
Children’s Commissioner and FRSA Maggie Atkinson looks at how we support parents in meeting the individual and social need for them to support and nurture their children?
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