11 Dec 2017
Award-winning novelist, public intellectual and political commentator Elif Shafak offers cautionary advice about the provisional nature of democracy in the west and the rise of populism – and how close we are to slipping back at any point.
20 Nov 2017
Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Michael Ignatieff asks whether or not the principle of human rights is becoming a global ethic, or the preserve of a liberal economic elite.
03 Jul 2017
Cognitive scientist Hugo Mercier and his colleague Dan Sperber have made waves with the surprising results of years of research – that our power to reason has nothing to do with accuracy or truth-seeking.
12 Jun 2017
Leading social philosopher and former political scientist Roman Krznaric offers a new roadmap for reinventing democratic politics in the twenty-first century.
08 May 2017
Mo Gawdat is Chief Business Officer at [X], an elite team of engineers that comprise Google's futuristic dream factory. In 2011 he proposed an algorithm based on an understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness.
06 Mar 2017
Danish psychologist and media sensation Svend Brinkmann argues that too much self-help has atomized society and made us ill.
11 Nov 2016
Freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think we are? Raoul Martinez reflects on one of the most urgent questions of our time.
07 Nov 2016
Mark Greif explores the philosophical and political arguments laid out in his essay ‘The Meaning of Life, Part II’, which touches on thoughts on a universal citizen’s income, poverty, property and ‘morally relevant inequality’.
13 Sep 2016
Tippett explores the enduring question of what it is to be human, and how we can learn to live with greater, joy, compassion and wisdom, both individually and collectively.
16 Aug 2016
Harvard’s most popular philosopher Michael Puett draws from ancient Chinese teachings to help us re-examine and challenge deeply-held assumptions about how to live our lives.
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