How Can Life-Extending Treatments be Available for All?

Elderly Japanese ladies. Photo by Mr Hick46/Flickr By Dr. Christopher S. Wareham / 08.03.2017 Lecturer in Applied Ethics Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics University of Witwatersrand Research into biological ageing suggests that humans might one day be able to prolong youth and postpone death. When that time comes, extended youth could become a province of the wealthy, adding[…]

The Reawakening of Hebrew as a Mother Tongue

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in 1905 / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Lewis Glinert / 09.06.2017 Professor of Hebrew Studies and Linguistics Dartmouth College In a Jewish section of Jerusalem, in 1885, a young couple, Eliezer and Devora Ben-Yehuda, were fearful for their child: they were rearing him in Hebrew, an unheard-of idea. They had taken in a[…]

Why Study Chinese Philosophy?

Plato, Confucius and Aristotle. Ancient Greek philosophy is widely taught in American universities, but classes in Chinese philosophy are few and far between. Public domain By Dr. Bryan W. Van Norden / 07.19.2017 Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor of Philosophy Yale-NUS College Part of what U.S. diplomats and informed citizens need to know is[…]

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: The Origin of Western Thought – Presocratics and Socrates

Presocratic Natural Philosophers from History of Science – Science in Ancient Egypt and the Aegean By Dr. Garth Kemerling / 11.12.2011 Professor of Philosophy Capella University Philosophy Pages Philosophical Thinking Philosophy as a discipline isn’t easy to define precisely. Issuing from a sense of wonderment about life and the world, it often involves a keen interest in major questions[…]