philosophy

drug testing

We need to look at what's behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.

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The new Dean of Arts & Social Sciences, Professor Susan Dodds, is excited about the opportunity to turn ideas into something that has a direct impact on peoples’ lives.

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The civil-religious function of natural science is to uphold and defend the belief in the eternity of nature, writes Miguel Vatter.

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Is the afterlife a mirror of our ideal world? Do cunning people live better? Can we divorce the moral from the beautiful? These are some of the questions to be examined this week at a UNSW conference looking at ancient prescriptions for living well.

Fallout 4

With the release of post-apocalyptic playground Fallout 4 last week, three philosophers offer their views.

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Some of the world’s leading philosophers and social scientists will tackle the debate on climate change at a key event in Paris this month, ahead of the UN Climate Conference.

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It is ironic that the world we live in today is built on a solid foundation of research yet it is easier than ever for non-experts to spread their intuitive falsehoods, writes Tim Dean.

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The UNSW researcher behind the ethics course being introduced into some NSW primary schools will spend the summer finalising the questions behind the course.