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    Peter Singer, whether we regard him as a brilliant popular philosopher (who else can make Hegel comprehensible?), or a notoriously odious ethicist (who else believes killing toddlers is defensible?), or both, is hard to dismiss as irrelevant. So I found it fascinating to read this post at First... Read more
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    For ten years Haw kept vigil, protesting the British military involvement in Iraq – and earning opprobrium and admiration in equal measure as his makeshift peace camp littered (or adorned) Parliament Square. Read more
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    Galileo Galilei, as we all know, had his books banned for telling the truth. He represented a shining light of knowledge which the Church tried to hide for centuries, thanks to their love of the darkness; although Science had proven conclusively that the earth went round the sun, the Church was... Read more