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Philosophy

Human test

The Australian philosopher Peter Singer devised a thought experiment in his classic essay on global justice, titled Famine, Affluence and Morality. Singer asks his reader to imagine that a small child is drowning in a nearby pond.

Thursday, 3 November, 2011, 12:00am

Public Eye

Democracy's dirty, slippery truth

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Morality campaign aims to create 'dutiful children'

The state-sanctioned China National Association for Ethical Studies has launched a five-year campaign to cultivate one million 'dutiful children' in a new morality drive that has been met with scepticism.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Don't get behind in fitness - it's a matter of motivation

101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy Free Rating 9/10

'Does it really matter if I put my run off until tomorrow?' That's a thought I can certainly identify with.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Prisoner of Conscience

Prisoner of Conscience by Frank Wolf Zondervan (audiobook)

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Decline in morality hits rock bottom

For a while, now, it has seemed that, on the mainland, traditional values of morality and compassion are disappearing when it comes to helping people in distress. In several well-publicised cases, elderly people have responded to Good Samaritans' assistance by wrongly blaming them for their injuries, making the innocent helpers liable to lawsuits and susceptible to compensation payments.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Public Eye

A taxing question

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know

50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know by John Sutherland Quercus Publishing (e-book)

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Proposed scrapping of Marxist classes 'illegal'

An academic at Shanghai's East China University of Political Science and Law who proposed scrapping compulsory courses in Marxism says he was told by the Ministry of Education that his proposal does not conform to laws and regulations.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A Rare Recording of Carl Jung

A Rare Recording of Carl Jung by Carl Jung Listen and Live Audio (audiobook)

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Luck can fly out of window

After several years of steady growth, your company may have suddenly started losing clients and perhaps even attracted some lawsuits. Apart from questionable management decisions or the general economic situation, there could have been certain fung shui factors that accounted for this unexpected downturn.

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Much of what was taught by Confucius is still relevant in our modern world

I refer to the report ('Is Confucianism the answer?' July 20).

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Silent Soul

Oriano Galloni's sculptures (including Silent Soul/Pensiero, left) and paintings are part of his ongoing exploration of the soul. Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, Koru 2, Koru Contemporary Art, 16/F, Unit 1604, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Rd, Aberdeen. Inquiries: 2580 5922. Ends Aug 25

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Is Confucianism the answer?

In January, a large bronze statue of Confucius was erected overnight in Tiananmen Square, facing Mao Zedong's giant portrait.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Reversing the logical order of history

Twenty years after proclaiming the end of history, Francis Fukuyama has returned to his favourite subject. His new book, The Origins of Political Order, is a fascinating, sweeping chronicle of man's political development - and the re-engagement seems to have had a sobering effect.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am