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  • 26 Feb 2024
    David Lay Williams, Matthew W. Maguire

    Rousseau and Democracy

    2024 promises to be a year of decision for democracies worldwide, with important elections scheduled in Taiwan, Venezuela, Mexico, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Several of these elections are taking place in countries with relatively fragile democracies, and  where the voters themselves are uncertain about the political health and stability of their […]

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  • 12 Oct 2022
    Benjamin Gregg

    Should We Modify Future Persons — and Our Entire Species — Genetically?

    A PROMISE THAT IS AT ONCE A CHALLENGE Gene editing offers great promise to reduce human misery and facilitate human health: to combat virus infectious diseases; to correct monogenic disorders in pluripotent cells; to program cells for regenerative medicine and cancer immunotherapy; to prevent parents’ transmitting serious genetic diseases to offspring; to correct mutations in […]

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  • 6 Apr 2022
    Henrik Enroth

    What holds society together?

    This is one of those questions that we rarely ask, unless we feel that something is already amiss. Most of the time, what holds society together is probably something we do not actively think about, like what holds our relationship or our car together. In Political Science and the Problem of Social Order I discuss […]

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  • 26 Aug 2013
    Portrait of philosopher Avicenna
    Peter Adamson

    Avicenna – the most important medieval philosopher

    Why was the philosopher Avicenna so influential? Peter Adamson considers this in light of of his new edited volume Interpreting Avicenna: Critical Essays', published in July 2013.

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