Can virtue be taught?

The Corruption Perceptions Index, published yearly by Transparency International, measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption in 180 countries. The 2018 report shows that, the vast majority of countries assessed…
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The Montaigne Dogma

Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), who devised the essay as a literary genre, was one of the most erudite and sceptic humanist philosophers of the XVI century. He personified the French Renaissance’s spirit of freely embracing doubts.…
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What is Social Justice?

Social justice looks at how a society chooses to distribute the things that we value, among them income, wealth, powers, and more. Social justice asks: What is the right thing to do? Nearly 2,500 years ago, Plato got…
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Immigration: Duty or Favor?

As individuals, we know little about the world and its people. Yet, we hold strong opinions about what should be done to solve most problems. We "know" what should be done in Iraq, without being able to locate Iraq on a map. Also, many…
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Left Pole Intolerance

Cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker has coined the term “Left Pole” to describe a mythical place where the political Left resides intellectually. Whereas, from the North Pole all directions are south, from the Left Pole, all opinion that…
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