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What’s the purpose of philosophy? Alfred North Whitehead characterized it as a series of footnotes to Plato. You can see his point. On the surface, we don’t seem to have progressed much in the two and a half millennia since Plato wrote his dialogues. Today’s philosophers still struggle with many of the same issues that exercised the Greeks. What is the basis of morality? How can we define knowledge? Is there a deeper reality behind the world of appearances?

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Last Friday, 30 September 2016, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva appointed Nils Melzer, Switzerland, as the next UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Melzer will take over from current mandate holder Juan E. Méndez on 1 November.

 

 

 

Source: http://www.apt.ch/en/blog/meet-nils-melzer-the-next-un-special-rapporteur-on-torture

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Talks at academic conferences seldom feature a high knowledge per minute ratio.Speakers often talk for themselves, unwittingly spawning facts that are not directly useful to their audience....

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TL;DR? Why not just go watch another five second video of a kitten with its head in a toilet roll, or a 140 character description of a meal your friend just stuffed in their mouth....

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The rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to global infamy immediately trigged questions about appropriate strategies to tackle the group.Suggested strategies to defeat or pacify ISIL range from pursuing a containment policy that causes it to either “implode” or become ...

The Strange Words of Strategy

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Today we face a world which some tell us is new and different.We have been assured by some that the ideas of ...

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There's a disturbance in the force, but this time it's coming from scientists.

Disney's new "Star Wars[1]" movie, "The Force Awakens," picks up years beyond where the last film in the series, "Return of the Jedi," left off: after the cataclysmic explosion of Death Star II, a moon-size weapon...

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