Philosophy

Slovenia’s second most famous export, Slavoj Žižek, gets full marks for effort, but his 1970s dialectic seems a bit retro

The great statesman and orator traced the disintegration of the Republic to Rome’s desperate lack of principled leadership

There are at least three things wrong with the way the subject is taught at our universities today

What is “enlightenment”, and did one happen in 18th-century Ireland?

Isaiah Berlin’s intellectual heirs are vital voices in an era that challenges liberal assumptions

The Everyman edition of Burke’s writings shows off the full range of his achievements

The final volume of Burke’s writings proves we are living in a golden age of Burke scholarship

The philosopher Bryan Magee offers up his ultimate philosophical reflections

Berlin’s vast correspondence is a true monument to European, Jewish and liberal civilisation

Lesley Chamberlain’s work on the story of van Gogh’s shoes and Western philosophy is insightful but misleading