Here’s me asking my favourite living philosopher, Alasdair MacIntyre, a question at a conference last year. The answer, reader, was ‘no’.

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Imagine being able to practice philosophy through the NHS. The idea is not as far-fetched as it sounds. In fact, therapists and counselors in the UK are beginning to put together something called ‘Philosophical CBT’, which could radically change how people see philosophy and the wider humanities. CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is now at Read more…

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It looks like the Red Bull-fueled supernova that is Maurice Glasman may be about to burn out. Glasman’s Blue Labour project, which has lit up the British media for the last six months like a gas-fired stove, is in danger of running out of gas after Lord Glasman controversially suggested a complete halt to immigration Read more…

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AC Grayling is having a funny old year. One moment he is Moses descending the mountain, locks flowing, bearing aloft his secular version of the Bible. The next he is Judas, driven out of Foyle’s by angry students armed with smoke-bombs, after he announced the launch of the £18k-a-year New College for the Humanities (NCH) Read more…

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One of the most influential modern philosophers is the Neo-Aristotelian Alasdair MacIntyre, who helped kick-start the revival of virtue ethics and the politics of flourishing in contemporary political thought. He is cited everywhere: in the MP Jon Cruddas’ call for Labour to embrace a ‘politics of virtue’, in Maurice Glasman’s Blue Labour, in Philip Blond’s Read more…

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