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The Philosopher’s Zone

The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher’s Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.

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Defining Aboriginality | The Philosopher’s Zone

The legal definition of Aboriginality is a complex issue, raising questions that have to do with identity, epistemology and politics. And while “race” as a biological category has been scientifically discredited, it still persists in Australian society, culture and law. So how should Aboriginality be defined?

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The Philosopher’s Zone – Beauty and AI

AI-powered beauty apps are becoming increasingly popular, as people use them to evaluate, rate and enhance their facial appearance in selfies and other images. But exactly what’s going on behind the technological wizardry raises a host of troubling ethical and philosophical concerns.

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Libertarianism | The Philosopher’s Zone

Libertarians are hard to pin down – they have a number of seemingly contradictory commitments that we normally associate with people on either the left or the right of politics. Libertarians like small government, low taxes and free markets – but they also favour things like same-sex marriage and drug

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The Cynics | The Philosopher’s Zone

Cynicism is a philosophical tradition that existed for centuries in the ancient Graeco-Roman world. Its influence can be found in the Christian gospels, throughout the Western philosophical tradition, and arguably up to the present day in the work of such protest groups as Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion –

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Defining Aboriginality | The Philosopher’s Zone

The legal definition of Aboriginality is a complex issue, raising questions that have to do with identity, epistemology and politics. And while “race” as a biological category has been scientifically discredited, it still persists in Australian society, culture and law. So how should Aboriginality be defined?

Read Notes And Summary