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On Human and Animals Rights & the Future of Bioethics » The Institute of Art and Ideas

On Human and Animals Rights & the Future of Bioethics » The Institute of Art and Ideas | IAI Politics and Economics | Scoop.it
Philosophers Peter Singer & Mary Midgley debate the future of bioethics in the light of human and animal rights & our attitudes to other forms of life
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Live from Melbourne, Australian philosopher, Princeton professor and author of Animal Liberation, Peter Singer joins the "UK's foremost scourge of scientific pretention" (Guardian) Mary Midgley to consider the future of bioethics. Roger Bolton makes sure the tough questions get answered.

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Why Marx Was Right - Terry Eagleton (Philosopher & Critic) » The Institute of Art and Ideas

Why Marx Was Right - Terry Eagleton (Philosopher & Critic) » The Institute of Art and Ideas | IAI Politics and Economics | Scoop.it
Philosopher and critic Terry Eagleton makes the case for Marx's resurrection in “Why Marx was Right”, explaining why his thought remains as relevant as ever
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Once the darling of the intelligentsia, Marxism has been out of fashion for at least a couple of decades.

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Empire Strikes Back - Will the Nation-State Survive? » The Institute of Art and Ideas

Empire Strikes Back - Will the Nation-State Survive? » The Institute of Art and Ideas | IAI Politics and Economics | Scoop.it
Momentous decisions are increasingly driven not by national governments but by supranational and regional alliances. Is it the end of governments and nation-states?
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Times columnist David Aaronovitch, Oxford political theorist and former Labour politician David Marquand, Guardian columnist Zoe Williams and ResPublica director Phillip Blond question the new world order.

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After Capitalism » The Institute of Art and Ideas

After Capitalism » The Institute of Art and Ideas | IAI Politics and Economics | Scoop.it
Capitalism dominates, even through the Eurozone crisis and growing systemic problems. Is it the only viable economic system, or can we imagine a post-capitalist world? And if so, what would it look like?
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“The law of the jungle”, argues to Bow Group chairman Ben Harris-Quinney, “is vicious competition”, but former Canon Chancellor Giles Fraser defends our capacity for cooperation, and LSE economist Meghnad Desai imagines a future based not on equality, but fairness.

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