Crazy Talk

Can we restore sanity and reason to politics?

The Enduring Relevance of the Humanities

They open our minds to the world – and the possibilities – around us

What is Real?

Philosophy prof Ian Hacking’s ideas about science earn him $800,000 prize

Illustration by Gavin Potenzawidth

A Shift in Perception

Discoveries in brain science are prompting new theories about how our senses work – and how they affect our understanding of the world

Photo Courtesy of Oxford University Press

Better Living

Happiness is often a component of a good life. But it’s not the only one

Photo by Chris Granger

What Is Sacred?

Two U of T thinkers debate whether we can ever know what is truly “right” or “wrong”

Photo Courtesy of Donald Ainslie

Thinking Small

Philosophy prof Donald Ainslie will champion interactive group learning as principal of U of T’s largest college

Photo: Getty Images, Stephen Trussler

The Lives of Animals

Most animals raised for food in Canada live on industrial sites where they never go outdoors. Under our laws, this is perfectly legal, but is it ethical?

Ending It All

We run our lives as we wish. Why can’t we have a say in our own death?

The True Nature of Time

A century after Einstein proposed his theory of relativity, scientists are still debating how time works

(Illustration by Robert Hanson)

Is Life Getting Better?

A new measure of “national wealth” would include health, education and other things Canadians consider important

What’s in a Name?

Labels may end up suiting the people we apply them to

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