A.C. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St. Anne’s College, Oxford. He is the author most recently of The Good Book: A Humanist Bible. (April 2011)


‘The Birth of a Classic’

Ronald Dworkin, Martha’s Vineyard, August 2005

Justice for Hedgehogs

by Ronald Dworkin
It is now a popular and depressing idea among philosophers and moralists that the goals we ought to have for our own lives and the ideals we ought to cherish for our political communities are all in such deep conflict with one another that we must inevitably do something regrettable …

Our Socially Gifted Cousins

Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man

by Dale Peterson

Harvest of Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating

by Jane Goodall with Gary McAvoy and Gail Hudson
Egyptian vultures, Galapagos woodpecker finches, sea otters, some gorillas, and above all chimpanzees resemble human beings in their ability to use tools. But for much of the twentieth century, the ability to make tools was thought to be a skill unique to man and distinctively a product of human intelligence.