Critical Thinking: What is it? Should it be a mandatory subject? How can we teach it? How can we measure it?
Should there be one law for all, or should there be multiple laws/parallel legal systems to accommodate different cultures, traditions, and belief systems in the one country?
“When do ends justify means?
Sooner or later everyone – individuals, governments, companies – has to make choices about whether to put aside certain values to achieve a desired end. Michael Pascoe, an Australian financial journalist, has recently discussed this at http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/comment-and-analysis/abandon-principles-and-pay-the-price-20140331-35tz4.html”
“How do we judge literary value and artistic value? Are they entirely subjective?”
“How can we treat asylum seekers humanely?”
“People should require a licence to become parents.”
“What will be the dominant ideologies of the 21st Century?
The 20th Century revolved politically around competing interpretations of Capitalism, Communism, Socialism and Fascism. These are all ways to organize the lives of people on a large scale. Are real alternatives or new interpretations likely to emerge in the challenging years ahead? What might they look like?”