Mark Rowlands is professor of philosophy at the University of Miami. His latest book is Running with the Pack (Granta).
A right to believe?
You are entitled to believe what you will, but your beliefs must be subject to criticism and scrutiny just like mine
The kindness of beasts
Dogs rescue their friends and elephants care for injured kin – humans have no monopoly on moral behaviour
Tennis with Plato
In play an adult can become like a child, fully absorbed in the here-and-now. Play, not work, brings us fully to life