Catherine Wilson explains its relevance to modern problems.
Massimo Pigliucci on the Stoic’s answers.
Valerie Tiberius wonders whether that bit of wisdom is such a good idea.
The arguments over how religion is taught in schools are often thought of as a battle between the completing claims of different religions, atheists and agnostics. However, what we’ve ended up with in Britain, according to Robert Ellis, is in fact not a compromise, but an implicit relativism, which teaches children there is no right or wrong in matters of religion. In order to progress, we need to understand the philosophical problems which lie at the heart of the matter.