Since 2012, Aeon has established itself as a unique digital magazine, publishing some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web. We ask the big questions and find the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society and the arts.
Aeon has three channels, and all are completely free to enjoy:
Essays – Longform explorations of deep issues written by serious and creative thinkers
Ideas – Short provocations, maintaining Aeon’s high editorial standards but in a more nimble and immediate form. Our Ideas are published under a Creative Commons licence, making them available for republication.
Video – A mixture of curated short documentaries and original Aeon productions
In May 2020, Aeon will launch Psyche, a new magazine that will extend and enrich the Aeon project by elucidating the human condition through three prisms: mental health (which we’re calling Therapeia); the question of ‘how to live’ (Eudaimonia); and the arts and transcendent experience (Poiesis). To find out more about Psyche and to join the Psyche newsletter, click here.
Aeon was founded in London by Paul and Brigid Hains. It now has offices in London, Melbourne and New York. We are a not-for-profit, registered charity operated by Aeon Media Group Ltd. Aeon is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) organisation in Australia and, through its affiliate Aeon America, registered as a 501(c)(3) charity in the US.
We are committed to big ideas, serious enquiry and a humane worldview. That’s it.