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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’s content is completely free to enjoy:

Essays – longform explorations of deep issues, written by serious and creative thinkers

Video – a mixture of curated short documentaries and original Aeon productions

Until May 2020, Aeon also published Ideas – short provocations, maintaining Aeon’s high editorial standards but in a more nimble and immediate form. You can browse our extensive archive of Aeon Ideas here, and you can find all newly published Ideas on our sister site Psyche.

Psyche is a new magazine that extends and enriches the Aeon project by elucidating the human condition through three prisms: mental health; the perennial question of ‘how to live’; and the artistic and transcendent facets of life.

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.