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‘My experience of Aeon has been one of happy unlearning. Now, being forced into a state of not-knowing is my indicator of a great read.’

October 2019

A Letter from Molly Williamson

Molly studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield in the UK. She has been a transcriber for the podcast series Philosophy Bites, and is interested in literary theory, political philosophy and anything to do with the ocean.

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Edition 24

Aeon on challenging convictions and the power of not-knowing. A selection of favourite Essays from editorial assistant Molly Williamson.


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Letters from the Editors

‘My experience of Aeon has been one of happy unlearning. Now, being forced into a state of not-knowing is my indicator of a great read.’

October 2019

A Letter from Molly Williamson

Molly studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield in the UK. She has been a transcriber for the podcast series Philosophy Bites, and is interested in literary theory, political philosophy and anything to do with the ocean.

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‘History has no simple utilitarian purpose. But it can compel a sense of wonder and self-reflection, if it carries the irony and depth of life.’

September 2019

A Letter from Sam Haselby

Sam’s interests include history, religion and politics. He recently wrote an essay for Aeon on Muslims in early America. He can be found on Twitter as @samhaselby

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‘Biography’s popularity lies in our enjoyment of gossip. And, as with gossip, what is said depends on the type of story we want to tell.’

July 2019

A Letter from Jessica Au

Jessica studied arts/law at the University of Melbourne, and has worked as a writer, editor and a bookseller. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Age and The Monthly.

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Aeon Editions

Edition 24

Aeon on challenging convictions and the power of not-knowing. A selection of favourite Essays from editorial assistant Molly Williamson.

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Edition 23

Aeon on history’s sudden turns and new perspectives. A selection of favourite Essays from senior editor Sam Haselby.

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Edition 22

Aeon on thinkers and theories. A selection of favourite Essays from associate editor Jessica Au.

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