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‘Language is evolutionary, but if the words we use can be changed with a few keystrokes, the thoughts behind them can take their time.’

November 2019

A Letter from Elena Seymenliyska

Elena graduated in English from Queen’s University, Belfast. She worked as an academic book publisher before training as a journalist and has worked for The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian.

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Edition 25

Aeon on changing wisely, from personal ethics to linguistic evolution. A selection of favourite Essays from sub-editor Elena Seymenliyska.


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Letters from the Editors

‘Language is evolutionary, but if the words we use can be changed with a few keystrokes, the thoughts behind them can take their time.’

November 2019

A Letter from Elena Seymenliyska

Elena graduated in English from Queen’s University, Belfast. She worked as an academic book publisher before training as a journalist and has worked for The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian.

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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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‘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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Aeon Editions

Edition 25

Aeon on changing wisely, from personal ethics to linguistic evolution. A selection of favourite Essays from sub-editor Elena Seymenliyska.

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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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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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