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‘There are, naturally, degrees of provocation. But the question of how much to indulge in, and to what end, is of some relevance.’

February 2019

A Letter from Sam Dresser

Sam has worked at Aeon since the magazine launched. He primarily commissions in philosophy and history, and can be found on Twitter as @SmDrssr

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Edition 17

Aeon on provocation. A selection of favourite Essays and Ideas from commissioning editor Sam Dresser.


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Letters from the Editors

‘There are, naturally, degrees of provocation. But the question of how much to indulge in, and to what end, is of some relevance.’

February 2019

A Letter from Sam Dresser

Sam has worked at Aeon since the magazine launched. He primarily commissions in philosophy and history, and can be found on Twitter as @SmDrssr

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‘I’m not very ‘punk’, but I’ve at least learned to be skeptical of some of my own ethical certainties and to embrace a divided self.’

January 2019

A letter from Sally Davies

Sally’s interests include the history and philosophy of science and technology, neuroscience and feminism. She is based in London and can be found on Twitter as @daviesally

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‘Shamanic rituals reshuffle the tightly held cards of memory and meaning that we live by, laying them out into unfamiliar patterns.’

December 2018

A Letter from Nicola Williams

Nicola studied comparative literature and Italian at Warwick University in the UK. Outside of work, she enjoys singing, hiking and talking about food.

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Aeon Editions

Edition 17

Aeon on provocation. A selection of favourite Essays and Ideas from commissioning editor Sam Dresser.

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Edition 16

Aeon on the scope and complexity of intelligence. A selection of favourite Essays and Ideas from senior editor Sally Davies.

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Edition 15

Aeon on rituals and celebrations. A selection of favourite Essays and Ideas from associate editor Nicola Williams.

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