Concentration camps reveal the nature of the modern state

Dan Stone


The strange story of inventing the ‘bastard’ in medieval Europe

Sara McDougall

Essay/Social Psychology

The crisis of expertise

Experts are either derided or held up as all-seeing gurus. Time to reboot the relationship between expertise and democracy

Tom Nichols

Idea/War & Conflict

Wars are not won by military genius or decisive battles

Cathal J Nolan

Idea/History of Ideas

When philosophy needed Muslims, Jews and Christians alike

Peter Adamson

Idea/History of Ideas

If Aquinas is a philosopher then so are the Islamic theologians

Peter Adamson

Idea/Sleep & Dreams

How the 24-hour society is stealing time from the night

Leon Kreitzman

Idea/History of Ideas

Arabic translators did far more than just preserve Greek philosophy

Peter Adamson


What can Avicenna teach us about the mind-body problem?

Peter Adamson

Idea/Mental Health

The divine fire of Philip K Dick’s religious visions

Kyle Arnold

Essay/Values & Beliefs

Beyond anger

Anger is the emotion that has come to saturate our politics and culture. Philosophy can help us out of this dark vortex

Martha C Nussbaum


Is God a silverback?

Protective, omnipotent, scary and very territorial. The monotheistic God is modelled on a harem-keeping alpha male

David P Barash

Idea/Philosophy of Science

Why science needs to break the spell of reductive materialism

Stuart Kauffman


Does one ethnic group own its cultural artefacts?

Tiffany Jenkins

Essay/Philosophy of Mind

I am not a story

Some find it comforting to think of life as a story. Others find that absurd. So are you a Narrative or a non-Narrative?

Galen Strawson