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Simon Blackburn

Fellow, Trinity College
University of Cambridge

JB

Jason Brennan

Professor
Georgetown University

JEHS

Justin E H Smith

Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7)

DGDI

Dallas G Denery II

Associate Professor of History
Bowdoin College

CW

Chris Walsh

Associate Director, Arts and Sciences Writing Program
Boston University

MR

Michael Ruse

Professor of Philosophy
Florida State University

JQ

John Quiggin

Professor of economics
University of Queensland

DC

Diane Coyle

Economist, Former Advisor to UK Treasury

EF

Edmund Fawcett

Journalist

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William Helmreich

Professor of Sociology
CUNY Graduate Center

LOF

Louise O Fresco

President
Wageningen University

Richard Bourke

Professor in the History of Political Thought
Queen Mary University of London

GG

Gary Gerstle

Professor of American History
University of Cambridge

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Nile Green

Professor of History
University of California, Los Angeles

LG

Lynn Gamwell

Lecturer
School of Visual Arts

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Jason Stanley

Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy, Linguistics
Yale University

Timothy Jorgensen

Director of Health Physics and Radiation Protection Graduate Program
Georgetown University

LWR

Leah Wright Rigueur

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Sara Lewis

Professor of Biology
Tufts University

Katharine Dow

Social Anthropologist
University of Cambridge

NWM

Nancy Weiss Malkiel

Professor of History, Emeritus
Princeton University

PSF

Paula S Fass

Margaret Byrne Professor of History Emerita
University of California, Berkeley

Emrys Westacott

Professor of Philosophy
Alfred University

TWL

Thomas W Laqueur

Professor of History
University of California, Berkeley

JQW

James Q Whitman

Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law
Yale Law School

Peter Ungar

Evolutionary Biologist
University of Arkansas

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

Professor of Public Policy
Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Walter Scheidel

Professor in the Humanities, Classics and History
Stanford University

LG

Lewis Glinert

Professor of Hebrew Studies and Linguistics
Dartmouth College

DR

Dennis Rasmussen

Associate Professor in Politics
Tufts University

Kyle Harper

Provost, Professor of Classics and Letters
The University of Oklahoma

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Scott E Page

Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor
University of Michigan

Kieran Setiya

Professor of Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

RS

Rachel Sherman

Associate Professor of Sociology
New School in New York

GO

Gloria Origgi

Philosopher
French National Centre for Scientific Research

MS

Michael Szonyi

Professor of Chinese History
Harvard University

JZM

Jerry Z Muller

Professor of History
Catholic University of America

JCH

John C Hulsman

President and Co-Founder
John C Hulsman Enterprises

KEW

Keith E Whittington

Professor of Politics
Princeton University

MR

Michael Robertson

Professor of English
The College of New Jersey

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Christian C Sahner

Associate Professor of Islamic History
University of Oxford

JT

John Tolan

Professor of History
University of Nantes

Marion Turner

Associate Professor of English
Jesus College, University of Oxford

PM

Peter Martin

Author

Simon May

Visiting Professor of Philosophy
King's College London

HM

Hugo Mercier

Evolutionary and Cognitive Psychologist
Institut Jean Nicod, Paris

JC

John Cottingham

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
University of Reading

Andrew Hui

Associate Professor in Literature
Yale-NUS College

Growing pains | Aeon
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Economics

Growing pains

Measure a country purely against its GDP and you neglect the wellbeing of its people. Yet can that be measured?

Diane Coyle

Be not brave | Aeon
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Ethics

Be not brave

Cowards have been shamed, beaten and shot, yet their failing has an important social function. Let’s hear it for cowardice

Chris Walsh

Can God lie? | Aeon
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History of ideas

Can God lie?

Until the Scientific Revolution, God’s power included a licence to deceive. How did science make an honest man of Him?

Dallas G Denery II

Splat goes the theory | Aeon
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Ecology and environmental sciences

Splat goes the theory

Local and organic is a romantic myth – the future of sustainable agriculture is all about smart technology and scaling up

Louise O Fresco

Hazard lines | Aeon
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History of science

Hazard lines

The Fukushima disaster shows why the line between high and low risk is individual. Can we learn to manage our own safety?

Timothy Jorgensen

Burke was no conservative | Aeon
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Political philosophy

Burke was no conservative

Edmund Burke’s support for the American Revolution, and opposition to the French, have been misunderstood

Richard Bourke

Know thy selfie | Aeon
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Information and communication

Know thy selfie

If Narcissus were here he’d be busy on Instagram. Can we have a virtuous sense of worth without the vanity of self-love?

Simon Blackburn

Modern-day flâneur | Aeon
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Architecture

Modern-day flâneur

Theories and demographics are all very well, but to know New York City’s inner life you need to walk and talk

William Helmreich

Reclaiming liberalism | Aeon
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History of ideas

Reclaiming liberalism

Liberalism is not dead – its ideals are more important than ever – but it must change radically to survive in the future

Edmund Fawcett

How physics and maths helped create modernist painting | Aeon
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Art

How physics and maths helped create modernist painting

Lynn Gamwell

How philosophy came to disdain the wisdom of oral cultures | Aeon
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Stories and literature

How philosophy came to disdain the wisdom of oral cultures

Justin E H Smith

Black conservatives do not speak for the black majority | Aeon
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Race and ethnicity

Black conservatives do not speak for the black majority

Leah Wright Rigueur

How free market ideology perverts the vocabulary of democracy | Aeon
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Political philosophy

How free market ideology perverts the vocabulary of democracy

Jason Stanley

The US is a failed state thanks to its system of government | Aeon
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History

The US is a failed state thanks to its system of government

Gary Gerstle

Why we must keep the fires of the magical firefly burning | Aeon
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Ecology and environmental sciences

Why we must keep the fires of the magical firefly burning

Sara Lewis

What happened when a Muslim student went to Cambridge in 1816 | Aeon
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Religion

What happened when a Muslim student went to Cambridge in 1816

Nile Green

The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge | Aeon
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Politics and government

The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge

Jason Brennan

Can surrogacy ever escape the taint of global exploitation? | Aeon
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Human reproduction

Can surrogacy ever escape the taint of global exploitation?

Katharine Dow

Coeducation at university was – and is – no triumph of feminism | Aeon
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Education

Coeducation at university was – and is – no triumph of feminism

Nancy Weiss Malkiel

The end of adolescence | Aeon
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Childhood and adolescence

The end of adolescence

In the 20th century it offered a bridge from the innocence of childhood to the responsibilities of adult life. Not any more

Paula S Fass