Philosophy


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Beauty & Aesthetics
Bioethics
Cosmopolitanism
Death
Ethics
Evil
Free Will
History of Ideas
Knowledge
Logic
Meaning & the Good Life
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Science
Political Philosophy
Values & Beliefs

Idea/Values & Beliefs

Life-and-death thought experiments are correctly unsolvable

Julian Baggini

Essay/Metaphysics

Unspeakable things

Life's most meaningful experiences can leave us tongue-tied. What can be said, let alone understood, about the unsayable?

Silvia Jonas

Idea/Family Life

We need a contract for co-parenting, not just for marriage

Laurie Shrage

Essay/Logic

What is logic?

Is logical thinking a way to discover or to debate? The answers from philosophy and mathematics define human knowledge

Catarina Dutilh Novaes

Idea/History of Ideas

How fashion moves philosophy forward

J Bradley Studemeyer

Essay/Philosophy of Language

Chomsky, Wolfe and me

I took on Noam Chomsky’s ideas about language and unleashed a decade of debate and ridicule. But is my argument wrong?

Daniel Everett

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Idea/Political Philosophy

Free speech debates are more than ‘radicals’ vs ‘liberals’

Eric Heinze

Essay/Meaning & the Good Life

Dreadful dads

Few of the great existentialists had children. How can their philosophy help with the anxiety and dread of fatherhood?

Clancy Martin & John Kaag

Video/Philosophy of Science

‘Falsification’ ruled 20th-century science. Does it need revision in the 21st?

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Essay/Ethics

The Phineas Gage effect

When someone changes for the worse, we see a totally different person. But what happens if the change is for the better?

Kevin Tobia

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Idea/Ethics

Why rape cases should not be subject to reasonable doubt

Christopher Wareham & James Vos

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Video/Knowledge

Teaching philosophy at school isn’t just good pedagogy – it helps to safeguard society

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Idea/Ethics

We are entering a new epoch: the century of the migrant

Thomas Nail

Idea/Ethics

Why sexual desire is objectifying – and hence morally wrong

Raja Halwani

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Idea/Law & Justice

What would a rational criminal justice system look like?

Raoul Martinez

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Essay/Ethics

Honestly, it’s fine!

Tight-lipped, frosty and fake, the passive-aggressive person never quite takes the blame. Is this always a bad thing?

Rebecca Roache

Idea/Political Philosophy

What would Leibniz say about the schisms in Europe today?

Maria Rosa Antognazza

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Idea/Meaning & the Good Life

Why the simple life is not just beautiful, it’s necessary

Emrys Westacott

Essay/History of Ideas

How not to be a chucklehead

Saturday mornings with J L Austin in postwar Oxford were a golden time for wordplay, silly jokes and serious philosophy

Nakul Krishna

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Idea/Logic

On vagueness, or, when is a heap of sand not a heap of sand?

Timothy Williamson

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Idea/Meaning & the Good Life

What the Aztecs can teach us about happiness and the good life

Sebastian Purcell

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Idea/History of Ideas

Arabic translators did far more than just preserve Greek philosophy

Peter Adamson

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Video/Neuroscience

Aristotle was wrong and so are we: there are far more than five senses

6 minutes

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Essay/Ethics

The second sage

Confucian philosopher Mengzi provides an intriguing (and oddly modern) alternative to Aristotelian accounts of human virtue

Bryan W Van Norden

Idea/Ethics

Showing off is easy to condemn, but is it always bad?

Sandy Grant

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Idea/Ethics

There’s no moral difference between a wall and a migrant visa

Hrishikesh Joshi

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Idea/Ethics

Being moral means you can never do enough

Michael Mitchell

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Essay/Death

The be all and end all

Being with someone in death entails more than just physical wellbeing. Can end-of-life care make space for spirituality?

Christopher Harding

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Idea/Political Philosophy

Can liberal values be absolute? Or is that a contradiction?

Max Hayward

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Idea/Ethics

Why every child in need deserves an urgent response

S Matthew Liao