The tree of knowledge is not an apple or an oak but a banyan
Why does contemporary art make for wildly popular blockbusters?
Judith H Dobrzynski
Had a good think lately?
The strange story of inventing the ‘bastard’ in medieval Europe
Voluntary taxation: a lesson from the Ancient Greeks
Who needs a perfect language? It’s already perfectly imperfect
How quantum superposition could unravel the ‘grandfather paradox’
Has art ended again?
Stuck on one idea of truth or beauty? Rhizomes can help
The cosmology of Poe
How Robert Nozick put a purple prose bomb under analytical philosophy
Science has outgrown the human mind and its limited capacities
When philosophy needed Muslims, Jews and Christians alike
What lurks beneath
Age of sincerity
Should you feel sad about the demise of the handwritten letter?
Walk the lines
What is good rhetoric?
Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’
Feelings are a better way to discuss architecture than concepts
The last hollow laugh
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the fairest rectangle of them all?
Why bureaucrats matter in the fight to preserve the rule of law
The power thinker
Infinity and beyond
A W Moore
Panpsychism is crazy, but it’s also most probably true
If Aquinas is a philosopher then so are the Islamic theologians
How to play mathematics
How did the 20th century’s most glamorous intellectual friendship go wrong?