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

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Essay/Meaning & the Good Life

Indifference is a power

As legions of warriors and prisoners can attest, Stoicism is not grim resolve but a way to wrest happiness from adversity

Lary Wallace

Essay/Gender & Sexuality

Gender is not a spectrum

The idea that ‘gender is a spectrum’ is supposed to set us free. But it is both illogical and politically troubling

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper

Essay/Logic

Beyond true and false

Buddhist philosophy is full of contradictions. Now modern logic is learning why that might be a good thing

Graham Priest

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Essay/Consciousness & Altered States

How the light gets out

Consciousness is the ‘hard problem’, the one that confounds science and philosophy. Has a new theory cracked it?

Michael Graziano

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Essay/Ethics

A theory of jerks

Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude

Eric Schwitzgebel

Essay/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Omens

When we peer into the fog of the deep future what do we see – human extinction or a future among the stars?

Ross Andersen

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

Essay/Consciousness & Altered States

Off-beat Zen

How I found my way out of depression, thanks to the writings of the English priest who brought Buddhism to the West

Tim Lott

Essay/Bioethics

Boys and girls alike

An un-consenting child, an unnecessary, invasive surgery: is there any moral difference between male and female circumcision?

Brian D Earp

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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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Essay/Ethics

Cheeseburger ethics

Are professional ethicists good people? According to our research, not especially. So what is the point of learning ethics?

Eric Schwitzgebel

Video/History of Ideas

Why Socrates believed that sexual desire is the first step towards righteousness

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Essay/Ethics

The self is moral

We tend to think that our memories determine our identity, but it’s moral character that really makes us who we are

Nina Strohminger

Essay/Ethics

Once and future sins

In 2115, when our descendants look back at our society, what will they condemn as our greatest moral failing?

Stephen Cave & Stefan Klein

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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

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Essay/Political Philosophy

The power thinker

Original, painstaking, sometimes frustrating and often dazzling. Foucault’s work on power matters now more than ever

Colin Koopman

Essay/Knowledge

Bad thinkers

Why do some people believe conspiracy theories? It’s not just who or what they know. It’s a matter of intellectual character

Quassim Cassam

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Idea/Knowledge

Whatever you think, you don’t necessarily know your own mind

Keith Frankish

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Idea/Philosophy of Mind

Panpsychism is crazy, but it’s also most probably true

Philip Goff

Essay/Consciousness & Altered States

The mental block

Consciousness is the greatest mystery in science. Don’t believe the hype: the Hard Problem is here to stay

Michael Hanlon

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Essay/Ethics

How could they?

Some people are ruthless. Some lose control. Yet most violence remains unfathomable. A new theory lights up the darkness

Tage Rai

Idea/Ethics

Why sexual desire is objectifying – and hence morally wrong

Raja Halwani

Essay/Beauty & Aesthetics

The great swindle

From pickled sharks to compositions in silence, fake ideas and fake emotions have elbowed out truth and beauty

Roger Scruton

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Idea/History of Ideas

How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free

Sam Dresser

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Essay/Meaning & the Good Life

Is it OK to have kids?

Your decision about whether to procreate is serious. That makes it philosophy’s business, alarming as that might sound

Richard Chappell

Essay/Death

Not nothing

The death of a fly is utterly insignificant – or it’s a catastrophe. How much should we worry about what we squash?

Stephen Cave

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Essay/Ethics

Devouring the world

A former vegan who now hunts deer is troubled by what it takes to put food on our plates

Tovar Cerulli

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Idea/History of Ideas

Arabic translators did far more than just preserve Greek philosophy

Peter Adamson

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Idea/Ethics

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

Hrishikesh Joshi

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Essay/Ethics

The case against pets

A morally just world would have no pets, no aquaria, no zoos. No fields of sheep, no barns of cows. That’s true animal rights

Gary L Francione & Anna E Charlton