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Will Fraker
Associate Editor, Aeon

My background is in the philosophy of biology, cognitive science, and the history & philosophy of environmentalism. If you have any questions about re-publishing or syndicating Aeon's content, I'm your guy. 

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Edited by Will Fraker

Idea/Anthropology

Ancient ruins keep being ‘discovered’: were they ever lost?

Christopher Begley

Idea/History

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

Sara McDougall

Idea/Anthropology

How arrogance can make even an obnoxious person popular

Joel Robbins

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