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Creativity

Plaiting Gravy

Plaiting Gravy

Les Jones on allegories, specific domains and Wittgenstein’s social ideas.

The Philosophy of Creativity

The Philosophy of Creativity

Rick Lewis asks Elliot Paul and Christine Battersby what’s new in this fascinating field.

Creating Cities

Creating Cities

Harry Drummond builds a case.

In Praise of Aphorisms

In Praise of Aphorisms

Grahame Lockey writes pithy observations to make you think about pithy observations to make you think.

Regulars

Creative Being

Editorial: Creative Being

by Grant Bartley

News: December 2022 / January 2023

News: December 2022 / January 2023

Effective Altruism billionaire goes bust • Animal welfare meets big game theory • Philosophers of physics reach critical mass? — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

Ethics in Politics

Ethics in Politics

Massimo Pigliucci trawls the history of politics to see how closely ethics fits it.

French Philosophy Now

French Philosophy Now

Manon Royet tells us what’s happening in French philosophy, and why you don’t know about it.

On Regret

On Regret

David Charles argues that we should not regret our decisions, but should take responsibility for our decision-making processes.

Poetry & Philosophy for the 21st Century

Poetry & Philosophy for the 21st Century

Benjamin Lloyd gets Dewey-eyed over resonant rhymes.

Moral Education in Confucianism

Moral Education in Confucianism

Plakshi Jain compares ‘reflection’ and ‘learning’ as means of becoming good.

Mohist Anti-Militarism & Just War Theory

Mohist Anti-Militarism & Just War Theory

Shaun O’Dwyer takes an unfortunately still relevant look at how to avoid war.

Columns

An Invitation to Navel Gazing

Tallis in Wonderland: An Invitation to Navel Gazing

Raymond Tallis requests the pleasure of your company for this most philosophical of gatherings.

Philosophers on Sport

Reviews

Seven Ways of Looking at Pointless Suffering by Scott Samuelson

Seven Ways of Looking at Pointless Suffering by Scott Samuelson

Doug Phillips arms us against the slings and arrows, as he tries to find a point to pointless suffering.

The Monarchy of Fear by Martha Nussbaum

The Monarchy of Fear by Martha Nussbaum

Chad Trainer explores the politics of fear with Martha Nussbaum.

Babylon 5

Babylon 5

Stuart Hannabuss has five questions for Mr Morden.

The Enigma of Reason by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber

The Enigma of Reason by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber

We descend from the divine to the human as Peter Stone reasons about the purpose and uniqueness of human reason.

Fiction

The_Great_Crumpled_Paper_Hoax

The Great Crumpled Paper Hoax

A fantasy by Martin Gardner.

Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna

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