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Radical Theories of Consciousness

The Case For Panpsychism

The Case For Panpsychism

Philip Goff thinks that everything has some degree of consciousness.

Neutral Monism: A Saner Solution to the Mind/Body Problem

Neutral Monism: A Saner Solution to the Mind/Body Problem

Sam Coleman seeks a balance between two extreme views of consciousness.

The Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness

The Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness

Hedda Hassel Mørch asks: what is IIT all about?

Does Consciousness Cause Quantum Collapse?

Does Consciousness Cause Quantum Collapse?

Kelvin McQueen asks whether minds could directly influence physical reality.

Articles

Beyond Bullshit: Donald Trump’s Philosophy of Language

Beyond Bullshit: Donald Trump’s Philosophy of Language

Chris Gavaler and Nathaniel Goldberg analyze Trump’s mode of communication.

The Further History of Sexuality: From Michel Foucault to Miley Cyrus

The Further History of Sexuality: From Michel Foucault to Miley Cyrus

Peter Benson philosophically explores changing attitudes towards sexuality.

Leibniz & the Big Bang

Leibniz & the Big Bang

Eric Kincanon says that Leibniz could have predicted the Big Bang in 1715.

Luther’s Contribution to Feuerbach’s Atheism

Luther’s Contribution to Feuerbach’s Atheism

Van Harvey traces one of the more unexpected consequences of the Reformation.

Terminal Taboo

Terminal Taboo

David Rönnegard articulates some uncomfortable truths about mortality.

What Sorts of Things Exist, & How?

What Sorts of Things Exist, & How?

The following endeavours at listing the existing each win a real solid book.

Reviews

Ponderings II-VI: Black Notebooks 1931-1938 by Martin Heidegger

Ponderings II-VI: Black Notebooks 1931-1938 by Martin Heidegger

Mahon O’Brien asks how far the first English translation of Martin Heidegger’s notebooks show him to be a Nazi.

Freedom’s Right by Axel Honneth

Freedom’s Right by Axel Honneth

Peter Stone questions if it’s worthwhile trying to update Hegel’s politics without addressing his problems.

Everything

Everything

Kaya York experiences monism, mysticism, and Schopenhauerian ethics while playing David OReilly’s video game.

I Find That Offensive by Claire Fox

I Find That Offensive by Claire Fox

Terri Murray isn’t offended by Claire Fox’s book about the politics of being offended.

The Philosophy of Creativity edited by Elliot Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman

The Philosophy of Creativity edited by Elliot Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman

Les Reid has a creative response to a book on the philosophy of creativity.

Westworld

Westworld

Leo Cookman performs an Unheimlich manoeuvre to review a disturbing android saga.

Regulars

Can Science Explain Consciousness?
News: August/September 2017

News: August/September 2017

Martha Nussbaum Calls for Wrinkly Rebellion • Mass extinction • Mass migration • Morality bubbles on Twitter — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Columns

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
Don’t Be So Sure

Philosophy Then: Don’t Be So Sure

Peter Adamson on skepticism in the history of philosophy.

Against Panpsychism

Tallis in Wonderland: Against Panpsychism

Raymond Tallis argues that mind is not everywhere.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

Fiction

Living With A Panpsychist

Living With A Panpsychist

by Thomas Machter

The Physicist’s Mind

The Physicist’s Mind

Daniel Harper peers into the murky depths.

On Reading Kant

On Reading Kant

by Brandon Robshaw

Philosophy Incarnate

Philosophy Incarnate

Sheldon Currie watches Socrates take on the modern academy.

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