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Frankenstein & Philosophy

Frankenstein Lives!

Frankenstein Lives!

Tim Madigan considers the core philosophical themes of the long-lived novel.

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein & Moral Philosophy

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein & Moral Philosophy

Raymond Boisvert explores prominent ethical facets of Frankenstein.

Regulars

Creature Discomforts
News: October/November 2018

News: October/November 2018

China hosts vast World Congress • Johns Hopkins philosophy department prepares to throw big party • Causality starts to look wobbly — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

Why Is There A World?

Why Is There A World?

Carlo Filice wonders why a god would bother to create a world.

What Makes A Philosopher?

What Makes A Philosopher?

Siobhan Lyons hunts down a philosopher’s essential ingredients.

A Brief Explanation of Anarchism

A Brief Explanation of Anarchism

Mary Shelley’s father, political philosopher William Godwin, was the first modern exponent of anarchism. In his honour, Nick Gutierrez states the stateless ideal.

Does Western Philosophy Have Egyptian Roots?

Does Western Philosophy Have Egyptian Roots?

Peter Flegel highlights possible connections between early Greek philosophy and the ideas of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt.

Abortion & Phenomenology

Abortion & Phenomenology

Michael Kowalik considers a possible implication of abortion for self-awareness.

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

Sandrine Bergès considers the too short wanderings of a political philosopher.

Columns

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
Instrumental In Iraq

Street Philosopher: Instrumental In Iraq

Seán Moran blows the whistle on Plato’s flautophobia.

A Vindication of A Vindication

Philosophy Then: A Vindication of A Vindication

Peter Adamson asks what Mary Wollstonecraft wanted.

Technoimmortalization

Tallis in Wonderland: Technoimmortalization

Raymond Tallis tells us how (not) to live forever.

Reviews

To Be Born: Genesis of a New Human Being by Luce Irigaray

To Be Born: Genesis of a New Human Being by Luce Irigaray

Dharmender Dhillonmuses on Luce Irigaray’s best way to make an individual.

Judged by Ziyad Marar

Judged by Ziyad Marar

Alexander Hooke judges a book about being judged.

Philosophy For Non-Philosophers by Louis Althusser

Philosophy For Non-Philosophers by Louis Althusser

Neil Richardson philosophises on what Louis Althusser has to say to non-philosophers.

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

David White takes a long strange trip with Jerry Garcia to watch Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein.

Fiction

At the Existentialist Park

At the Existentialist Park

Douglas Groothuis reports an unexpected meeting of minds.

Which Is To Say

Which Is To Say

by Scott F. Parker

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