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Prejudice and Perception

Xenos: Jacques Derrida on Hospitality

Xenos: Jacques Derrida on Hospitality

Peter Benson tackles xenophobia with the help of Jacques Derrida and Plato.

Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law

Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law

Shaun O’Dwyer on reconciling free speech with protection against hate speech.

Homelessness & the Limits of Hospitality

Homelessness & the Limits of Hospitality

Anya Daly says we’ll solve homelessness only when we see it as our problem.

Prostitution & Instrumentalization

Prostitution & Instrumentalization

Rob Lovering argues that a popular argument against prostitution doesn’t work.

Articles

What’s So Bad About Smugness?

What’s So Bad About Smugness?

Emrys Westacott asks whether it really is a terrible moral failing.

The Rise of the Intelligent Authors

The Rise of the Intelligent Authors

Lochlan Bloom wonders what writers will do when computers become better writers than humans.

Santa Claus & the Problem of Evil

Santa Claus & the Problem of Evil

Jimmy Alfonso Licon engages in a little Santodicy for Christmas.

Kant & The Human Subject

Kant & The Human Subject

Brian Morris compares the ways Kant’s question “What is the human being?” has been answered by philosophers and anthropologists.

Defending Humanistic Reasoning

Defending Humanistic Reasoning

Paul Giladi, Alexis Papazoglou, & Giuseppina D’Oro say we need to recognise that science and the humanities are asking and answering different questions.

Seeing the Future in the Present Past

Seeing the Future in the Present Past

Siobhan Lyons perceives the flow of history in terms of organic growth and decay.

Regulars

The False Mirror: A Brief History of Prejudice
News: December 2017 / January 2018

News: December 2017 / January 2018

Human brains to connect to cloud storage! • Mini human brains implanted in rodents! • Psychologists study moral intuition — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Columns

Laozi (Pre-Fourth Century BCE)
Death & The Philosopher

Tallis in Wonderland: Death & The Philosopher

Raymond Tallis on philosophical attitudes to non-being.

Reviews

Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee

Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee

Grant Sterling asks some immediate questions about Ultimate Questions.

Aesthetics & the Sciences of Mind

Aesthetics & the Sciences of Mind

John Greenbank asks if science can ultimately tell us anything about artistic experience.

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Matt Qvortrup contemplates Dude philosophy.

The Monk and the Philosopher by Jean-François Revel & Matthieu Ricard

The Monk and the Philosopher by Jean-François Revel & Matthieu Ricard

Lachlan Dale explores some of the philosophical implications of Tibetan Buddhism.

Ecological Ethics by Patrick Curry

Ecological Ethics by Patrick Curry

Vincent Di Norcia looks at various approaches to ecological ethics.

Elle

Elle

Terri Murray scrutinises a feminist film about a woman who desires her rapist. Warning: SPOILERS

Fiction

Photography In The 18th Century
The Truth

The Truth

Kaya York tries to comprehend Everything.

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