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The Greeks

An Ancient Conversation About Motion

An Ancient Conversation About Motion

Matei Tanasă imagines the sort of conversation about change, motion, appearance and reality that philosophers were having in ancient Athens.

Plato’s Myths

Plato’s Myths

Neel Burton asks why the master reasoner turned to launching legends.

The Pandemos

The Pandemos

Michael Baumann imagines what a modern Socratic dialogue might be like.

Aristotle’s Guide To Living Well

Aristotle’s Guide To Living Well

Lawrence Evans contemplates Aristotle’s argument that happiness is the ultimate goal of human life, and that it can best be found in philosophical contemplation.

Regulars

What Have the Greeks Ever Done for Us?
News: August/September 2022

News: August/September 2022

Face-off at Microsoft • Museum argues over ethics of sponsorship • Philosophers meet by candlelight — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

Levinas and Post-Pandemic Masking

Levinas and Post-Pandemic Masking

Adam Birt tells us why Levinas wants us to throw off our face coverings.

How To Be Really Good

How To Be Really Good

Robert Griffiths considers what it takes to actually be a mensch.

Mill, Free Speech & Social Media

Mill, Free Speech & Social Media

Nevin Chellappah asks whether John Stuart Mill’s famous account of free speech is still sustainable in the age of Twitter.

Digital Freedom

Digital Freedom

Roberta Fischli & Thomas Beschorner argue that our digital future is not preprogrammed: it’s about time we start thinking about what it should look like.

Was Spinoza Actually An Atheist?

Was Spinoza Actually An Atheist?

Kenneth Novis says the case hinges on how you define ‘God’.

Daisetsu Suzuki (1870-1966)

Daisetsu Suzuki (1870-1966)

Brian Morris contemplates the ‘ultimate reality’ of a Zen Buddhist philosopher.

Reviews

Metaphysical Animals by Clare Mac Cumhaill & Rachael Wiseman and The Women Are Up to Something by Benjamin Lipscomb

Metaphysical Animals by Clare Mac Cumhaill & Rachael Wiseman and The Women Are Up to Something by Benjamin Lipscomb

Katie Barron look at two books on four famous female philosophers and friends.

The Life Inside by Andy West

The Life Inside by Andy West

Amna Whiston looks at a book on the liberating experience of teaching philosophy in prison.

Don’t Look Up

Don’t Look Up

Dylan Skurka marvels at the human capacity to ignore existential threats.

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson

Vincent Di Norcia thinks about Roman Emperors.

Fiction

The Song of Ulysses

The Song of Ulysses

by Clinton Van Inman

Socrates & Xanthippe

Socrates & Xanthippe

by Wolfgang Niesielski

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