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Ancient Greek Wisdom

Fellowship For Aristotle & Tolkien

Fellowship For Aristotle & Tolkien

Andy Owen explains what Aristotle was tolkien about.

The Wisdom of Ignorance

The Wisdom of Ignorance

Daniel Silvermintz wants us to rediscover the virtue of Socratic ignorance.

What Philosophy Does To Philosophers

What Philosophy Does To Philosophers

Rohan Somji looks at the consequences of thinking for three antique thinkers.

A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Matthew Gindin thinks that the Stoics have useful advice for us right now.

Regulars

Greeks Bearing Gifts
News: February/March 2020

News: February/March 2020

Charred scrolls yield Philodemus’ notes • French philosophers debate their future • A ‘philosophical belief’ wins legal protection — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

An Essay on Nothing

An Essay on Nothing

Sophia Gottfried meditates on the emptiness of non-existence.

Francis Fukuyama & the Perils of Identity

Francis Fukuyama & the Perils of Identity

Peter Benson critiques a liberal but nationalistic brand of identity politics.

How To Change Your Mind

How To Change Your Mind

Steven Campbell-Harris tells us how philosophy can change thinking.

Immanuel Kant’s Globalization Program

Immanuel Kant’s Globalization Program

Dan Corjescu looks at how Kant wanted to unite the world.

Kant’s Opus postumum

Kant’s Opus postumum

Terrence Thomson wrestles with Kant’s unfinished work to ask what we should expect from philosophy books.

Ambivalence

Ambivalence

E.T. Urso has some philosophical ambivalence for us especially for Valentine’s Day.

Columns

Heraclitus (c.535-475 BCE)
The Pleasure Principle

Philosophy Then: The Pleasure Principle

Peter Adamson takes pleasure in pondering ancient hedonism.

Destined In Delhi

Street Philosopher: Destined In Delhi

Seán Moran contemplates kismet and choreography.

Paying Attention to Attention

Tallis in Wonderland: Paying Attention to Attention

Raymond Tallis becomes aware that he can’t afford to ignore attention.

Reviews

I Am Dynamite! by Sue Prideaux

I Am Dynamite! by Sue Prideaux

Scott Parker looks at Sue Prideaux’s (armour) penetrating biography of Friedrich Nietzsche.

Nihilism & Philosophy by Gideon Barker

Nihilism & Philosophy by Gideon Barker

Roger Caldwell scrutinises philosophical revolutions.

Probably Approximately Correct by Leslie Valiant

Probably Approximately Correct by Leslie Valiant

Joshua Schrier is approximately correct, probably.

Joker

Joker

Ștefan Bolea meditates on madness at the movies.

Fiction

Achilles and the Tortoise

Achilles and the Tortoise

by Peter Mullen

What is Freedom?

What is Freedom?

Vincent Kavaloski modernises Plato’s allegory of the Cave.

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