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Art & Philosophy

Art & Morality: A Bittersweet Symphony

Art & Morality: A Bittersweet Symphony

Jessica Logue conducts an investigation into their relationship.

Pact or Artifact?

Pact or Artifact?

Greg Stone offers a contractual definition of art, among other artful ideas.

The Not So Benign World of Photography

The Not So Benign World of Photography

Atika Qasim questions her own, and others’, motives for taking photos.

From Conceptual Art to Social Art

From Conceptual Art to Social Art

Peter Benson watches this ‘art movement’ with raised eyebrows.

Regulars

Art & Soul

Editorial: Art & Soul

by Rick Lewis

News: April/May 2021

News: April/May 2021

Milgram II: The Horror Returns • Laroui Only Lives Thrice • Do Martian Microbes Have Rights? — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

The Moore the Merrier

The Moore the Merrier

Gary Cox opens up G.E. Moore’s ethics, and his open question argument.

A Philosophical Autobiography

A Philosophical Autobiography

Robin Wynyard reflects on his philosophical journey, and how this has influenced his thoughts about ageing.

Truth & Alienation In a Covid World

Truth & Alienation In a Covid World

Alex Duell explores how the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent shift to life online has contributed to human alienation from nature.

Camus, The Plague and Us

Camus, The Plague and Us

Ray Boisvert on Albert Camus, Thomas Merton and a call to be a healer in a crisis.

Flash Philosophy

Flash Philosophy

M.G. Piety quickly considers condensed contemplation.

The Last Will and Testament of Donatien-Alphonse-François Sade, Man of Letters

The Last Will and Testament of Donatien-Alphonse-François Sade, Man of Letters

The Marquis De Sade’s actual will, translated into English by R J Dent.

Reviews

A Social Theory of Freedom by Mariam Thalos

A Social Theory of Freedom by Mariam Thalos

We dive into the crosscurrents of society and identity, as Matt Teichman is captured by an idea of freedom.

Cynical Theories by James Lindsay & Helen Pluckrose

Cynical Theories by James Lindsay & Helen Pluckrose

Stephen Anderson takes Social Justice Warriors to philosophical task.

Disobey! by Frédéric Gros

Disobey! by Frédéric Gros

Tim Moxham urges us to disobey!

Sci Fi & The Meaning of Life

Sci Fi & The Meaning of Life

Shai Tubali sees how non-human minds mirror our condition back to us. [CONTAINS SPOILERS!]

Fiction

A Day by the Stream with Heraclitus
Friedrich Nietzsche’s Coffee Morning

Friedrich Nietzsche’s Coffee Morning

Stephen McKenzie records a (mostly) friendly meeting between Friedrich Nietzsche, Khalil Gibran and Diotima of Mantinea.

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