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Question Marx

Karl Marx: Man & Mind

Karl Marx: Man & Mind

Matt Qvortrup argues that Marx still inspires those longing for a better world.

A New Twist on Old Ideas

A New Twist on Old Ideas

Lucian Lupescu sees how far Kant’s and Marx’s ideals overlap.

Marx & Nietzsche

Marx & Nietzsche

Jack Fox-Williams explores power, class and religion.

Popper on Marx on History

Popper on Marx on History

Chris Christensen considers a clash of two colossal Karls.

Regulars

Question Marx

Editorial: Question Marx

by Grant Bartley

News: April/May 2019

News: April/May 2019

Word frequency reveals morality’s tides • Marx’s tomb vandalised • Black holes evade conceptual capture — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Will Bouwman considers the development of a paradigmatic revolutionary.

Is Philosophy Still The Friend Of Wisdom?

Is Philosophy Still The Friend Of Wisdom?

Each answer below receives a book. Apologies to the many entrants not included. Thanks to Finn Janning for suggesting this month’s question.

Socratic Wisdom & The Knowledge of Children

Socratic Wisdom & The Knowledge of Children

Maria daVenza Tillmanns uncovers the natural philosopher in us all.

Against Stupidity in the Media

Against Stupidity in the Media

Angela Phillips is the winner of Philosophy Now’s 2019 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. She gave this acceptance talk at Conway Hall in January.

What is Panspiritism?

What is Panspiritism?

Steve Taylor introduces an alternative way of conceiving consciousness.

What is it Like to be a Dragonfly?

What is it Like to be a Dragonfly?

Benedict O’Connell explores puzzles of perception with Locke, Kant and Nagel.

Columns

R.G. Collingwood (1889-1943)
The Other Side of the Coins

Philosophy Then: The Other Side of the Coins

Peter Adamson on the philosophical edge of numismatics.

On Failing to be a Philosopher

Tallis in Wonderland: On Failing to be a Philosopher

Raymond Tallis thinks through what not thinking things through involves.

Roger Bacon (c.1214 - c.1292)

Reviews

Logos by Raymond Tallis

Logos by Raymond Tallis

We seek purpose and enlightenment as Stephen Anderson attempts to understand Raymond Tallis’s attempt to understand our understanding of the world.

Why Buddhism Is True by Robert Wright

Why Buddhism Is True by Robert Wright

Lachlan Dale considers a naturalistic view of Buddhism.

Arrival

Arrival

Christopher Carroll asks if communicating with aliens really would be possible.

War: An Enquiry by A.C. Grayling

War: An Enquiry by A.C. Grayling

Chad Trainer muses on A.C. Grayling’s modern perspective on war.

Fiction

Masterplan

Masterplan

by Julie McNeill

An Unwanted Visitation

An Unwanted Visitation

Craig Potter on a conversation out of time.

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