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Socrates, Plato and Modern Life

Rediscovering Plato’s Vision

Rediscovering Plato’s Vision

Mark Vernon sees Plato in an old light.

Socrates, Memory & The Internet

Socrates, Memory & The Internet

Matt Bluemink uses a Socratic argument to assess the influence of the net on our brains and our minds.

Embracing Imperfection: Plato vs Nussbaum On Love

Embracing Imperfection: Plato vs Nussbaum On Love

Lillian Wilde contemplates what love means.

Socrates & Pre-Truth Politics

Socrates & Pre-Truth Politics

Spencer Klavan proclaims Socrates’ revolutionary answer to Nietzsche and Trump.

Articles

How Cubism Tried To Create A New Language

How Cubism Tried To Create A New Language

Stuart Greenstreet wonders why Cubist communication failed to catch on.

Democracy & the Unreasonable: Lessons from Rawls

Democracy & the Unreasonable: Lessons from Rawls

Francisco Mejia Uribe asks if democracy can overcome fundamentalism.

To Connect Or Not To Connect?

To Connect Or Not To Connect?

Dana Andreicut wonders whether, or not, to escape into the Matrix.

The Experience Machine and Psychiatric Drugs

The Experience Machine and Psychiatric Drugs

Emil Asplund & Erik Gustavsson try to find the truth about medication.

Robert Pirsig & His Metaphysics of Quality

Robert Pirsig & His Metaphysics of Quality

Anthony McWatt explores the philosophical ideas underlying the culture-changing 1970s blockbuster Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Michael Oakeshott (1901-1990)

Michael Oakeshott (1901-1990)

Alistair MacFarlane considers the modes of life of a conservative philosopher.

Reviews

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

Ponderings II-VI: Black Notebooks 1931-1938 by Martin Heidegger

Ponderings II-VI: Black Notebooks 1931-1938 by Martin Heidegger

Mahon O’Brien asks how far the first English translation of Martin Heidegger’s notebooks show him to be a Nazi.

Freedom’s Right by Axel Honneth

Freedom’s Right by Axel Honneth

Peter Stone questions if it’s worthwhile trying to update Hegel’s politics without addressing his problems.

Everything

Everything

Kaya York experiences monism, mysticism, and Schopenhauerian ethics while playing David OReilly’s video game.

Regulars

Socrates & Plato Now & Then
News: October/November 2017

News: October/November 2017

Philosophic Park: Beware of Intellectual Dinosaurs! • Robot Council jerks into motion • Scientists tamper with the stuff of life (again) — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Columns

Who Speaks For Socrates?

Philosophy Then: Who Speaks For Socrates?

Peter Adamson finds Socrates speaking for everyone else.

Time, Reciprocal Containment, & The Ouroboros

Tallis in Wonderland: Time, Reciprocal Containment, & The Ouroboros

Raymond Tallis tries to fit everything in, in time.

Fiction

The Reverse Solipsist

The Reverse Solipsist

Ray Liikanen overhears a modern-day Socratic dialogue.

Living With A Panpsychist

Living With A Panpsychist

by Thomas Machter

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