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The Tree of Knowledge

The Limits of Argument

The Limits of Argument

Howard Darmstadter asks why rational debate doesn’t often change minds.

Criticising Science

Criticising Science

Martin Kusch and Alexander Reutlinger discuss the ways science is criticised.

I Don’t Believe It!

I Don’t Believe It!

Dene Bebbington presents a couple of bad but popular arguments.

Escaping Scepticism with Hegel & Heidegger

Escaping Scepticism with Hegel & Heidegger

Benedict O’Connell asks, must reasoning ultimately rest upon mere assumption?

Regulars

Tree of Knowledge
News: February/March 2021

News: News: February/March 2021

Time travel “possible without paradoxes&rduqo; • Legal ethics pioneer dies • Germany bans slaughter of male chicks — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

The View From Somewhere Else

The View From Somewhere Else

Andy Owen travels to see various perspectives from various perspectives.

Anxious Idleness

Anxious Idleness

Why are we incapable of guilt-free leisure? Jacob Snyder says, blame John Locke!

Further Animal Liberation

Further Animal Liberation

John Tamilio III augments the arguments of Peter Singer.

How to Look at Facebook

How to Look at Facebook

Devon Bombassei considers the irony of our ‘liberation’ in the digital age.

Columns

The Missing Link

Philosophy Then: The Missing Link

Peter Adamson perceives absences in Indian epistemology.

Floating Over Fallowfield

Street Philosopher: Floating Over Fallowfield

Seán Moran takes a bird’s-eye view of risk.

Reviews

Why We Are in Need of Tails by Maria daVenza Tillmanns

Why We Are in Need of Tails by Maria daVenza Tillmanns

Philosophy is child’s play this issue, as Sergey Borisov explores the existential need for commitment using tails.

Philosophy Friends! by Francisco Mejia Uribe

Philosophy Friends! by Francisco Mejia Uribe

Max Rocky Zelcer and Mark Zelcer review five short childrens’ books starring their Philosophy Friends!

Cuties (Mignonnes)

Cuties (Mignonnes)

Majalli Fatah rips apart a so-called ‘feminist’ critique of an uncomfortable feminist film.

Truth by Simon Blackburn

Truth by Simon Blackburn

Nick Everitt is unconvinced that what Simon Blackburn says about truth is true.

Fiction

The Tragedy and the Paradox of Greek Civilization
The Real Thing

The Real Thing

Raul Casso takes Reality 101.

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