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Immanuel Kant

Kant’s Political Philosophy

Kant’s Political Philosophy

Matt Qvortrup explains how the Enlightenment’s leading philosopher went looking for a bit of peace.

In Search of an Ethical Roadmap

In Search of an Ethical Roadmap

Samantha Neave explores how to be a good person, with the help of Immanuel Kant and the Tooth Fairy.

Kant’s Theory of Human Dignity

Kant’s Theory of Human Dignity

Matt McManus explains why people have absolute worth.

Did Kant Solve Skepticism?

Did Kant Solve Skepticism?

Thomas Morrison asks just what Kant learned from his Critique of Pure Reason.

Regulars

The World in Kant’s Head
News: June/July 2022

News: June/July 2022

Mendelssohn Dreams of Enlightenment • Poll Says Public Want Vegan Cars • Bertrand Russell Comes to Bloomsbury — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

The Enticing Light of Progress

The Enticing Light of Progress

Helena Moradi asks if the promise of pure progress is problematic.

Advertising is Immoral

Advertising is Immoral

Peter Gildenhuys says many adverts are saturated with sophistry.

Gender as Biological Fact vs Gender as Social Construction

Gender as Biological Fact vs Gender as Social Construction

Francisco Javier Camacho Jr asks, what difference does it make?

Zhuangzi, Language & Gender

Zhuangzi, Language & Gender

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein asks what Daoist sages might have thought about PC.

Wittgenstein Plays Snooker

Wittgenstein Plays Snooker

Peter Mullen reproduces part of Wittgenstein’s lost work, Bemerkungen Uber Die Grundsätzlichkeit Des Snooker.

Pylyp Orlyk (1672-1742)

Pylyp Orlyk (1672-1742)

Hilarius Bogbinder tells us about an innovative Ukrainian philosopher, democratic theorist and campaigner against tyranny.

Columns

Philosophers on Wine
Kindly with Kant

Street Philosopher: Kindly with Kant

Seán Moran imagines Immanuel as an inn-keeper.

An Unholy Trinity

Tallis in Wonderland: An Unholy Trinity

Raymond Tallis reflects on the man in the mirror.

Simone Weil (1909-1943)

Reviews

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson

Vincent Di Norcia thinks about Roman Emperors.

Why Does Inequality Matter? by T.M. Scanlon

Why Does Inequality Matter? by T.M. Scanlon

Peter Stone gives good reasons why inequality is bad.

Organicity: Entropy or Evolution by David Dobereiner

Organicity: Entropy or Evolution by David Dobereiner

Alan Shepherd scrutinises a new vision of society.

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting

Michael J. Ferreira takes apart a controversial claim about self-education.

Fiction

The Confession

The Confession

Mike Mallory sits in on a future tribunal.

The Deep

The Deep

by George Hopewell

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