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Nietzsche Past & Future

Eternal Recurrence Revisited

Eternal Recurrence Revisited

Brandon Robshaw looks again at Nietzsche’s idea of the eternal repetition of life.

‘I Am A God’: On Becoming More Than Human

‘I Am A God’: On Becoming More Than Human

David Birch compares the attitudes of Friedrich Nietzsche and Kanye West.

Two Famous Philistines of Philosophy

Two Famous Philistines of Philosophy

Christopher Devlin Brown sees similarities and differences in Nietzsche’s and Plato’s critiques of art.

To Forget or To Remember?

To Forget or To Remember?

Paul Doolan on what Nietzsche thought we can, and can’t, get out of history.

Regulars

Articles

When Worlds (moral & causal) Collide

When Worlds (moral & causal) Collide

Toni Vogel Carey wrestles with conflicts of duty.

To Infinity… and Beyond!

To Infinity… and Beyond!

Owain Griffin takes a leap beyond the limits of numbers, into concepts.

Return To Infinity!

Return To Infinity!

Les Reid wonders whether the universe might turn out to be infinite after all.

Escaping the Academic Coal Mine

Escaping the Academic Coal Mine

David Rönnegard argues that academia must focus on unearthing gems.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Mark Willingham looks at the philosophy of the great artist.

What & Why Are Human Rights?

What & Why Are Human Rights?

Our readers give their thoughts, each winning the right to a random book.

Columns

Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992)
Life & The Mind

Philosophy Then: Life & The Mind

Peter Adamson wonders if we can learn philosophy from a life.

Against Neural Philosophy Of Mind

Tallis in Wonderland: Against Neural Philosophy Of Mind

Raymond Tallis argues that your brain waves are not themselves thoughts.

Heraclitus (c.535-475 BCE)

Reviews

Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber

Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein writes in praise of Industry in our postindustrial morass.

Philosophical Posthumanism by Francesca Ferrando

Philosophical Posthumanism by Francesca Ferrando

Roberto Manzocco explores the posthuman condition.

Fellow Creatures by Christine Korsgaard

Fellow Creatures by Christine Korsgaard

Chad Trainer asks whether animals should be considered moral ‘ends in themselves’.

Zombies

Zombies

Chris Ferbrache wonders why zombie movies have remained so popular for almost a century.

Fiction

The Last Question

The Last Question

by Ben G. Yacobi

Morality Games

Morality Games

Steve Brewer’s players discuss a strategy for selfish ethical behaviour.

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