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Religion & Secularism

Meaning in the Executive Suite

Meaning in the Executive Suite

Ken Hines doesn’t succumb to corporate propaganda about meaning.

Einstein & The Rebbe

Einstein & The Rebbe

Ronald Pies sets up a dialogue between science and religion.

Christianity & Homosexuality

Christianity & Homosexuality

Rick Aaron argues that religious recommendations are sometimes unrealistic.

Beyond Humanism?

Beyond Humanism?

Robert Griffiths argues that humanist ethics has significant limitations.

Regulars

When Tides of Thought Meet
News: June/July 2020

News: June/July 2020

Art exhibition honours Germany’s first African philosopher • Prize for Disagreeing • Latour de France says we can change — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

The Plague & The Plague

The Plague & The Plague

Dylan Daniel finds many contemporary resonances in Albert Camus’ novel.

Social Distancing in Solitude

Social Distancing in Solitude

J.R. Davis asks what Thoreau’s experience of isolation can teach us.

Philosophy & The Creation of the Individual

Philosophy & The Creation of the Individual

Mark Vernon chronicles a revolution in consciousness.

Et In Arcadia Ego

Et In Arcadia Ego

Vaitsa Giannouli asks philosophical questions about dementia and responsibility.

Those Who Justify Genocide

Those Who Justify Genocide

Michael McManus asks what remains of morality in the face of genocide.

John Locke (1632-1704)

John Locke (1632-1704)

John P. Irish goes into full Locke-down with a titan of philosophy.

Columns

Teresa de Ávila (1515-1582)
Why Minor Figures Can Be Majorly Interesting

Philosophy Then: Why Minor Figures Can Be Majorly Interesting

Peter Adamson looks at the value of looking at the overlooked.

Corvid Captured

Street Philosopher: Corvid Captured

Seán Moran investigates indoor ornithology.

Philosophy in the Time of Plague, Part 1

Tallis in Wonderland: Philosophy in the Time of Plague, Part 1

Raymond Tallis has thoughts whilst handwashing. For Max, who is just discovering his hands.

Reviews

The Subject of Experience by Galen Strawson

The Subject of Experience by Galen Strawson

Bill Meacham subjects Galen Strawson to his critical experience.

The Character Gap by Christian B. Miller

The Character Gap by Christian B. Miller

Massimo Pigliucci is frank about human character.

A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men

Matt Qvortrup casts Tom Cruise as a Kantian and Jack Nicholson as a utilitarian in this Cold War courtroom ethics epic.

Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber

Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber

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

Fiction

Taurek & the Drowned Man

Taurek & the Drowned Man

by Daniel Galef

The Power of Argument

The Power of Argument

Meriel Patrick conducts an infinitely long train of thought.

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