Fiction: Fiction

Friedrich Nietzsche’s Coffee Morning

Stephen McKenzie records a (mostly) friendly meeting between Friedrich Nietzsche, Khalil Gibran and Diotima of Mantinea.
[Issue 143 :: April/May 2021]

Hegel Walks Into A Bar…

James V. Mead overhears Hegel mansplaining #MeToo.
[Issue 140 :: October/November 2020]

The Power of Argument

Meriel Patrick conducts an infinitely long train of thought.
[Issue 138 :: June/July 2020]

What is Freedom?

Vincent Kavaloski modernises Plato’s allegory of the Cave.
[Issue 136 :: February/March 2020]

Trump & Arendt Debate The Wall: Fictive Questions, Real Answers

Rayyan Dabbous pieces together a fictional debate using real quotes from Donald Trump, POTUS, and Hannah Arendt, political philosopher.
[Issue 135 :: December 2019 / January 2020]

Mill Meets Gandhi

Utilitarian philosopher John Stuart Mill worked for the British East India Company for 35 years. Long after Mill’s death, Gandhi led India to independence. Eugene Alper imagines a meeting of these two great political thinkers.
[Issue 133 :: August/September 2019]


Sebastian Richardson eavesdrops on Martin Heidegger’s relationship counselling.
[Issue 130 :: February/March 2019]

The Light From Our Eyes

Stephen Brewer wonders what’s in the (mind’s) eye of the beholder.
[Issue 129 :: December 2018 / January 2019]

At the Existentialist Park

Douglas Groothuis reports an unexpected meeting of minds.
[Issue 128 :: October/November 2018]

What Is It Like To Be A Bot?

Keith Frankish asks if it’s possible to know whether humans, or robots, have minds.
[Issue 126 :: June/July 2018]

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