General Articles

Obscurantism & The Language of Excess

Siobhan Lyons tries not to use either to explain what and why they are.
[Issue 104 :: September/October 2014]

Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762-1814)

Matt Qvortrup on the cosmopolitan idealist who became the misunderstood father of German nationalism.
[Issue 104 :: September/October 2014]

Climate of Disbelief

Paul Biegler asks whether the way we form our beliefs means we’re hardwired to succumb to global warming.
[Issue 103 :: July/August 2014]

Does Philosophy Get Out of Date?

Mary Midgley says philosophy is about understanding the context and about understanding how we came to be where we are.
[Issue 103 :: July/August 2014]

The Philosophical Library

Rick Lewis on libraries, philosophical classics, unexpected discoveries and the challenges of a digital age.
[Issue 103 :: July/August 2014]

How to Read Philosophy

What follows is an extract from a forthcoming book called AQA AS Philosophy by Gerald Jones, Dan Cardinal & Jeremy Hayward – an engaging, student-friendly textbook designed to help UK high school students embrace and enjoy philosophy at AS level. It seemed such a useful guide that we decided to print it here as well.
[Issue 103 :: July/August 2014]

Public Life, John Dewey, and Media Technology

Hans Lenk and Ulrich Arnswald use John Dewey’s distinction between public and private life to consider some implications of information technology.
[Issue 103 :: July/August 2014]

The Impossibility of Maximizing Good Consequences

Lawrence Crocker on lotteries, reasonable actions, and weird outliers.
[Issue 103 :: July/August 2014]

How Should I Live?

The following readers’ answers to this central human question each win a book.
[Issue 103 :: July/August 2014]

Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872)

Dale DeBakcsy tells us how Ludwig Feuerbach revolutionized philosophy and got absolutely no credit for it.
[Issue 103 :: July/August 2014]

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