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Time of the Magicians by Wolfram Eilenberger

Time of the Magicians by Wolfram Eilenberger

This issue we travel back in time in Germany, as Leonid Bilmes uses words and symbols to consider the words and symbols of four famous ‘Weimar magicians’.
[Issue 146 :: October/November 2021]

All Things are Nothing To Me by Jacob Blumenfeld

All Things are Nothing To Me by Jacob Blumenfeld

Douglas Groothuis thinks nothing of Max Stirner’s nihilism.
[Issue 146 :: October/November 2021]

Just Deserts: Debating Free Will by Daniel C. Dennett & Gregg D. Caruso

Just Deserts: Debating Free Will by Daniel C. Dennett & Gregg D. Caruso

Stuart Jeffries considers the moral implications of a (possible) lack of free will.
[Issue 145 :: August/September 2021]

Good Sport by Thomas H. Murray

Good Sport by Thomas H. Murray

Dan Ray asks why drugs cannot be a part of good sport.
[Issue 145 :: August/September 2021]

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism by Kristen R. Ghodsee

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism by Kristen R. Ghodsee

Amber Edwards surveys the position of women under socialism.
[Issue 145 :: August/September 2021]

What is Philosophy For? by Mary Midgley

What is Philosophy For? by Mary Midgley

To philosophy… and beyond! John Shand agrees with Mary Midgley about philosophy’s purpose.
[Issue 144 :: June/July 2021]

Philosophy in a Technological World: Gods and Titans by James Tartaglia

Philosophy in a Technological World: Gods and Titans by James Tartaglia

Kieran Brayford thinks ahead.
[Issue 144 :: June/July 2021]

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence by Brian Cantwell Smith

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence by Brian Cantwell Smith

Joshua Schrier asks whether artificial real intelligence is possible.
[Issue 144 :: June/July 2021]

A Social Theory of Freedom by Mariam Thalos

A Social Theory of Freedom by Mariam Thalos

We dive into the crosscurrents of society and identity, as Matt Teichman is captured by an idea of freedom.
[Issue 143 :: April/May 2021]

Cynical Theories by James Lindsay & Helen Pluckrose

Cynical Theories by James Lindsay & Helen Pluckrose

Stephen Anderson takes Social Justice Warriors to philosophical task.
[Issue 143 :: April/May 2021]

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