Issue 137

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Issue 137: April/May 2020


Nietzsche’s Hammer

by Tim B-Gray


The Philosophy Now Festival 2020

Report by Anja Steinbauer


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

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

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?

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

Our Nietzschean Future

Paul O’Mahoney considers the awful fate Nietzsche predicts for humanity.


When Worlds (moral & causal) Collide

Toni Vogel Carey wrestles with conflicts of duty.

To Infinity… and Beyond!

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

Return To Infinity!

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

Escaping the Academic Coal Mine

David Rönnegard argues that academia must focus on unearthing gems.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Mark Willingham looks at the philosophy of the great artist.

What & Why Are Human Rights?

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


Roger Scruton (1944-2020)

Piers Benn remembers his friend and colleague.



Letters About Nothing • Climate of Change • There Are Others • Freedom & Bondage • Face Values • Modern Omniscience • Bad Thoughts? Full Marx! • Philosophy: What Is It Good For?


Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992)

by Terence Green

Life & The Mind

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

Against Neural Philosophy Of Mind

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


Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber

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

Philosophical Posthumanism by Francesca Ferrando

Roberto Manzocco explores the posthuman condition.

Fellow Creatures by Christine Korsgaard

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


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


Paul Wood’s Cartoon

by Paul Wood

Simon & Finn

by Melissa Felder


Morality Games

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

The Last Question

by Ben G. Yacobi

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