John Martin Fischer analyzes two tropes of political debate.
Calling Philosophers Names
Christopher Moore unearths the meaning of “philosopher”.
Issue 94: introduction from the editor
Once upon a time philosophy of language was, in the jargon of academic philosophers, an “AOS” (area of specialisation) of mine. In those days it was a nightmare being asked what I was working on in non-philosophy settings. In fact, when I met my husband one of our first conversations was about my work on […]
A Theory of Justice at Fifty
Alan Haworth is the author of Understanding the Political Philosophers: From Ancient to Modern Times. He is working on a study of political philosophy since 1945.
Want to learn philosophy? Then teach it.
Sharon Kaye gives you permission to try philosophy for kids.
Oliver Traldi asks what we owe to online “friends”.
Issue 94 Thoughts: introduction
If you think of philosophy as a way to escape from the calamities and irritants of 2021, you will find much that is pleasing in this section. Steven Nadler’s discussion of Spinoza and Stoicism starts with the charming fact that an inventory of the philosopher’s possessions, upon his death, revealed that he owned two pairs […]
Back to School
Jean Kazez draws a lesson from David Hockney’s iPad art.
Issue 94: Living the Life of the Mind
Charlotte Knowles on dealing with the death of her father.
Issue 93: introduction from the editor
Philosophy is a lot of things, but it’s also mostly talking. Think of the paradigm case: Socrates and the corrupted youth, all in togas, dust hanging in the air, the sun in their eyes. They’re not meditating. There are no test tubes. They might be drinking tea, gesturing, shaking their heads, furrowing their brows, but […]
Issue 93: Living the Life of the Mind
Charlotte Knowles on “moving on” from #MeToo
Nietzsche on the Good of the Guise
Constantine Sandis on a largely unnoticed twist.