John Martin Fischer analyzes two tropes of political debate.
Christopher Moore unearths the meaning of “philosopher”.
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 […]
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.
Sharon Kaye gives you permission to try philosophy for kids.
Oliver Traldi asks what we owe to online “friends”.
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 […]
Jean Kazez draws a lesson from David Hockney’s iPad art.
Charlotte Knowles on dealing with the death of her father.
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 […]
Charlotte Knowles on “moving on” from #MeToo
Constantine Sandis on a largely unnoticed twist.