John Gray, Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Allen Lane), $24/£20 John Gray’s philosophy might at first glance appear to be quite concerned with animals. Straw Dogs, the book for which he is perhaps best known, had Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals as its sub-title. Yet it was, as […]
Nietzsche and the Machines
Sebastian Sunday Grève calls on us to decide what kind of life with machines we want.
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 […]
Nietzsche on the Good of the Guise
Constantine Sandis on a largely unnoticed twist.
Strength In Old Age
Gail Weiss celebrates the might of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Simply Nietzsche: a review
Review by Maudemarie Clark and Andrew Winer.
Who is a Meaning of Life For?
Elijah Millgram scouts some answers and counsels caution.
All Good Things Laugh
Michael Hauskeller considers Nietzsche on the death of God and the birth of the superhuman.
Issue 86: introduction from the editor
In 1882, Nietzsche wrote, “God is dead”, adding, in case you had hopes for another timely resurrection, “God remains dead.” You can quibble about what he meant, but at the very least the idea is that the Enlightenment put a dent in ordinary religious belief. The rise of reason, tolerance, and free-thinking at the expense […]
Devon Johnson on Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.
The Relevance of Existentialism
Rebecca Bamford takes on the sceptic.
Philosophy, In a Sense: We Philosophers
Constantine Sandis on us, them, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein.