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 […]
Sebastian Sunday Grève calls on us to decide what kind of life with machines we want.
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 […]
Constantine Sandis on a largely unnoticed twist.
Gail Weiss celebrates the might of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Review by Maudemarie Clark and Andrew Winer.
Elijah Millgram scouts some answers and counsels caution.
Michael Hauskeller considers Nietzsche on the death of God and the birth of the superhuman.
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.
Rebecca Bamford takes on the sceptic.
Constantine Sandis on us, them, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein.