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 […]
Review by Maudemarie Clark and Andrew Winer.
The new books we feature in this issue do important things for their readers, but three completely different things. John Kaag’s new book Sick Souls, Healthy Minds is an outright self-helpish account of “how William James can save your life.” Our reviewer, Tess Varner, says she enjoyed it so much she had bought copies for […]
Dieter Declercq draws on Nietzsche, Hume, and Pascal to explain how satire addresses the difficulties of changing the world.
Elijah Millgram scouts some answers and counsels caution.
Nolen Gertz explains how nihilism might conquer the world, and what it means for democracy
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 […]
Erik J. Wielenberg is here to calm your fears.
Constantine Sandis on us, them, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein.
Shannon M. Mussett on the relevance of her thinking today.