Is it unfair to foist upon those probably locked down somewhere a number of philosophical essays largely devoted to what’s going on outside? Yes, yes it is, but who said philosophy magazines had to be fair?
In this issue’s central essays, Toby Friend works through a tangle of thoughts about the posits of science and the proposition that there’s only one world out there. Emily Thomas considers maps and how they influence our perception of the world. Julia Maskivker wonders whether loud calls to ‘Get out and vote!’ should maybe implore us to do better, and not just vote, but take great care to vote well. Albert Spencer homes in on what pragmatism can tells us about decision making in a pandemic. Rachel Paine considers the remarkable vision of the good life owed to Gabrielle Suchon. Finally, as some now hope that Donald Trump is nothing more than an orange glow fading on the horizon, Dieter Declercq takes up the value of political satire. After four years of Trump, can we finally say, with some sincerity in our voices, that we shall overcomb?