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The best possible world

Leibnizian optimism in the secular West

Lloyd Strickland
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The promise of pessimism

Life when optimism is unconscionable

David Bather Woods
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Existentialism and the future of humanity

How philosophy might save the planet

Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei
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The meaning of death

Aging is necessary for existence

Santiago Zabala
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The hypocrisy of the West

How torture undermines reason

Kishore Mahbubani
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The morality of animals

Interventionism or isolationism

Christopher Belshaw
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Pandemic prediction from Lucretius

How being afraid of death is making some people less ethical

Thomas Nail
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Beyond catastrophe

We might all be better people once the Covid-19 crisis has subsided

Jay Garfield
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The Dark Side

Our fascination with evil and why it makes sense.

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The Art of Boredom

Rather than an individual experience, boredom can be a philosophical key to understanding modern life

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Animal Morality: 3 questions with Mark Rowlands

Philosophy tells us that animals cannot be moral. But what if philosophy is wrong? Mark Rowlands argues the case.

Mark Rowlands
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The Weird and the Wonderful

In Europe belief in religion declines as science advances. Yet interest in ley lines or solstice rituals increases. Why?

Alastair McIntosh

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When social instincts come undone

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Moral convictions unite us amid quarantine

Barry C. Smith
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Emergency ethics

Abandon freedoms, focus on duties to society

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Life, risk and Covid-19

Rejecting Heidegger's nihilism

John Milbank
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The attraction of apocalypse

The philosophy of our fascination with disaster

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Pandemic prediction from Lucretius

How being afraid of death is making some people less ethical

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How to do the right thing in a pandemic

The precautionary principle can save lives

Rupert Read
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Hegel for our Times

Judith Butler on the ethics of interdependence

Judith Butler
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The Dark Side

Our fascination with evil and why it makes sense.

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Why We Should Care About Our Corpse

The political significance of the destruction of the dead

Thomas Laqueur
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Is Religion Necessarily Irrational?

Religion reasonably puts the relation between the individual and the collective at its core

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There Is No Universal Objective Morality – An Interview With Homi Bhabha

What is the good in a multicultural global world?

Homi Bhabha
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