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The easy is the enemy of the good

Doing the right thing is often difficult and many take the easy way out

Gordon Marino
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Wittgenstein at the Olympics

We're all playing the language game

Ian Ground
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21 07 15.Pursuing happiness

Pursuing happiness is a mistake

The limits of utilitarianism in a pandemic

Amna Whiston
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21 06 30.Kierkegaard solitude

Kierkegaard against the herd

Everyone is the exception

Alastair Hannay
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21 06 22.The true self

The true self: a most convenient fiction

Good to believe in, even if not real

Rebecca Schlegel
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21 06 08.The resonance of violence

The resonance of violence

The reality of virtual and symbolic crimes

Christopher Bartel
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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

Beyond catastrophe

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

Jay Garfield
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What if there is nothing I should do

What If There’s Nothing You Should Do?

You won’t believe the answer!

Bart Streumer
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The Art of Boredom

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

Andrew Bowie
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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 Dark Side

Our fascination with evil and why it makes sense.

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The animal that i am

The myth of human exceptionalism

Technologists will not find solutions to our animal condition

Melanie Challenger
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Schopenhauer vs Nietzsche: The meaning of suffering

The answer depends on how you respond to tragedy

Joshua Foa Dienstag
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The best possible world

Leibnizian optimism in the secular West

Lloyd Strickland
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Pessimissm

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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Ageing

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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Human atrocities and unnatural beings

When social instincts come undone

David Livingstone Smith
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The unity of values in a crisis

Moral convictions unite us amid quarantine

Barry C. Smith
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Emergency ethics

Abandon freedoms, focus on duties to society

Hugo Slim
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Life, risk and Covid-19

Rejecting Heidegger's nihilism

John Milbank
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