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The strange allure of borders

Why are we drawn to what divides us?

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The Plague, Camus, and hope

Overcoming absurdity during a pandemic

Stephen Beale
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A Defence of Progress

How to avoid the self-fulfilling prophecy of pessimism

Raymond Tallis
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The Fantasy of Reality

Why belief in reality is a dangerous mistake

Hilary Lawson
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The Elusiveness of Facts

Why Facts Elude Us

Language tangles and competing realities

Joanna Kavenna
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15 Ideas that Inspired the World’s Leading Thinkers

Philosophers Judith Butler, Simon Blackburn, Massimo Pigliucci and more on the ideas that shaped their work and world view

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Why Study Philosophy?

What does philosophy actually do?

Peter Hacker
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Why Philosophy Should Be at the Core of Education

Philosophy should be at the core of all education

Peter Worley
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Why Philosophy Matters

We asked philosophers why it's important to them.

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Plato Not Prozac

What are the practical applications of philosophy?

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What's Metaphysics All About?

Even philosophers can't figure it out.

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An interview with philosopher of science Philip Kitcher

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The Metaphysics of Horror

Why we fear threats to our worldview the most.

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Sartre's Anarchist Philosophy

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What Is Arabic Philosophy?

The Islamic world contains an extraordinary range of intellectual traditions

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Donna Haraway, Rebecca Goldstein, and more.

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What Is Truth? Four Different Answers

In the age of fake news, we need to keep inquiring

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How Western Philosophy Became Racist

Starting with Kant, western philosophers have erased non-western thinkers from history

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Language is powerful, but it can't create thoughts

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Modelling Life in Art and Science

Art and science have more in common that they differ in the way they use models

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72 Philosophy Books Everyone Should Read

From Ancient Greece to Postmodernism.

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The Philosopher at Work: An Interview with Brennan Jacoby

What lessons can Nietzsche offer to the world of business?

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