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21 10 20 Life is not a squid game cropped.and

Life is not a squid game

Stepping out of the competition

Rebecca Roache
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21 10 20 Life is a squid game cropped.and

Life is a squid game

An unforgiving metaphor for our times

Edward Castronova
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The aesthetics of binge-watching

The world as will and streams

Matt Strohl
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It's time to let James Bond die

The ethics of fantasy and reality

Adriana Clavel-Vázquez
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The new world of metamodernism

An era of oscillation between irony and deep sincerity

Jules Evans
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Transgression and sexual desire

Stop resisting the forbidden fruit

Victoria Brooks
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Feminism

4 Perspectives on Feminism

A report from the battle for equality

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Is gene editing the way forward Gunes Taylor

Will gene editing unlock new potentials for progress?

Why are we comfortable modifying the genes of animals and plants, but not our own?

Güneş Taylor
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459 Making Humans

Beyond The Selfish Gene

We need to reconsider our theories of evolution.

Eva Jablonka
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Radical Animal

Reconnecting to the evolutionary function of play.

Pat Kane
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Daniel Everett

Dark Matter of the Mind

Exploring the unknowns of the human mind.

Daniel Everett
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Evolution

What is Progress?

Why evolutionary progress is a tautology.

Eva Aldea
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CRISPR

The false promise of human gene editing

Human germ-line editing is now inevitable but will not end genetic disease

Sahotra Sarkar
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The moral case for eugenics?

One small step for a baby, one giant leap for humankind

Julian Savulescu
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The origin of consciousness

Identifying the evolutionary markers of when consciousness exploded

Simona Ginsburg
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Rewriting the code of life

Entering CRISPR gene-editing technology's second decade

Kevin Davies
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How modern medicine became dangerous

Neoliberalism isn’t what you think it is

David Healy
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Culture & SexualityArrow Head

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Transgression and sexual desire

Stop resisting the forbidden fruit

Victoria Brooks
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Radical pronouns

The revolutionary grounds of ‘they/them’

Jasmine Picôt-Chapman
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The truth about digital blackface

How internet memes create a constrictive identity

Nicholas Whittaker
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What they won't teach you at university

The danger of group-think academics

Jules Evans
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Mind, body, meaning

Louise Richardson-Self
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Art & AestheticsArrow Head

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The aesthetics of binge-watching

The world as will and streams

Matt Strohl
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It's time to let James Bond die

The ethics of fantasy and reality

Adriana Clavel-Vázquez
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Beauty is not just subjective

Virtue Aesthetics

Nick Zangwill
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The evolution of aesthetic experience

How evolution endowed the human brain with aesthetic experience

William Hirstein
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We are all tyrants

We do it to ourselves

Simon Critchley
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Narrative & RealityArrow Head

21 10 20 Life is not a squid game cropped.and

Life is not a squid game

Stepping out of the competition

Rebecca Roache
Article

Life is a squid game

An unforgiving metaphor for our times

Edward Castronova
Article

The new world of metamodernism

An era of oscillation between irony and deep sincerity

Jules Evans
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Nature is a jazz band, not a machine

We treat it so at our peril

Jeremy Lent
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Coleridge and the unconscious

Metaphysics manifested in art

Seamus Perry
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