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Coleridge and the unconscious

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The real muddle of autobiography

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Savouring the silence

The virtue of doing not very much

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Life and death: Poe and Kierkegaard

The dreadful allure of Edgar Allan

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Coronavirus! The Movie

Living through a real life drama

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Lessons in Love: A Manifesto for better sex education

Netflix’s drama Sex Education is a model for what schools should be teaching

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Against History: A Lesson from Simone Weil

Weil said progress is a myth. Should we listen?

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When Art Meets Activism

Is there a line between art and ethics?

Hannah Davey
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Will gene editing unlock new potentials for progress?

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

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Can philosophy help care for the terminally-ill?

David Maclean
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Why Eros and Illness Make Good Bedfellows

Illness can ignite our strongest lust for life.

David Morris
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Chasing Intensity: The Philosophy of Martial Arts

Martial arts help construct a more resilient self.

Barry Allen
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How Illness Transforms Philosophy

Philosophers should talk about the experience of illness

Havi Carel
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Lessons in Love: A Manifesto for better sex education

Netflix’s drama Sex Education is a model for what schools should be teaching

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The Hypocrisy of Sexual Outrage

The Impossible Search For Sexual Morality

Theodore Dalrymple
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Dispelling the dangerous myths of love

Why the happily ever after fantasy may be harmful

Sara Protasi
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The immorality of monogamy

Why we need to stop restricting our lovers

Harry Chalmers
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Deleuze and Guattari got the female orgasm wrong

How I still find philosophy sexy despite their ignorance

Victoria Brooks
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Is Art Still a Vehicle for Progress?

The art world has become ‘part of the problem’, but the next generation of collectors won’t stand for it

Marine Tanguy
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Dressed to Kill

How our clothes shape our selves

Shahidha Bari
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The Philosophy of Punk

Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks's music was an existential project centred around authenticity

Nicholas Smith

What is Afrofuturism?

Mixing sci-fi, magic and non-Western beliefs, Afrofuturism frees individuals

Ytasha Womack

What Do You Do When You're Alone

Art, obsession and intimacy, according to the psychoanalyst D. W. Winnicott

Olivia Laing
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Coleridge and the unconscious

Metaphysics manifested in art

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Styling the self

The real muddle of autobiography

Sally Bayley
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The dreadful allure of Edgar Allan

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Coronavirus! The Movie

Living through a real life drama

William Nicholson
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