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Issue 75: QuantumArrow Head

Quantum Theory and Common Sense Tim Maudlin

Quantum Theory and Common Sense: It's Complicated

There is more common sense in quantum physics than we think

Tim Maudlin
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What Do We Know? A Quantum Perspective

Despite the controversies, quantum physics supports a scientific realist framework

Juha Saatsi
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What Is Life?

In order to answer this question, we need to look at the smallest particles

Paul Davies
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Issue 74: IrrationalityArrow Head

Why humans are most irrational animal Bence Nanay

Why Humans Are The Most Irrational Animals

Our complex imagination makes us more irrational than other creatures

Bence Nanay
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Why Do We Resist Knowledge? An Interview with Åsa Wikforss

Largely, because we have a crisis of trust, and knowledge needs trust

David Maclean
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Deleuze and the Time for Non-Reason

According to the French philosopher, rationalism is an illusion

James R Williams
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The Politics of Pleasure

Populism brings about joy to its supporters. But reason must contain them

Todd Gitlin
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On Rationality and Nonsense

Nonsense poetry reveals that there is unhappiness in happiness, and irrationality in reason

Matthew Bevis
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Issue 73: What Must I?Arrow Head

Is morality objective Mackenzie Alexander

Is There An Objective Morality?

Morality is a form of social technology – it is context specific and can go out-of-date

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What If There’s Nothing You Should Do?

You won’t believe the answer!

Bart Streumer
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What Are Conspiracy Theories?

Behind every conspiracy theory is a hidden political agenda

Quassim Cassam
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How Would David Hume Explain Our Political Divisions?

We are all governed by passions, and the opinions and feelings of those like us

Rachel Cohon
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Can Politicians Be Moral?

Political morality should allow for rare dirty hands practices

Stephen De Wijze
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Issue 72: Being HumanArrow Head

does consciousness come in degrees

Does Consciousness Come in Degrees?

The answer depends on what you think consciousness is

William Lycan
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Time Is What We Are – Uncertain

Time is subjective and always about a changeable past

Ronald Green
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Hobbes vs Rousseau: Are We Inherently Evil or Good?

The answer depends on what you think of modern politics

Robin Douglass
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Vices of the Mind

Intellectual arrogance not only deserves criticism, but is an epistemic vice that obstructs knowledge

Quassim Cassam
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