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Issue 73: What Must I?Arrow Head

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Is There An Objective Morality?

Morality is a form of social technology – it is context specific and can go out-of-date

Jason Mckenzie Alexander
Ideas for Life

What If There’s Nothing You Should Do?

You won’t believe the answer!

Bart Streumer
Ideas for Life

What Are Conspiracy Theories?

Behind every conspiracy theory is a hidden political agenda

Quassim Cassam
Ideas for Life

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

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Does Consciousness Come in Degrees?

The answer depends on what you think consciousness is

William Lycan
Issue Article

Time Is What We Are – Uncertain

Time is subjective and always about a changeable past

Ronald Green
Issue Article

Hobbes vs Rousseau: Are We Inherently Evil or Good?

The answer depends on what you think of modern politics

Robin Douglass

Vices of the Mind

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

Quassim Cassam
Ideas for Life

Issue 71: Sex and SexualityArrow Head

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Sex, Power and Influence: An Interview with Helen Lewis

Lewis discusses her new book, naked selfies and the feminism for all.

Helen Lewis
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What Are Love and Sex? Eight Answers from Philosophy

From Michel Foucault to Martha Nussbaum, we've selected a range of ways of understanding sexuality and romance

IAI News Editorial Staff
Ideas for Life

Why Sexual Morality Doesn't Exist

To get back to enjoying sex, we need to rid ourselves of moralising definitions of what sex is and should be

Alan H. Goldman
Issue Article

On Being Naked and Having Sex

Nakedness the concept has vanished – it disappeared behind the American fear of nudity

John E. Portmann
Ideas for Life

Algorithms We Love By

Artificial Intelligence may offer a playful way out of our stale thinking on romance

Pavlo Shopin
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Issue 70: The Boring IssueArrow Head

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The History and Politics of Boredom

Boredom isn’t a personal matter. It's the symptom of modernity

Elizabeth S. Goodstein
Ideas for Life

How We Think of Our Lives: Boredom in Contemporary Literature

‘Boring’ narratives challenge the way we understand experience and consciousness

Ralph Clare
Ideas for Life

Issue 70: The Boring Issue

Can boredom be interesting?


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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When Boredom Becomes Stagnation: The Importance of Occupying the Mind

Philosophy can provide prisoners with the sense of growth essential to being human

Kirstine Szifris
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