Issue 67: The Agony and the Ecstasy
What role do bliss and ecstasy play in our personal and political lives? How do we navigate situations of extreme pain and torment?
How a new philosophy project aims to help transform care of terminally-ill patients
When we are ill, we can find our strongest lust for life. Medicine should consider this
A Baudrillardian perspective on the war for attention on social media
Issue 66: The Future of the Post-Work World
Jobs will disappear, but our daily lives may also become more human
The robots are coming for our jobs. What will the workplace of tomorrow look like?
Rather than serving our individual passions, work is essential to being human
How the reality of employment is one of perpetual disappointment and the case against the work ethic
Instead, we should focus on improving the experience of work to solve the malaise around it
Issue 65: Anxiety & Bliss
Philosopher Martin Buber on why thinking about the Other is objectifying them.
If their habits don't reflect their desires, we might do better to recognise an addict's powerlessness
In Western psychology we individualise, decontextualise and fix trauma in the past
What exactly is anxiety and how might we transcend it?
The need for diagnosis of mental disorders before showing compassion shames us all
Issue 64: Memory
What Locke would say on the case of death row inmate Vernon Madison
Rejecting the real has significant consequences on our brains, according to neuroscience
Preserving statues of imperialists and slave owners enforces narratives rather than protecting free speech
What happens to identity when the brain becomes a site of destruction?
Remembering the war in Russia, Germany and Britain should involve reflecting on the groups that are demonized today
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