Changing How the World Thinks

An online magazine of big ideas

Issue 84: ProgressArrow Head

Will we ever understand consciousness

Will We Ever Understand Consciousness?

Why compromises like panpsychism aren't the way forward

Bernardo Kastrup
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A Defence of Progress

How to avoid the self-fulfilling prophecy of pessimism

Raymond Tallis
Article

How to Achieve Political Progress after Electoral Defeat

It’s essential to see political opponents as our equals, but is that possible?

Robert Talisse
Article

Why the foundations of physics have not progressed for 40 years

Physicists face stagnation if they continue to treat the philosophy of science as a joke

Sabine Hossenfelder
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Does fear drive economic progress?

What the philosophy of emotion contributes to the Universal Basic Income debate

Lauren Ware
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Issue 83: RealityArrow Head

The Evolution of Reality

The Evolution of Reality

Why the world is not how we see it

Chris Fields
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Does ‘Mental Illness’ Exist?

The Problem with Psychiatric Diagnosis

Lucy Johnstone
Article

Who Decides what is Real?

What the Buddhist monk said to the theoretical physicist

Chris Impey
Article

The Danger of Bursting Bubbles

Why informational bubbles are a necessary part of our world

Ophelia Deroy
Article

The Reality of Psychedelic Experiences

Revelations or hallucinations?

Peter Sjöstedt-H
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Issue 82: A Halloween SpecialArrow Head

Why We Should Care About Our Corpse - Thomas Laqueur

Why We Should Care About Our Corpse

The political significance of the destruction of the dead

Thomas Laqueur
Article

Return of the Living Dead

Slavoj Žižek examines humanity's fascination with the living dead

Slavoj Žižek
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The Metaphysics of Horror

Why we fear threats to our worldview the most.

David Livingstone Smith
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The Dark Side

Our fascination with evil and why it makes sense.

Stephen De Wijze
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The Search for Extraterrestrial Life

What might extraterrestrial life look like? The diversity found on Earth could guide our search.

Lynn J. Rothschild
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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

What Do We Know? A Quantum Perspective

Despite the controversies, quantum physics supports a scientific realist framework

Juha Saatsi

What Is Life?

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

Paul Davies

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