Issue 71: Sex and Sexuality
From Michel Foucault to Martha Nussbaum, we've selected a range of ways of understanding sexuality and romance
To get back to enjoying sex, we need to rid ourselves of moralising definitions of what sex is and should be
Nakedness the concept has vanished – it disappeared behind the American fear of nudity
Artificial Intelligence may offer a playful way out of our stale thinking on romance
Issue 70: The Boring Issue
Boredom isn’t a personal matter. It's the symptom of modernity
‘Boring’ narratives challenge the way we understand experience and consciousness
Can boredom be interesting?
Rather than an individual experience, boredom can be a philosophical key to understanding modern life
Philosophy can provide prisoners with the sense of growth essential to being human
Art, obsession and intimacy, according to the psychoanalyst D. W. Winnicott
Art and science have more in common that they differ in the way they use models
The peril of our age is not our inability to be with ourselves but with others
Issue 69: Artificial Intelligence
Should we embrace AI or worry about it?
Is your smartphone a part of your brain? Andy Clark discusses his mind-expanding ideas.
Carl Miller warns about the hidden powers of algorithms
Rather than being an agent, AI is statistics - a continuity of human intelligence
Jobs will disappear, but our daily lives may also become more human
Emotions are fundamental to the human condition. But could a robot truly experience them?
For all our fear and disgust, could sex robots be a kind of utopia?
Should untrained citizens conduct the dangerous and otherwise illegal activity of police-informants?
Issue 68: The Good Life
Environmentalism can aim for both a ‘simpler’ and more pleasurable post-consumerist life
Acknowledging how we constantly change each other can help us imagine better futures
Where can happiness be found?
Probably not. But the great news is that you can change this
The psychologist explains the orgasm gap and how it can be overcome
An outdated metaphor, or pointless self-help advice?
Why viewing the glass as half-full can make you a better, happier person
Sartre and Beauvoir disagreed on the tension between our freedom, and our power
Being 'awake' makes life full, and those going through transformative experiences know this
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