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Issue 89: In search of the selfArrow Head

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Why are we conscious?

How hard is the hard problem of consciousness?

Berit Brogaard
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The transcendental self

The search for meaning and value

John Cottingham
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Prehistoric science

Scientific practice is much older than we think

Chad Orzel
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The future of race relations

Demography and migration

Paul Morland
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Remembering your self

Does loss of memory mean loss of self?

Muireann Irish
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Issue 88: A Divided WorldArrow Head

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The tyranny of progress

Stability is not stagnation

Felix Ringel
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Life and death: Poe and Kierkegaard

The dreadful allure of Edgar Allan

J. Gerald Kennedy
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Savouring the silence

The virtue of doing not very much

Kate McLoughlin
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The fallacy of trust

Disaster and disease won't alter the human condition

Silvia Camporesi
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Populism and pandemic

Actions and outcomes laid bare

Tobias Stone
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Issue 87: Philosophy in a pandemicArrow Head

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The benefits of doing nothing

Lessons from Freud on Covid-19 burnout

Josh Cohen
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The Plague, Camus, and hope

Overcoming absurdity during a pandemic

Stephen Beale
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Urgent and immediate danger

Lockdown could be our planet’s last chance

Caroline Hickman
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Bezos, billionaires and the problem with big philanthropy

From coronavirus to climate change: why the rich can’t save the world

Linsey McGoey
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When virtual becomes reality

How is Covid-19 affecting the way we relate to the world

Elaine Kasket
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Issue 86: Experiencing consciousness - why does it feel so rArrow Head

Plausibility

Materialism will be mocked

Every generation scorns the ideas of reality that came before it

Bernardo Kastrup
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The demystification of consciousness

Illusionists don’t deny that consciousness exists, but propose that we rethink what it is

Keith Frankish
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The bogus mysteries of consciousness

Explaining the supposedly unexplainable

Peter Hacker
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Could consciousness be a brain process?

Dualism may not be false, but it isn't required

John Heil
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The question of qualities

Objects, not brain states, are the answer

Michael Tye
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