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Issue 67: The Agony and the Ecstasy

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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?


The Ethics of Powerlessness: An Interview with Béatrice Han-Pile

How a new philosophy project aims to help transform care of terminally-ill patients


Why Eros and Illness Make Good Bedfellows

When we are ill, we can find our strongest lust for life. Medicine should consider this

David Morris
Issue Article

The Ecstasy of the Hyperreal in the Age of Trump

A Baudrillardian perspective on the war for attention on social media

Douglas Kellner
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Issue 66: The Future of the Post-Work World

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Can Artificial Intelligence Give Our Lives Meaning?

Jobs will disappear, but our daily lives may also become more human

Ruth Yeoman
Issue Article

The Death of the 9-5

The robots are coming for our jobs. What will the workplace of tomorrow look like?

Thomas R. Wells
The Philosophy of the Everyday

My Job, My Self: How Work Defines Us

Rather than serving our individual passions, work is essential to being human

Al Gini
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Why You Should Hate Your Job

How the reality of employment is one of perpetual disappointment and the case against the work ethic

John Danaher
The Philosophy of the Everyday

Post-Work Won’t Work

Instead, we should focus on improving the experience of work to solve the malaise around it

Nicholas Smith
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Issue 65: Anxiety & Bliss

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How To Escape The Dangers of Overthinking

Philosopher Martin Buber on why thinking about the Other is objectifying them.

Paul Mendes-Flohr
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Are Addicts Truly Powerless?

If their habits don't reflect their desires, we might do better to recognise an addict's powerlessness

Daniel Morgan

Can the Concept of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Be Harmful?

In Western psychology we individualise, decontextualise and fix trauma in the past

Patrick Bracken

The Roots of Anxiety and How to Escape It

What exactly is anxiety and how might we transcend it?

Steve Taylor
The Philosophy of the Everyday

Why Do We Need A Diagnosis to See Mental Disorders As Real?

The need for diagnosis of mental disorders before showing compassion shames us all

Hanna Pickard
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Issue 64: Memory


Should people be punished for crimes they can’t remember committing?

What Locke would say on the case of death row inmate Vernon Madison

Helen Beebee
The Philosophy of the Everyday

Could fake news create fake memories?

Rejecting the real has significant consequences on our brains, according to neuroscience

Dean Burnett

Are we all suffering from collective amnesia?

Preserving statues of imperialists and slave owners enforces narratives rather than protecting free speech

Alessandra Tanesini

Forgetting Plasticity: Catherine Malabou and the Brain Beyond Memory

What happens to identity when the brain becomes a site of destruction?

Benjamin Dalton

Laughing and Crying About the Second World War

Remembering the war in Russia, Germany and Britain should involve reflecting on the groups that are demonized today

Catherine Brown
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