Issue 54: The Limits of Reason
Is the enlightenment project over? Should we seek new forms of knowledge, or would this send us back to the dark ages?
The demise of truth has sent the world into crisis. But are we better off without it?
Can our gut feelings replace reason in everyday situations?
Rediscovering the dream of the enlightenment
Science promises answers to the fundamental questions. But does knowledge have limits?
Issue 53: Utopia
Do we need utopia now more than ever? Or is there something impossible in the very idea?
Why a world without borders is essential to the future of humanity.
The world is currently run by men. What would a female utopia look like?
Human enhancement is already happening. Should we fear or embrace it?
Is it now individualism - not ecologism - that is hopelessly ‘utopian’?
Issue 50: The Known, The Strange and the New
Introducing the big ideas at this year's HowTheLightGetsIn, 26th May - 5th June 2016.
In Europe belief in religion declines as science advances. Yet interest in ley lines or solstice rituals increases. Why?
Beauty has long been condemned as superficial. But times are changing – is it time we changed with them?
The great promises of genetics never arrived. Should we abandon faith in science? Or value knowledge for its own sake?
Is race an illusory construct with no basis in nature that we should seek to eradicate?
Issue 49: Living in the Unknown
Can art provide the purpose of life and replace religion in teaching us how to live?
From the financial crash to climate change, life has a habit of defying our predictions. Are all models bound to fail?
From yoga retreats to mindfulness, finding ourselves is in vogue. But what do we actually expect to find?
Is self-deception real? And, if so, who is doing the deceiving?
Why ideas and not capital changed the world.
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