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Issue 74: IrrationalityArrow Head

Why humans are most irrational animal Bence Nanay

Why Humans Are The Most Irrational Animals

Our complex imagination makes us more irrational than other creatures

Bence Nanay
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Why Do We Resist Knowledge? An Interview with Åsa Wikforss

Largely, because we have a crisis of trust, and knowledge needs trust

David Maclean

Deleuze and the Time for Non-Reason

According to the French philosopher, rationalism is an illusion

James R Williams

The Politics of Pleasure

Populism brings about joy to its supporters. But reason must contain them

Todd Gitlin

On Rationality and Nonsense

Nonsense poetry reveals irrationality in reason.

Matthew Bevis
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Issue 73: What Must I?Arrow Head

Is morality objective Mackenzie Alexander

Is There An Objective Morality?

It's context specific and can go out-of-date

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What If There’s Nothing You Should Do?

You won’t believe the answer!

Bart Streumer

What Are Conspiracy Theories?

Explaining a strange phenomenon.

Quassim Cassam
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How Would Hume Explain Our Political Divisions?

We are all governed by passions.

Rachel Cohon
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Can Politicians Be Moral?

Political morality should allow for rare dirty hands practices


Issue 72: Being HumanArrow Head

does consciousness come in degrees

Does Consciousness Come in Degrees?

That depends on what you think consciousness is.

William Lycan
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Time Is What We Are – Uncertain

Time is subjective and about a changeable past.

Ronald Green
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Hobbes vs Rousseau: are we inherently evil?

The answer depends on what you think of politics.

Robin Douglass
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Vices of the Mind

Intellectual arrogance not only deserves criticism, but is an epistemic vice that obstructs knowledge

Quassim Cassam

Issue 71: Sex and SexualityArrow Head

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Helen Lewis on Sex, Power and Influence

Lewis discusses naked selfies and feminism for all

Helen Lewis
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What Are Love and Sex? Eight Answers from Philosophy

From Michel Foucault to Martha Nussbaum, we've selected a range of ways of understanding sexuality and romance

IAI Editorial

Why Sexual Morality Doesn't Exist

We must get rid of ideas of what sex should be

Alan H. Goldman
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On Being Naked and Having Sex

Nakedness the concept has vanished – it disappeared behind the American fear of nudity

John E. Portmann

Algorithms We Love By

Artificial Intelligence may offer a playful way out of our stale thinking on romance

Pavlo Shopin
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