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Issue 66: The Future of the Post-Work World Arrow Head

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The Death of the 9-5

What will the workplace of tomorrow look like?

Thomas R. Wells
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My Job, My Self: How Work Defines Us

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

Al Gini

Why You Should Hate Your Job

The case against the work ethic.

John Danaher
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Post-Work Won’t Work

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

Nicholas Smith

Can Our Jobs Make Us Happy?

Contrary to the claims of Bertrand Russell, life is not just about being, but also doing

Stephen Mumford
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Issue 65: Anxiety & BlissArrow Head

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How To Escape The Dangers of Overthinking

Why thinking about the Other is objectifying.

Paul Mendes-Flohr
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Are Addicts Truly Powerless?

Habits don't reflect desires.

Daniel Morgan
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The Harms of the Concept of PTSD

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

Mental Disorders Are Real, Diagnosis Or Not

The need for diagnosis before compassion shames us

Hanna Pickard
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Issue 64: MemoryArrow Head

John Locke - Crimes you can't remember

Memory, Identity, and Responsibility

Need we be punished for crimes we can't remember?

Helen Beebee
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Could Fake News Create Fake Memories?

Rejecting the real has consequences for our brains

Dean Burnett
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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

Issue 63: Love and DeathArrow Head

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Sex with Sartre

What does it mean to be a sexual being?

Jean-Pierre Boulé
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Living On When Love Dies

Could lowering our expectations of romantic relationships enhance our experience of them?

Christopher Hamilton

When Virtue Destroys You

Rousseau on how our emotions are essential for leading a meaningful life.

Alessandro Ferrara

Kierkegaard's Existential Lover

Does death hold the key to true love?

Sharon Krishek

What Polyamory Teaches Us About Jealousy

Jealousy is probable and survivable.

Janet W. Hardy
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