Issue 48: Reality Bites
Does experience provide a direct link to reality? Or is it simply a creative response?
HEAD TO HEAD: Is our experience real, or simply a construct of the brain?
HEAD TO HEAD: If we cannot trust our senses, where does this leave our beliefs?
Philosophy claims to be a dynamic force, challenging our basic assumptions. But how?
Beauty is boring. And the evidence is piling up, claims a maverick design critic.
Issue 47: Life, Meaning and Morality
If “God is dead”, what place do meaning and morality have in our lives?
We use language every day to communicate with others and understand the world. So why do we now distrust it so much?
Language evolved alongside our species. What are its limits?
Has rhetoric outstripped reality? Or are we failing to recognise the existential threats facing our culture and values?
If imagination shapes reality, should we conjure new visions of better worlds? Or will this impede real progress?
Issue 46: The Ends of Philosophy
As science claims to explain the nature of reality, is philosophy itself in need of a rethink?
Philosophy has failed to justify truth. Could art help philosophers ask more vital questions?
HEAD TO HEAD: When it comes to the concept of time, we cannot do without philosophy.
HEAD TO HEAD: Science will ultimately always take precedence over philosophy.
Do we still need Freud to understand the subconscious? Or has psychoanalysis been superseded by neuroscience?
Issue 45: Time's Arrow
We think space and time are the structure of the universe. But are they simply human fantasy?
HEAD TO HEAD: The present is nothing but a border between the past and the future.
HEAD TO HEAD: Arguing the reality of past and future is to miss what really matters.
We forget vastly more than we remember. So why is memory so vital for our sense of self?
HEAD TO HEAD: Moral philosophy must guard against anthropocentrism.
HEAD TO HEAD: Anthropocentrism is an obsession of yesterday.
The exploration of the feminine in the novels of Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf: can a man add anything?
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