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Issue 62: Fail Again, Fail BetterArrow Head

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Are We Doomed to Fail?

The modern return of Calvinist thinking.

Costica Bradatan
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Why Schools Must Give Up the Myth of Success

Education should teach us how to survive.

Aislinn O'Donnell
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Does Pessimism Have a Future?

Four philosophers on drawing comfort from despair.

Eugene Thacker
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What Michelangelo’s David Can Teach Us About Radical Politics

Marx vs Adorno on demanding the impossible without being a political failure

Enzo Rossi

Issue 61: The Return of the RitualArrow Head

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Lost Ceremonies

Could rituals help reconnect us with the world?

Alison Milbank
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To Gift or Not to Gift? A Philosopher's Dilemma

Give your loved ones a priceless gift: attention.

Skye C. Cleary
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Subversive Rituals – How I Become A Drag Queen

The LGBTQ+ community has been denied access to rituals so they created their own.

Domenick Scudera

Christmas - the Orgy of Stuff

We like our Christmas heavy on consumption, and light on religion. How did we get here and what should we do about it?

Scott Lowe

Could ritual spaces encourage collaboration?

How do rituals transform the spaces we inhabit?

Sigurd Bergmann
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Issue 60: AuthenticityArrow Head

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What is authentic love? Simone de Beauvoir's View

Authentic love requires independence and equality.

Kate Kirkpatrick
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Travels with Heidegger

Can authenticity really be attained far from home?

Robert Shepherd
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Authenticity, Alienation and Privilege

Do the privileged confront alienation differently?

Enzo Rossi
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Authenticity and Modernity

How can we account for the contradictory and elusive nature of authenticity?

Andrew Bowie

Can plastic surgery make you more authentic?

Women with cosmetic surgery are not deluded victims but autonomous beings.

Luna Dolezal
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Issue 59: GravityArrow Head

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Issue 59: Gravity

What makes gravity so elusive?

Gravity: The Story So Far

What happens when we try to explain gravity?

George Ellis
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Is Space-Time Fluid?

Is space not as immaterial as we thought?

Sabine Hossenfelder
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Gravity: The Popper Problem

Does Einstein's theory fall short of good science?

David Merritt
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Newton's Leap

How did Newton decipher a mystery others couldn't?

Andrew Janiak
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