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Issue 54: The Limits of ReasonArrow Head

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Issue 54: The Limits of Reason

Is the enlightenment project over?

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In Defence of Post-Truth

Are we better off without the concept of truth?

Steve Fuller
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Intuition vs Reason

Can our gut feelings replace reason?

Berit Brogaard
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Reason, the Enlightenment, and Post-Truth Politics

Rediscovering the dream of the enlightenment

Peter Hacker

What We Cannot Know

Does knowledge have limits?

Marcus Du Sautoy
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Issue 53: UtopiaArrow Head

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Issue 53: Utopia

Do we need utopia now more than ever?

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Anarchy, Open Borders and Utopia

Why a world without borders is essential to the future of humanity.

Chandran Kukathas

A Woman's World

What would a female utopia look like?

Margaret Heffernan
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A Cyborg's Take on Utopia

Should we fear or embrace human enhancement?

Kevin Warwick
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The New Utopianism

Has individualism become hopelessly 'utopian'?

Rupert Read
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Issue 50: The Known, The Strange and the NewArrow Head

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The Known, the Strange and the New

Introducing big ideas at HowTheLightGetsIn 2016.

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The Weird and the Wonderful

In Europe belief in religion declines as science advances. Yet interest in ley lines or solstice rituals increases. Why?

Alastair McIntosh

Power, Status, and Sexuality

Is it time to stop thinking beauty is superficial?

Catherine Hakim
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The Emperor's New Genes

Should we abandon faith in science?

Denis Noble
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The Strangeness of Race

Is race an illusory construct we should eradicate?

Kurt Barling
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Issue 49: Living in the UnknownArrow Head

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The Emperor’s New God

Can art replace religion and teach us how to live?

Julian Spalding
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The Storm and the Butterfly

Are all models bound to fail?

Rupert Read
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In Search of Ourselves

From yoga retreats to mindfulness, finding ourselves is in vogue. But what do we actually expect to find?

Joanna Kavenna

Truth, Lies and Self-Deception

Is self-deception real? If so, who is deceiving?

Parashkev Nachev
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The Wealth of Ideas

Why ideas and not capital changed the world.

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