Issue 68: The Good Life
Environmentalism can aim for both a ‘simpler’ and more pleasurable post-consumerist life
Acknowledging how we constantly change each other can help us imagine better futures
Where can happiness be found?
Probably not. But the great news is that you can change this
The psychologist explains the orgasm gap and how it can be overcome
An outdated metaphor, or pointless self-help advice?
Why viewing the glass as half-full can make you a better, happier person
Sartre and Beauvoir disagreed on the tension between our freedom, and our power
Being 'awake' makes life full, and those going through transformative experiences know this
Issue 67: The Agony and the Ecstasy
What role do bliss and ecstasy play in our personal and political lives? How do we navigate situations of extreme pain and torment?
How a new philosophy project aims to help transform care of terminally-ill patients
When we are ill, we can find our strongest lust for life. Medicine should consider this
A Baudrillardian perspective on the war for attention on social media
Issue 66: The Future of the Post-Work World
The robots are coming for our jobs. What will the workplace of tomorrow look like?
Rather than serving our individual passions, work is essential to being human
How the reality of employment is one of perpetual disappointment and the case against the work ethic
Instead, we should focus on improving the experience of work to solve the malaise around it
Contrary to the claims of Bertrand Russell, life is not just about being, but also doing
Issue 65: Anxiety & Bliss
Philosopher Martin Buber on why thinking about the Other is objectifying them.
If habits don't reflect desires, we should recognise an addict's powerlessness
In Western psychology we individualise, decontextualise and fix trauma in the past
What exactly is anxiety and how might we transcend it?
The need for diagnosis of mental disorders before showing compassion shames us all
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