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Issue 70: The Boring IssueArrow Head

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The History and Politics of Boredom

Boredom isn’t a personal matter. It's the symptom of modernity

Elizabeth S. Goodstein
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How We Think of Our Lives: Boredom in Contemporary Literature

‘Boring’ narratives challenge the way we understand experience and consciousness

Ralph Clare
Ideas for Life

Issue 70: The Boring Issue

Can boredom be interesting?


The Art of Boredom

Rather than an individual experience, boredom can be a philosophical key to understanding modern life

Andrew Bowie
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When Boredom Becomes Stagnation: The Importance of Occupying the Mind

Philosophy can provide prisoners with the sense of growth essential to being human

Kirstine Szifris
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Issue 69: Artificial IntelligenceArrow Head

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Issue 69: AI

Should we embrace AI or worry about it?

IAI News Editorial Staff
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Where Is My Mind?: An Interview with Andy Clark

Is your smartphone a part of your brain? Andy Clark discusses his mind-expanding ideas.

David Maclean
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When a Robot Becomes Judge

Carl Miller warns about the hidden powers of algorithms

Carl Miller
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Why We Shouldn't Be Scared of AI

Rather than being an agent, AI is statistics - a continuity of human intelligence

John Collins
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Can Artificial Intelligence Give Our Lives Meaning?

Jobs will disappear, but our daily lives may also become more human

Ruth Yeoman
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Issue 68: The Good LifeArrow Head

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Alternative Hedonism

Environmentalism can aim for both a ‘simpler’ and more pleasurable post-consumerist life

Kate Soper
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What African Philosophy Can Teach You About the Good Life

Acknowledging how we constantly change each other can help us imagine better futures

Omedi Ochieng

Issue 68: The Good Life

Where can happiness be found?

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Are You As Good As You Think?

Probably not. But the great news is that you can change this

Christian B. Miller
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The Science of Good Sex: An Interview with Zhana Vrangalova

The psychologist explains the orgasm gap and how it can be overcome

Paula Erizanu
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Issue 67: The Agony and the EcstasyArrow Head

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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?


The Ethics of Powerlessness: An Interview with Béatrice Han-Pile

How a new philosophy project aims to help transform care of terminally-ill patients

David Maclean

Why Eros and Illness Make Good Bedfellows

When we are ill, we can find our strongest lust for life. Medicine should consider this

David Morris
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The Ecstasy of the Hyperreal in the Age of Trump

A Baudrillardian perspective on the war for attention on social media

Douglas Kellner
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