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Issue 36: Catching Sight of OurselvesArrow Head

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Enlightenment’s Wake

The Enlightenment's great legacy is to think for ourselves, but is this founded on a myth?

Christopher Hamilton

Unnatural Laws

Have we really found the secrets of the universe?

Nancy Cartwright
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The Art of Progress

Artists have long sought to outdo their masters. But is such progress a lie?

Julian Spalding

Know Thyself

Is it possible to follow Socrates' famous maxim?

Adjoa Andoh
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Issue 35: Everything and NothingArrow Head

James Ladyman 35

Coding the Universe

What is information? How does it relate to matter?

James Ladyman
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The Age of Nothing

Is there something missing in our lives?

Peter Watson
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In Defence of Knowledge

Is knowledge overrated, or vital to our future?

Ray Brassier
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Rethinking Capitalism

Is capitalism the only viable economic system?

Alex Callinicos
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Solitary Confinement

Could 'living in the moment' be a terrible error?

Samantha Roddick
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Issue 34: Ultimate ProofArrow Head

Ziauddin Sardar 34

Ideology and The East

Is US militarism exacerbating age-old misunderstandings between East and West?

Ziauddin Sardar

Daddy, I don’t want to be Muslim

Is Western ideology distorting portrayals of ISIS?

Haras Rafiq
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The Tyranny of Evidence

Is it time to end our affair with evidence?

Rupert Read
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God's Map

Maps may be flawed, but we'd be lost without them.

Roger Davies
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Issue 33: Truth, Lies and DeceptionArrow Head

John Horgan 33

Science: Power and Politics

Has science become a new religion?

John Horgan
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Of Lies and Necessity

Is it possible to be totally honest?

Rae Langton
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Authenticity is a Con

Is authenticity just a way to make a fast buck?

Peter York
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Lying to Survive

Is deception necessary for our very survival?

Sophie Van Der Zee
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The Wealth Delusion

How do we know when enough is enough?

Frances Stewart
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