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Issue 66: The Future of the Post-Work World Arrow Head

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The Death of the 9-5

The robots are coming for our jobs. What will the workplace of tomorrow look like?

Thomas R. Wells
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My Job, My Self: How Work Defines Us

Rather than serving our individual passions, work is essential to being human

Al Gini
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Why You Should Hate Your Job

How the reality of employment is one of perpetual disappointment and the case against the work ethic

John Danaher
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Post-Work Won’t Work

Instead, we should focus on improving the experience of work to solve the malaise around it

Nicholas Smith
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Can Our Jobs Make Us Happy?

Contrary to the claims of Bertrand Russell, life is not just about being, but also doing

Stephen Mumford
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Issue 65: Anxiety & BlissArrow Head

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How To Escape The Dangers of Overthinking

Philosopher Martin Buber on why thinking about the Other is objectifying them.

Paul Mendes-Flohr
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Are Addicts Truly Powerless?

If habits don't reflect desires, we should recognise an addict's powerlessness

Daniel Morgan
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The Harms of the Concept of PTSD

In Western psychology we individualise, decontextualise and fix trauma in the past

Patrick Bracken
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The Roots of Anxiety and How to Escape It

What exactly is anxiety and how might we transcend it?

Steve Taylor
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Why Do We Need A Diagnosis to See Mental Disorders As Real?

The need for diagnosis of mental disorders before showing compassion shames us all

Hanna Pickard
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Issue 64: MemoryArrow Head


Should People Be Punished for Crimes They Can’t Remember Committing?

What Locke would say on the case of death row inmate Vernon Madison

Helen Beebee
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Could Fake News Create Fake Memories?

Rejecting the real has significant consequences on our brains, according to neuroscience

Dean Burnett
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Are We All Suffering From Collective Amnesia?

Preserving statues of imperialists and slave owners enforces narratives rather than protecting free speech

Alessandra Tanesini
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Forgetting Plasticity: Catherine Malabou and the Brain Beyond Memory

What happens to identity when the brain becomes a site of destruction?

Benjamin Dalton

Laughing and Crying About the Second World War

Remembering the war in Russia, Germany and Britain should involve reflecting on the groups that are demonized today

Catherine Brown
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Issue 63: Love and DeathArrow Head


Sex with Sartre

What does it mean to be a sexual being according to one of the great icons of existentialism?

Jean-Pierre Boulé
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Living On When Love Dies

Could lowering our expectations of romantic relationships enhance our experience of them?

Christopher Hamilton

When Virtue Destroys You

Rousseau on how our emotions are essential for leading a meaningful life.

Alessandro Ferrara

Kierkegaard's Existential Lover

Does death hold the key to true love?

Sharon Krishek

What Polyamory Teaches Us About Jealousy

Jealousy is probable and survivable, and we can learn how to manage it ourselves.

Janet W. Hardy
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