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21 07 21.Beyond analytic continental philosophy

Beyond the analytic / continental divide

The two models of philosophy

Simon Glendinning
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21 07 15.Pursuing happiness

Pursuing happiness is a mistake

The limits of utilitarianism in a pandemic

Amna Whiston
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21 06 30.Kierkegaard solitude

Kierkegaard against the herd

Everyone is the exception

Alastair Hannay
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21 06 22.The true self

The true self: a most convenient fiction

Good to believe in, even if not real

Rebecca Schlegel
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Choosing the self we want to be

On the decision to have children and other transformative experiences

L. A. Paul
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21 06 15.The prejudices of philosophers

The prejudices of philosophers

How who you are affects what you think

David Bryce Yaden
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Why Study Philosophy? Peter Hacker

Why Study Philosophy?

What does philosophy actually do?

Peter Hacker
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The Immortal Now

Can philosophy teach us how to die?

Robert Rowland Smith
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The Sex Lives of Philosophers

Why philosophers should talk about their sex lives

Martin McQuillan
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Socrates vs Jesus

Steve Fuller compares two icons of Western culture

Steve Fuller
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What Death Tells Us About Life

We can't understand life until we understand death

Havi Carel
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Animal Morality: 3 questions with Mark Rowlands

Philosophy tells us that animals cannot be moral. But what if philosophy is wrong? Mark Rowlands argues the case.

Mark Rowlands
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Metaphysics & LanguageArrow Head

21 07 21.Beyond analytic continental philosophy

Beyond the analytic / continental divide

The two models of philosophy

Simon Glendinning
Article

The prejudices of philosophers

How who you are affects what you think

David Bryce Yaden
Article

This is the only possible world

There’s no alternative reality in which you’re not reading this.

John Divers
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Infinite possibilities, infinite worlds

The surprising benefits of a strange theory

Daniel Nolan
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In defence of post-realism

Relating language to a boundless world

Hilary Lawson
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Mind & ReasonArrow Head

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Choosing the self we want to be

On the decision to have children and other transformative experiences

L. A. Paul
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You don’t need an identity

Masks all the way down

Raymond Geuss
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The identity politics trap

The dangers of exclusion and how to avoid them

Andrew Bowie
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I cannot be cloned

The identity of clones and what it tells us about the self

Kathinka Evers
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Me, myself and others

Loneliness, solitude and the return to people

Lars Svendsen
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Ethics & ReligionArrow Head

21 07 15.Pursuing happiness

Pursuing happiness is a mistake

The limits of utilitarianism in a pandemic

Amna Whiston
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Kierkegaard against the herd

Everyone is the exception

Alastair Hannay
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The true self: a most convenient fiction

Good to believe in, even if not real

Rebecca Schlegel
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The resonance of violence

The reality of virtual and symbolic crimes

Christopher Bartel
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The myth of human exceptionalism

Technologists will not find solutions to our animal condition

Melanie Challenger
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