Beatrix Campbell

Socialist and feminist activist and writer, who has written for the Guardian, New Statesman and Red Rag. Author of nine books including 2014's The End of Equality.

Socialist and feminist activist and writer, Beatrix Campbell has written for the GuardianNew Statesman and Red Rag, as well as nine books including this year's The End of Equality.


Socialist and feminist activist and writer, Beatrix Campbell has written for the GuardianNew Statesman and Red Rag, as well as nine books including this year's The End of Equality.


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Hearts and Minds

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The Story of I

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The Limits of Science

Truth and the boundaries of knowledge

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Secrets of the Mind

Can science explain consciousness?

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The Mind's Eye

Consciousness and the soul

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Decolonising Philosophy

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The Extended Mind

Is consciousness confined to the body?

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Owning Ourselves

Are our bodies our property?

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Being Conscious

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After Post-Truth

How do we navigate a world where truth is tribal?

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I Am Not A Brain

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On Having a Mind, Having a Body, and Being a Person

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Explaining the Inexplicable

Is explanation an illusion?

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The Reality of Feeling

Reason and Emotion

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The Prejudice of Facts

Are there no facts, only interpretations?

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Uncovering the Unknown

Does science uncover the truth?

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Beyond Knowledge

Is truth an illusion?

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The Fragility of the Human Personality

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Ultimate Proof

Is evidence an illusion?

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This is Our Church

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The Science Delusion

Rupert Sheldrake on the blind spots of science

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Truth, Error & Adventure

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Mind in the 21st Century

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The Evolution of Consciousness

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The Edge of Reason

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Metaphors of the Mind

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How inconvenient science gets shut down

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Everything Explained

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The Ego Trick

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The Tyranny of Evidence

Why the absence of proof is not enough

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The End of Theory

The rise of big data

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The Comedy of Errors

Scientific errors and new adventures

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Sensuality and Deception

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Outrageous Fortune

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The Architecture of Being

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Being Certain

Are convictions dangerous?

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Saving Science

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The Storm and the Butterfly

Can we refine our scientific models?

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Entering the Unknown

What can we know of ourselves and the world?

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Thinking Afresh

Is consistency consistent?

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Quack Policy

The science distorting public policy

Romina Padro, Saul Kripke

On the Dogmatism Paradox

Is it always wrong to refuse evidence?

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The View From Outside

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Gods and Monsters

Mary Midgley

Is Descartes Irrelevant?

Should we focus on modern philosophy?

Nicholas Humphrey

Entering the Soul Niche

How a belief in it has kept humanity going

Rebecca Goldstein

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On truth, intuition and beyond

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Jeremy Lent

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The Self Around the World

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In search of freedom

Do we choose to follow the rules?

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A History of the Conscious World

Panpsychism's roots in ancient Indian philosophy

Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Danielle Sands, Alister McGrath, Paul Boghossian

The Right Way to Think

Can we trust our reason?

Jan Westerhoff

Illusions and Dreams

The philosophy of perception

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The miracle of mind

Will there ever be consensus on consciousness?

Philip Goff

The consciousness puzzle

Is panpsychism the solution?

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The truth about free will

Is choice an illusion?

Patrick Haggard, Daniel Dennett, Mark Lisenmayer, Helen Steward

The freedom paradox

Does free will exist?

Susan Schneider

The path to the future

Susan Schneider on AI

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What should time mean to us?

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

The continuity of the self

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The different places of the self

The problem with individualism

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Consciousness and the world

The relationship between experience and reality

Bernardo Kastrup, Rebecca Goldstein, Fred Matser

Beyond Us: Knowledge

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Are you an illusion?

Reshaping the self

Daniel Dennett

Arc of life: Daniel Dennett

An interview with the world-renowned philosopher

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The rational animal

Are we any good at making decisions?

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Fred Matser, Bernardo Kastrup

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The necessity and danger of belief

Does faith undermine knowledge?

Anders Sandberg, Massimo Pigliucci, Sabine Hossenfelder, Güneş Taylor, Anil Seth

Lost in the Matrix

Are we living in a computer simulation?

Anil Seth

Hallucinating reality

Anil Seth's radical new theory of the self

Maria Balaska

Philosophy, psychoanalysis and the wisdom of youth

An interview with Maria Balaska

Galen Strawson

Free will is a necessary illusion

An interview with the acclaimed Galen Strawson

Philip Goff

Consciousness and Fundamental Physics

Is consciousness fundamental to reality?

Rupert Sheldrake, Peter Sjöstedt-H

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An exploration of the mind

Timothy Williamson, Nina Power, Sophie Archer

Rethinking reason

Is rationality a delusion?

Richard Lang

How to lose your head

Exploring the headless way

Donald Hoffman, Iain McGilchrist, Eva Jablonka, Michelle Montague

The dawn of consciousness

Did consciousness evolve?

Patricia Churchland, Carlo Rovelli, Bernardo Kastrup

The new science of consciousness

Will science crack the mystery of consciousness?

Alex O'Connor

Where sceptics fail

An interview with CosmicSkeptic

Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Iain McGilchrist, Bence Nanay, Anil Ananthaswamy, Betty Sue Flowers

Catching sight of our self

Is it possible to know ourselves?

Bence Nanay

Why you can't pay attention

Living in the age of the attention economy

Philip Goff

Breaking through the consciousness stalemate

An interview with Philip Goff

Massimo Pigliucci

How to be a sceptic

Using scepticism in the search for truth

Donald Hoffman, Bernardo Kastrup, Susan Schneider

Consciousness in the machine

Could AI ever be conscious?

Julian Baggini, Tommy J. Curry, Güneş Taylor, Barry C. Smith

The passion of reason

Does emotion rule over reason?

Simon Blackburn

A tale of truth with Simon Blackburn

The case against relativism

Julian Baggini, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Sarah Garfinkel, Alex O'Connor

The future of freedom

Can experiments settle the free will debate?

Sam Coleman, Donald Hoffman, Joanna Kavenna, Hannah Critchlow

The key to consciousness

Is materialism a fundamental mistake?

Mark Salter, Julian Baggini, Eileen Hall, James Rucker

Truth, delusion and psychedelic reality

Are psychedelics a window into reality?

Andy West, Steve Taylor, Janne Teller, Miranda Keeling

The seduction of thought

Is thought a distraction from reality?

Markus Gabriel

AI consciousness cannot exist

Why a mind will never exist in a machine

Joanna Kavenna, Rebecca Roache, Bahar Gholipour, Rory Sutherland

Taking leave of reason

Is rationality as vital as we thought?

James Tartaglia

Consciousness and ChatGPT

Is ChatGPT conscious?

Michael Shermer

Why the rational believe the irrational

Who believes conspiracies and why?

Dan Ariely

The secrets of irrationality

Why we believe conspiracies

Donald Hoffman

Donald Hoffman | In-depth Interview

On Reality and Perception

Tim Maudlin

Tim Maudlin | In-depth Interview

On Quantum Theory and where it might take us

Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci | In-depth Interview

On stoicism, scepticism, and pseudoscience

Hilary Lawson, Shahidha Bari, Sophie Allen

A Crack In Everything

Slavoj Žižek debates whether Paradoxes are here to stay

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas | In-depth Interview

On travel, time and women in philosophy

Nancy Cartwright

Science, Trust and Truth

When to interrogate the data

Barry Barnes

The half-life of Science

Do scientific facts exist?

Nancy Cartwright, Peter Atkins, Barry C. Smith, Bernardo Kastrup

Beyond material

Should we embrace the immaterial?

Henry Gee, Güneş Taylor, Philip Goff, David Malone

The key to progress

Is science dangerous?

Henry Gee

Science and discovery

The limits of knowledge

Rupert Sheldrake

Challenging the scientific dogma

An interview with Rupert Sheldrake

Renata Salecl, Simon Blackburn, Philip Goff, Joanna Kavenna

The known and the unknown

Finding our way through the fog of uncertainty

Maria Baghramian

Trust in a relative world

An interview with Maria Baghramian

Claudia de Rham, John Ioannidis, Harry Collins, Daniel Glaser

Experimenting with the truth

The importance of objectivity in science

Anandi Hattiangadi

The hunt for expertise

The logical labyrinth

Patricia Churchland

Understanding ourselves

The nature and data of morality

Sundar Sarukkai

The limits of Western thought

Why non-Western science is paramount

Timothy Williamson

How philosophy occupies the everyday

An interview with Timothy Williamson

Sabine Hossenfelder

Science needs philosophy

An interview with Sabine Hossenfelder

Hilary Lawson, Joanna Kavenna, Rupert Sheldrake, Peter Atkins, Güneş Taylor

Reality, fantasy and metaphor

Are scientific metaphors a real description of reality?

Hilary Lawson, Maria Balaska, Simon Blackburn, Ruth Chang

The search for certainty

Should we give up the dream of certainty?

Sarah Garfinkel, Joanna Kavenna, Mark Salter, Ian Parker

The trauma of everyday

Have mundane setbacks become catastrophic?

Chandrima Ganguly

Science and the prejudice of the West

Why we need to decolonise science

Johnjoe McFadden

How Occam's Razor changed the world

The value of simplicity in a complex world

Marika Taylor, Julian Baggini

Head to Head: Philosophy vs Science

Does science need philosophy?

Ellen Clarke, Güneş Taylor, Julian Baggini, Ben Burgis

The ignorance of experts

Can we rely on science for the answers?

Maria Balaska, Hilary Lawson, Paul Horwich, Lisa Randall

Philosophy at war

A battle at the heart of philosophy

Tommy J. Curry, Rupert Sheldrake, Joanna Kavenna, Suchitra Sebastian

After knowledge

The limits of knowledge

Michael Shermer, Rupert Sheldrake, Güneş Taylor

On the edges of knowledge

How do we assess claims to scientific knowledge?

Eliane Glaser, John Ellis, Sophie Scott-Brown, David Aaronovitch

The new Renaissance

A revolution in knowing

Luke Robert Mason, Kenneth Cukier, Joanna Bryson, Noortje Marres

Dreams, delusions and data

Is Big Data just marketing hype?

Suchitra Sebastian, Hilary Lawson, Philip Goff, Jack Symes

The mystery of emergence

Is complexity a cop-out?