Read a selection of essays, interviews and reviews from the print version of The Philosopher. 

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Moral Grandstanding and the Will to Power

Justin Tosi (Texas Tech University) & Brandon Warmke (Bowling Green State University)

"We like to believe that we are not only good people, but better than others, and this fact is confirmed again and again in psychological studies."

Genre

Moral Philosophy

Length

3,000 words

Keywords

Morality, politics, moral psychology, Nietzsche

Anthropo(s)cene

Jonathon Turnbull & Adam Searle (University of Cambridge)

"Human and animal lives, both domestic and wild, are now more entangled than ever before"

Genre

Continental Philosophy

Length

5,000 words

Keywords

Posthumanism, anthropocene, animals, matter, ontology

What Are We Fighting For?

Roger Berkowitz (Bard College)

"A revolutionary politics must answer the question “what we are fighting for?” with an account of meaningfulness that strives for immortality."

Genre

Political Philosophy

Length

1,500 words

Keywords

Revolution, Hannah Arendt, nihilism, transcendence, immortality

Disruptive Innovation Will Not Solve the Pandemic

Santiago Zabala (ICREA/Pompeu Fabra University)

"This new culture of indifference in the name of profit eliminates possibilities for solidarity."

Genre

Cultural Studies

Length

1,800 words

Keywords

Solidarity, progress, capitalism

Does the U.S. Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission?

Olufemi Taiwo (Cornell University)

"African Americans have never been reconciled because America, led by white America, has never acknowledged the truth of what it did to black people.  Apologies are not enough."

Genre

Political Philosophy

Length

3,000 words

Keywords

Race, justice, law, responsibility

Unlearning Gender

Jemima Repo (Newcastle University)

“The history of gender is a history not only of language, but of power.”

Genre

Ontology, History of Philosophy

Length

1,750 words

Keywords

Simone de Beauvoir, Foucault, genealogy, feminism, sex

Can William James Save Your Life? Maybe...

Rebecca Buxton (University of Oxford) & Anthony Morgan (The Philosopher)

Review of Sick Souls, Healthy Minds by John Kaag

Genre

Philosophy as a Way of Life

Length

3,000 words

Keywords

Free will, self-help, psychology, pragmatism

Philosophy After the Crisis

Vafa Ghazavi (University of Oxford)

Review of In the Shadow of Justice by Katrina Forrester

Genre

Political Philosophy

Length

3,000 words

Keywords

Justice, Rawls, liberalism

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