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All reviews published in the print version of The Philosopher will be available below shortly after publication.

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Life is Easy

Anthony Morgan (Bigg Books)

Epicureanism, ancient philosophy, ethics, pleasure, meaning 

2,250 words

Ethics

Review of The Pleasure Principle: Epicureanism: A Philosophy for Modern Living by Catherine Wilson (HarperCollins). 

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Idol Talk: Are We Getting More Vicious? 

Pete Burgess (University of Greenwich)

Epistemic vices, conspiracy theories,character, blame

2,650 words

Epistemology, Virtue Ethics

Review of Vices of the Mind: From the Intellectual to the Political by Quassim Cassam (Oxford University  Press)

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The Weirdness of Matter

Elizabeth Robson

Materialism, dualism, mind, panpsychism, Nietzsche, Spinoza, Deleuze

1,350 words

Ontology, ethics

Review of The Incorporeal: Ontology, Ethics, and the Limits of Materialism by Elizabeth Grosz (Columbia University Press). 

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The Iron Cage and the Hamster Wheel

Anthony Morgan (Bigg Books)

Pleasure, capitalism, Weber, Kant, Machiavelli, the Enlightenment

3,000 words

Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Review of Power, Pleasure, Profit: Insatiable Appetites from Machiavelli to Madison by David Wootton (Harvard University Press) and Idleness: A Philosophical Essay by Brian O’Connor (Princeton University Press)

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