Philosophy Now is a magazine for everyone interested in ideas. It isn't afraid to tackle all the major questions of life, the universe and everything. It tries to corrupt innocent citizens by convincing them that philosophy can be exciting, worthwhile and comprehensible, and also to provide some light and enjoyable reading matter for those already ensnared by the muse, such as philosophy students and academics. It contains articles on all aspects of philosophy, plus book reviews, film reviews, news, cartoons, and the occasional short story.
The Life Philosophical
some of our Contributors
What is the Philosophical Experience? • Eldar Sarajlic philosophically considers what it is to do philosophy.
Is Progress Possible In Philosophy? • Mathis Bitton suggests three ways that philosophy progresses.
The Game of Skeptics
Why Write Philosophy? • George Sher writes some philosophy to tell us.
EXISTENTAL COMICS • A comic by Corey Mohler about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world.
What Happened to Philosophy? • Alexander Jeuk says overspecialization, academic debate focusing, and simplistic argument structures, are prominent missteps in modern philosophy.
Where Do Philosophers Get Their Ideas? • Martin Cohen says they get them the same sort of places as everyone else.
Seeing Through Transparency • Paul Doolan clearly sees transparency through philosophy.
Does a Just Society Require Just Citizens? • Jimmy Alfonso Licon on moral mediocrity.
Russell’s Moral Quandary • David Berman holds key oppositions in tension, including concerning morality.
SiMoN + FiNN
Hannah Arendt & the Complexities of Loving • Jack Pemment considers the strange attraction between two deep minds.
Hannah Arendt & the Banality of Evil • Georgia Arkell reconsiders Arendt’s explosive report on the trial of Eichmann.
Prince Shōtoku (574–622) • B.V.E. Hyde looks at the statesman who fathered Japanese philosophy.
In Search of Us: Adventures in Anthropology
A History of Lying
The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Enquiry Into Human Freedom
Film • Terri Murray thinks the film perfectly captures the zeitgeist [CONTAINS SPOILERS]
The Discipline of Desire • Massimo Pigliucci helps us to know our limits.
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An Itsy-Bitsy Universe? • Raymond Tallis breaks down the ultimate breakdown.
Therefore, Socrates is a Philosopher • Guy Bennett-Hunter wonders if the father of Western philosophy is a philosopher.