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 Biggest Picture
News • • Ethicists shadow vaccine research • David Hume gets cancelled • Philosopher tackles Tour de France
G.W.F. Hegel: An Introduction • Matt Qvortrup observes the watcher of the world spirit.
Hegel’s Understanding of History • Jack Fox-Williams outlines the basics of how history works for Hegel.
Hegel’s Dialectic in a Coffee Cup
Simon + Finn
Hegel, ‘The Father of Art History’? • Michael Squire scrutinises Hegel’s historical ideas about aesthetics.
Kant, Conflict & Universal History • Terrence Thomson asks what Kant’s concept of history can teach us.
Hegel On The Future, Hegel In The Future • Slavoj Žižek says Hegel doesn’t need to be a prophet to point us to a better tomorrow.
Hegel’s Last System
Taking Our Vulnerability To Heart • Lindsay Kelland says the precariousness of our lives can teach us core lessons.
Memory & Time • Marla Morris considers both by philosophically remembering her teacher’s lectures, and his torn, yellowed lecture notes.
Karl Marx (1818–1883) • A haunting spectre Class conflict drives history The fated end comes.
Drugs & Harm • Frederik Kaufman analyses the illegality of drugs.
“Comico, Ergo Sum” • Nathaniel Goldberg & Chris Gavaler say philosophers should read Descartoons.
Bernard Stiegler (1952-2020) • Matt Bluemink remembers the philosopher of memory.
Letters • When inspiration strikes, don’t bottle it up. Email me at email@example.com Keep them short and keep them coming!
Come Together • Peter Adamson on agreement in philosophy.
Doing Valuable Time • Time for meaning this issue, as James Wakefield finds out that meaning need not be monumental, Amber Edwards explores suspended time, and Stephen Leach discovers the meaning of travel without moving from his desk.
The Meaning of Travel
SUCCESSION • Jack Murphy sees society’s morals faltering in a family feud.
Bear-Faced in Bombay • Seán Moran philosophically ponders plumptiousness.
The Mystery of FREEDOM • Raymond Tallis thinks up some possibilities to explain free will.
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Mary Midgley (1919-2018) • Nat Dyer looks at the humanity of a philosopher who tried to make philosophy more human.
Hegel Walks Into A Bar… • James V. Mead overhears Hegel mansplaining #MeToo.