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.
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The Adventures of Jean-Paul Sartre • Sam Kelly says Jean-Paul Sartre was the Hunter S. Thompson of existentialism.
Kierkegaard: Young, Free & Anxious • Gary Cox considers the problematic side of freedom, from the edge of a cliff.
We’re All Existentialists Now • Greg Artus contemplates (dis)embodiment, Zoom life and social media, through the ‘Looks’ of Sartre, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty.
The Existential Yomps Of Simone de Beauvoir • Annabel Abbs follows Simone de Beauvoir’s thoughts over the horizon.
Existentialism from an African-American Perspective • Roger Karny takes another look at liberty and alienation.
No Hats on Sunday • Akif Rashid asks Albert Camus why so many people around him are unhappy and confused, and what to do about it.
SiMON + FiNN
The Myth of Sisyphus
Zapffe For A New Political Age • Cameron Hendy thinks it’s about time we all stopped.
What Is The Most Fundmental Value? • Our readers give their thoughts on values, each winning a valuable, if random, book.
Jonathan Edwards on Spiders • John Irish reveals the surprisingly Enlightened views of a hellfire preacher.
JEAN-FRANÇOIS LYOTARD (1924–1998)
Taylor Swift's Liar Paradox • With the help of renowned logician Taylor Swift, Theresa Helke introduces four fundamental paradoxes: the Liar, Epimenides’, the Truth-Teller, and the No-No.
The Stoic’s Lacuna • Alex Richardson explores the ethical cavern at the centre of Stoicism.
Would Kant Have Worn a Face Mask? • Todd Mei says yes, as a duty of practical reason.
Michael Hauskeller • Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Liverpool, talks with Annika Loebig about death and democratising meaning.
Anne Conway (1631-1679) • Jonathan Head looks at the life and thoughts of an early animal equaliser.
Letters • When inspiration strikes, don’t bottle it up. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Keep them short and keep them coming!
Existentialism Comes to Iran • Peter Adamson and Hanif Amin Beidokhti on Persian cross-cultural interpretations.
Just Deserts: Debating Free Will • This issue Stuart Jeffries considers the moral implications of a (possible) lack of free will, Dan Ray asks why drugs cannot be a part of good sport, and Amber Edwards surveys the position of women under socialism.
Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism
BRIMSTONE & TREACLE • Thomas R. Morgan notes a diabolical, and angelic, case of anti-realism.
The Riddle of the Sphincter • Raymond Tallis reflects on embodiment.
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Freedom & Responsibility • Cora Cruz finds that sometimes you have to take both.