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.
Birds Do It
some of our Contributors
Philosophers on Play
Iris Murdoch & The Mystery of Love • Stephen Leach looks with Murdoch at the three graces of love, art, and morality.
The Philosophy of Romantic Love • Peter Keeble says philosophy, like love, is a many-splendoured thing.
Spinoza & the Troubles of the Heart • Dan Taylor shows that even great philosophers can have their hearts broken.
Cogito ergo sum
The Unlovable Parts of a Loving Society • Matei Tanasă asks if we should love the unlovable.
Living & Coexisting by Courage, Generosity & Wisdom • Finn Janning says empathy and compassion are necessary for our thriving and even our survival.
Demons of the Self • Tristen Taylor finds problems in meaningfully defining ‘evil’.
Pascal’s Climate Wager • Keith Tidman considers the smart bet for our future.
Men of Steel Superman vs Übermensch • Roy Schwartz examines whether the world’s first superhero really was inspired by Nietzsche’s ‘superior man’, and what the Nazis have to do with it.
Should Kant Be Canceled? • Mark Couch wonders where we should draw the line with historical thinkers.
Harmony & Cancellation Culture • Erica Stonestreet asks, are we too quick these days to break off relationships?
SIMON & FINN
David Chalmers • leaves behind the hard problem of consciousness for an adventure tour of computer-simulated worlds and virtual reality. Paul Doolan interviews him about his new book, Reality+: virtual worlds and the problems of philosophy.
C.L.R. James (1901-1989) • David Austin on the life in writing of a philosopher of the dispossessed, and cricket.
Letters • When inspiration strikes, don’t bottle it up. Email me at email@example.com Keep them short and keep them coming!
All Your Love is Need • Peter Adamson ponders erotic philosophy in the Renaissance.
Modern Europe and the Enlightenment • Terri Murray asks if liberalism is under attack in Europe, Michael Strawser questions Kierkegaard about technology, and Steven Campbell-Harris is provoked by ideas. In our ‘classics’ department, James Reynolds says we mustn’t forget Hannah Arendt’s warning.
Kierkegaard and the Question Concerning Technology
The Origins of Totalitarianism
TENET • Ștefan Bolea considers the motives of the kind of villain who wants to destroy the world (CONTAINS SPOILERS).
Smooching by the Seine • Seán Moran reports from the city of love.
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Back Issues & Digital Editions
The Philosopher in the Café • Raymond Tallis finds Sartre in bad faith about ‘Bad Faith’.
Socrates’ Home Life • Lydia Masseron finds out exactly what’s on Xanthippe’s mind.