Thought-provoking, philosophically informed essays from contemporary philosophers


  • Just Leisure?

Just Leisure?

Blain Neufeld argues that adults and children have a right to free time

  • Mental Conflict

Mental Conflict

Hili Razinsky on what ambivalence means for the person and for rationality

  • Who Knows?

Who Knows?

Jesper Kallestrup argues that groups can have knowledge that their members may not

  • Identity Threat

Identity Threat

Michael Cholbi on the ways in which paternalism shows disrespect

  • Family Ties

Family Ties

Reuven Brandt on parental responsibility and gamete donation

  • Logical Gaps

Logical Gaps

Catarina Dutilh Novaes on why we should dig into the cosmopolitan roots of logic

  • Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures

Carl Plantinga explores how new approaches to cognition are changing how we understand film

  • The Origin of Belief

The Origin of Belief

Joshua DiPaolo and Robert Simpson on the origins of our beliefs and the problem of indoctrination

  • Beyond Protest

Beyond Protest

Tommy Lynch on Lacan’s Four Discourses and the Problem of Protest

  • Seeing Is Believing?

Seeing Is Believing?

Daniel Whistler and Daniel Hill ask what kind of harm religious symbols might cause

  • Presence of Mind

Presence of Mind

Kathleen Stock on what we might mean when we talk about sexual objectification

  • Risky Business

Risky Business

Rupert Read and David Burnham on what philosophy can tell us about dealing with uncertainty, systemic risk, and potential catastrophe

  • Trying the Dead

Trying the Dead

Emmanuel Melissaris on achieving justice when the defendant is dead

  • Homeopathy and Evidence-Based Policy

Homeopathy and Evidence-Based Policy

John Worrall considers the proposed ban on the prescription of homeopathic remedies on the NHS and suggests that the decision is not as simple as it might initially seem.

  • Force of Habit

Force of Habit

Komarine Romdenh-Romluc discusses the relationship between habits and actions

  • You Must Be Joking!

You Must Be Joking!

Are jokes sometimes funnier because they are immoral, wonders Scott Woodcock

  • The Caring Citizen

The Caring Citizen

Why learning to care should be compulsory for all, according to Sandrine Berges

  • Good Work

Good Work

Sam Clark explores what it takes for work to contribute to human flourishing

  • Token Worries

Token Worries

There are many grounds to object to tokenism, but that doesn’t mean we should always avoid being the token woman, argues Anca Gheaus

  • Pets and Dependency

Pets and Dependency

Jessica du Toit wonders if our relationship with our pets can be morally defended

  • Are Delusions Bad for You?

Are Delusions Bad for You?

Lisa Bortolotti argues that there is more to judging delusions than whether they accurately reflect the world