Daily Philosophy

Dr Andreas Matthias
The companion newsletter to the daily-philosophy.com online magazine. Original articles about all areas of philosophy and their power to change human lives. Regular guest posts and interviews with important scholars and writers.
Created 13 Sep 2020
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  • Ukraine Donation and New Magazine Issue #190
    03 Apr 2022
    Dear friends of Daily Philosophy, I am happy to report two pieces of news here: First, our one-month fundraising in support of the International Rescue Committee has ended. Five new subscribers took a...
  • Printable Magazine Download Page
    03 Apr 2022
    Dear supporters of Daily Philosophy, To make it easier for you to find the printable magazine, I am linking all of them below. I will keep linking them here, so that you can always get them from this ...
  • Wilderness and Civilisation #189 (P)
    02 Apr 2022 0 1
    Different societies on Earth seem to conceptualise nature in entirely different ways. A fascinating paper by Miller and Kirk shows how our perceived strength shapes our attitudes to nature. But will w...
  • Philosophy studies in EU-wide danger! #188
    01 Apr 2022 1 4
    Dear friends of Daily Philosophy, I don’t know if you have been following the Greek papers, but there has been surprisingly little echo in the international press about what’s going on right now in th...
  • Free Private Cities #187 (P)
    29 Mar 2022
    The prophets of the new world are dreaming up private cities, places free from government control, taxation and oppressive laws. But could a privately run city really work? And can history help us und...
  • Confucianism and Just War #186
    25 Mar 2022 0 9
    Since governments are charged with pursuing the popular well-being and not state power or prosperity, wars of aggression are illegitimate. — David Cockayne on how classic Confucianism would see wars. ...
  • Underwater or High Above? #185 (P)
    20 Mar 2022 1 0
    The discussion on whether we should first colonise the oceans or space is complex and involves NASA experiments with exposure to vacuum, the romantic side of drowning, the poetry of TS Eliot and the s...
  • Philosophy and Nuclear Weapons #184
    18 Mar 2022 0 1
    In ‘The Duty of a Philosopher in this Age’ (1964), Bertrand Russell wrote that the philosopher’s duty was now to forget philosophy and to study “the probable effects of a nuclear war.” But is it true ...
  • The Mermaid and the Mariner #183 (P)
    14 Mar 2022 1 3
    The men who set out to conquer the seas have always known that the oceans are both necessary to our survival and hostile to it, and this duality is personified in the figure of the beautiful mermaid a...
  • Bentham on Animal Rights #182
    11 Mar 2022 0 2
    Like many of his radical English contemporaries, Bentham was active in his opposition to slavery, colonialism, the death penalty, the treatment of women as inferiors, and vast discrepancies in wealth....
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