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Pleasure in the age of panic

"The idea that we must be damned for our enjoyment marks pleasure, and its opponent, sacrifice, as part of utilitarian philosophy."

How (not) to look at buildings

When was the last time something was so beautiful it shocked you?

University renames philosophy professorship following a £2.8 million donation

The professorship, originally titled The White’s Chair of Moral Philosophy, is now known as The Sekyra and White’s Professorship of Moral Philosophy. The donors, the Sekyra Foundation, revealed in a statement that they made the gift to “uncover deeper levels of reality” by utilising philosophy.

Virtual beings: We are our data

"If we conceive of the self as digitally contingent and cybernetically oriented, virtual hazards become existential ones."

Pembroke tutor imprisoned for indecent images

TW: child pornography, sexual abuse Philosophy professor Peter King has been jailed for possessing almost 3,000 indecent images. He was sentenced to seven months in custody and...

Who’s afraid of Derrida?

This article is a complaint to my academic discipline, English literature. It is, not to overstate the matter, one of my great loves, but...

Interview: Peter Singer

Over Skype, Peter Singer is the consummate philosopher: calm, reasoned but possessing a distinct alacrity when answering questions pertaining to his work. It is...

Mass surveillance could save us from extinction, claims Professor

Bostrom argued that humanity’s demise is likely to be at the hands of a technology of our own design, and to counter this we may require global mass surveillance.

Would you risk your life on God? Reflections on Professor John Lennox’s ‘Can Science Explain Everything?’

Prompted by Professor John Lennox's new book, Jack Sagar grapples with questions about science, God, and the faith that binds us all together.

‘Sehnsucht’ and life’s insatiable longing

The desire for the unattainable is both the inspiration for great art and the catalyst for great sorrow

Alain de Botton: “The university system is failing people”

Author Alain de Botton, founder of the School of Life, talks philosophy, mental health and the education system

In this fractured world, does empathy really hold us all together?

Against Empathy is a compelling and relevant reevaluation of compassion

Oxford business graduates are UK’s highest earners, report reveals

Historians, philosophers, and engineers earn less according to new government report

Interview: A.C. Grayling

John Maier in conversation with A.C. Grayling about New Atheism, analytic philosophy, and the EU

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