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Seyla Benhabib

The wide-ranging philosopher had the uncanny ability to bring very different traditions into conversation.

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The systems that harm animals go hand in hand with systems that harm humans. Combating them requires inter-species solidarity.

Alice Crary

How four women defended ethical thought from the legacy of positivism.

M. Andler

Apps like Tinder and OkCupid should make an ethical commitment to freeing their services from a gender binary. It would help all users, queer and straight alike.

Kieran Setiya

On the first English translation of Wittgenstein’s early private notebooks.

Peter Filkins

Her critical writings explore the interrelations of philosophy and poetry, politics and prose—all against the backdrop of a society remaking itself in the shadow of fascism.

Wendy A. Woloson

A cancer diagnosis reveals how pervasive consumerism has become, infecting even the stuff meant to heal us.

Teresa M. Bejan

Amidst growing suspicion that equality talk is cheap, a new book explains where egalitarianism went wrong—and what it still has to offer.

Mark D. Jordan

Against the philosopher’s dying wish, the final volume of History of Sexuality has now been published. How should we approach it, and what can it teach us about how Christianity shaped the modern self?

Annie Howard

Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven reminds us of the radical power of collective imagination.

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