Philosopher of the month: Karl Marx

This October, the OUP Philosophy team are highlighting German social and political theorist Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) as their Philosopher of the Month. Known as the founder of
This October, the OUP Philosophy team are highlighting German social and political theorist Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) as their Philosopher of the Month. Known as the founder of [More]

Women in the history of philosophy

For the most part, the practice of philosophy tends to be collective and conversational and collaborative. We enjoy reading what others have written on a given topic, and we like to hear what others
For the most part, the practice of philosophy tends to be collective and conversational and collaborative. We enjoy reading what others have written on a given topic, and we like to hear what others [More]

Moral responsibility and the ‘honor box’ system

If you’ve worked in an office, you’re probably familiar with “honor box” coffee service. Everyone helps themselves to stewed coffee, adds to the lounge’s growing filth, and deposits a nominal sum
If you’ve worked in an office, you’re probably familiar with “honor box” coffee service. Everyone helps themselves to stewed coffee, adds to the lounge’s growing filth, and deposits a nominal sum [More]

Announcement: IAI’s 2015 Festival on Art and Philosophy

The Institute of Art and Ideas has just posted the schedule for their upcoming 2015 festival “HowTheLightGetsIn” and early bird tickets are on sale now.
The Institute of Art and Ideas has just posted the schedule for their upcoming 2015 festival “HowTheLightGetsIn” and early bird tickets are on sale now. [More]

Philosophy Can Change Your Life

Dr. Andrew Jeffrey introduces philosophy in a concise, accessible way. In this article, he talks about the differences between philosophy, religion, poetry, and science, and how philosophy fits in our modern world.
Dr. Andrew Jeffrey introduces philosophy in a concise, accessible way. In this article, he talks about the differences between philosophy, religion, poetry, and science, and how philosophy fits in our modern world. [More]

You Mad Bro? Philosophers Have No Answer

The world is experiencing a growing and disturbing trend of unsportsmanlike conduct by professional athletes. The philosophical community isn't outraged.
The world is experiencing a growing and disturbing trend of unsportsmanlike conduct by professional athletes. The philosophical community isn't outraged. [More]

Philosophers Immortalized in . . . Comics?

Learn about the likes and dislikes of Nietsche, what Plato was good at, and who was also known as The Jewish Elvis. Catch some funky dialogue between your now-dead favorite thinkers too!
Learn about the likes and dislikes of Nietsche, what Plato was good at, and who was also known as The Jewish Elvis. Catch some funky dialogue between your now-dead favorite thinkers too! [More]

We Have a Few Questions For You

Philosophy News is conducting a survey to help us better understand who our readers are. Please participate!
Philosophy News is conducting a survey to help us better understand who our readers are. Please participate! [More]

Argument Proves That Philosophy Doesn’t Exist

Two philosophers out of Denmark have developed a proof that demonstrates that philosophy doesn't exist. They have the support of some politicians but many in the philosophical community are enraged.
Two philosophers out of Denmark have developed a proof that demonstrates that philosophy doesn't exist. They have the support of some politicians but many in the philosophical community are enraged. [More]

Ruth Barcan Marcus Passes Away

Ruth Barcan Marcus passed away on February 19th, 2012
Ruth Barcan Marcus passed away on February 19th, 2012 [More]