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October 3, 2019
A Professor of Ethics Weighs In on the Challenges of Being a Low-Income Student
We talked to Jennifer Morton about her new book,
, and how philosophers can do a better job of addressing life under capitalism.
September 23, 2019
Martin Hägglund’s Case for Socialism
If we knew there were no afterlife, would we make this life better?
Peter E. Gordon
July 1, 2019
The Philosophical Origins of Patriarchy
Plato, Hippocrates, and Aristotle laid the foundations on which centuries of sexism were built.
June 3, 2019
Navigating Freedom With Cass Sunstein
When nudges won’t set you free.
May 16, 2019
Want to Dismantle Capitalism? Abolish the Family
Feminist theorist Sophie Lewis’s new book looks at how rethinking pregnancy and the idea of family as forms of labor is central to emancipatory politics.
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May 6, 2019
Time’s Up for Capitalism. But What Comes Next?
Every day, we help decide how the future will unfold. But how do we cast ballots for a democracy that doesn’t yet exist?
March 19, 2019
Rediscovering Nelson Algren
The literary giant’s unique resonance in our anti-capitalist moment.
March 1, 2019
What if Plants Were One of Us
A new book from the philosopher Emanuele Coccia reimagines plants’ place in our lives—and in the cosmos.
February 12, 2019
What a Midwestern Presidential Candidate Learned From Marxist Intellectuals
Pete Buttigieg’s father was a Gramsci scholar—but he taught his son more about ethics than revolution.
February 5, 2019
Can Stoicism Make Us Happy?
A recent book from the philosopher Massimo Pigliucci attempts to recast ancient Greek philosophy as self-help.