Raymond Geuss (Cambridge): Goals, Origins, Disciplines. From The Point, Raymond Geuss on a world without why; and Jonny Thakkar on the Examined Life: What is popular philosophy? Julian Baggini takes a celluloid stroll with Astra Taylor's Examined Life. What is the meaning of life? Four philosophers accept a challenge and attempt to answer the age old question. The Meaning of Life: An interview with A C Grayling (and part 2 and part 3 and part 4). For those who lack a natural fondness for abstractions, philosophy is a discipline best experienced in bite-sized pieces. The first chapter from Existentialism for Dummies by Christopher Panza and Gregory Gale. A review of Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy by Alain Badiou. An excerpt from Turning On the Mind: French Philosophers on Television by Tamara Chaplin. The gig may be up now, but who can say that BHL isn’t exactly the type of philosopher that late capitalism deserves? “Cows too can easily be made into ideas”: An interview with Roger Scruton. Christopher Shea on armchair philosophy: is it sexist? From TPM, women debate the absence of women in debate. The problem of pluralism: How broad can a World Congress of Philosophy get before it loses its focus? A review of Not Exactly: In Praise of Vagueness by Kees van Deemter (and more and more). So what if philosophers can do tricks with Plato that are far beyond the understanding of the rest of us? A review of Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein (and more). Ted Cohen's Jokes: Philosophical Thoughts on Joking Matters is now available for free download at the University of Chicago Press website. Sometimes, evil is its own reward: A review of Supervillains and Philosophy.

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