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Comedy Culture Fringe Theatre

Alex Farrow: Philosophy Pig — Review

Venue: Laughing Horse @ 32 Below 3, Venue 442Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It is not often you leave a Fringe show feeling educated and entertained in equal measure, but Alex Farrow: Philosophy Pig is an exception. Starring Alex Farrow himself, an ex-philosophy teacher who threw it all in to become a full-time standup, this show integrates fundamental […]

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Features Resident Philosopher Column

We are our choices, but are our choices ours?

Every day, from the moment we wake up, we make choices. Ranging from what to have for breakfast to how much effort we want to put into our courses. Our lives basically consist of the choices that we make. They’re like building blocks: for every decision that we make, the structure of our lives starts […]

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Features Resident Philosopher Column

Why everyone should be interested in philosophy

Hello, dear readers. It’s your new resident philosopher here. In my first article of this column, I would like to introduce myself and the purpose of this weekly philosophical analysis. My name is Azul. I am a philosophy student from Argentina. Among my favorite philosophers are Plato, Nietzsche, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Russel and Foucault. What […]

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Editorial

Thrust into the absurd, why must we keep carrying on?

So how was everyone’s summer? Did everyone have a fun time accomplishing lots and feeling comfortable about the state of the world? The last time I wrote an editorial to be published in print my biggest frustration was the response to the UCU strikes (anyone remember those?) and the hijinks of the Democratic primary. Less […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

Wabi Sabi – the Japanese mantra to help you accept imperfection

Wabi-sabi may be the latest concept in the West, but it originates from Japanese philosophy. It has many layers in its meaning, but the simplest way to put it is it is a way of perceiving the world centred on the acceptance and appreciation of transience and imperfection. The term wabi means “loneliness” and used […]

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Voices

Analysing transmisogyny and how it harms trans women

Definitions Transgender (trans): an individual who identifies as a different gender to the one they were assigned at birth Cisgender (cis): an individual who identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth Transmisogyny: the intersection between transphobia and misogyny against women; this intersection is the name of oppression towards trans women Epistemic: relating to […]

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Culture Literature

‘An anti-idealist view of reality’: Object-Oriented Ontology by Graham Harman

Recently, a whole new generation of Pelican books has been published, and among them stands Graham Harman’s Object-Orientated Ontology, abbreviated to OOO. Unless one is intimately invested in philosophy, such a title conveys very little, but OOO is a burgeoning new field in philosophy that takes an anti-idealist view of reality, and values aesthetics as […]

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Culture Literature

The Art of Losing Control

The Art of Losing Control is a philosophical non-fiction that begins to answer a fundamental question – how do we seek to switch off our minds? Influenced by his traumatic accident and years of social anxiety and depression, Jules Evans provides a vivid account of the various methods used to achieve ecstatic experiences. We are […]