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Join us as we welcome twelve philosophers to discuss everything from bureaucracy and gender to Black existential freedom and beyond. 

Paisley Currah Robin Dembroff

Trans-inclusive policies are essential, but efforts to establish them must not lose sight of the structural oppressions that trans people face. 

Kieran Setiya Anil Gomes

Where is the line between professional philosophy and self-help? And how did we end up with this stark divide?

Lynne Segal Kate Soper Anthony Morgan

Feminist philosophers Kate Soper and Lynne Segal discuss the unsustainable obsession with economic growth and consider what it might look like if we all worked less.

Rachel Fraser

Epiphanies can prompt us to view the world differently, a new book contends. But they are no substitute for ethical and political debate.

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Kate Soper

Austerity is not the only way to save our overextended planet. A simpler life might be both more pleasurable and more equal.

Philip Kitcher

Science is always undertaken from a definite point of view, a new book concedes. But it enlarges our knowledge of the world through the interplay of different perspectives.

What if “post-growth living” could be an opportunity for greater pleasure, not less?

Catarina Dutilh Novaes Silvia Ivani

Building public trust requires far more than the conveyance of facts and instruction in scientific thinking.

Matthew Cole

Democratic theory points to two problems: unjust concentrations of power and a flawed theory of knowledge.

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