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There are plenty of serious academic journals around, but for a readable introduction to the major issues in philosophy today, I would recommend trying one of these magazines...

Philosophy NowPhilosophy Now...

covers a wide range of topics in a lively way. It also has an extensive archive which you can search online. Click on the cover to go to their website.

Always readable, Philosophy Now is a wonderful introduction to all that is relevant and accessible in philosophy. Its website gives information about events, links to other philosophy sites and includes many items available for free download.


The Philosophers MagazineThe Philosophers Magazine...

offers a wide range of interesting and jargon-free articles. Click on the cover to take a look at their website for more information. 

Each issue includes a forum where a number of different thinkers address a single question, a news section, interviews and book reviews.




is the journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. It aims to bridge the gap between academic philosophy and the general public, and discusses a whole range of issue in a way that is free from jargon.

Think is edited by Stephen Law. For more information go via the Royal Institute of Philosophy website at..., or click the cover.



PhilosophieDo you read French? If so, you're in for a real treat!

One of the most intersting popular magazines around is Philosophie. It's available in most good newsagents in France, but it is also available online, and its website gives a good taster of all that it available. To go to that site, just click on the cover.

Plenty of Gallic subtlety here - even on the question, explored in this old issue, of whether women are more moral than men. Nothing is presented in black and white, more fifty shades of g.... No, I'll re-phrase that! It's a great magazine for the broad issues of philosophy and culture, even if - like me - you have to sit with a French dictionary to hand.

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