Philosophy & History

Why Prostitution Should be Legal As in Ancient Greece

A battle has been raging for 20 years between the Swedish model, which penalizes prostitution, and the Dutch model, which seeks to make sex work safe through regulation. If history has anything to teach us in this modern debate it’s that prohibitionist models will always be ineffective.

Academic Publishing

10 New Must-Read Open Access Books

From social science perspectives on Facebook to the philosophical implications of augmented reality, here are 10 handpicked new open access books available from De Gruyter.

Language & Culture

A Pluriverse of Possibility: Thinking About the Future with Alexander Kluge

Rather than relying on possibility alone, Alexander Kluge’s experimental miniatures engender counterfactual horizons of futurity that are made incrementally accessible to lived experience through narrative form.

Philosophy & History

Is Democracy Broken? What Plato Would Have Said About Trump and Brexit

First Brexit, then Trump. 2016 was not a good year for modern Western democracies. In 2018, the consequences of these votes seem worse than many pessimists anticipated. So what might Plato, a notoriously harsh critic of democracy, have said about all of this?

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