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Israeli philosopher Oded Na’aman offers a searing examination of his actions as a member of the Israeli Defense Forces serving in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Anil Gomes explores an alternative to the Cartesian and Kantian project of seeking knowledge of the world from the position of an “isolated self”. Joshua Glasgow celebrates the personal rewards of supporting one’s team as a “real” rather than “bandwagon” fan. Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin reviews Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò’s Elite Capture. And Helena de Bres interviews political theorist Lea Ypi about the multiple forms of expression in her best-selling memoir Free: Coming of Age at the End of History. Cover illustration by Emily C. Bernstein.

The Raven Magazine Spring 2022

Adam Kadlac offers an appreciation of Disney's "princess industrial complex." Michele Moody-Adams explores the importance of coming to terms with history. A previously unpublished essay by Mary Midgley considers the limits of bachelor philosophy. Michael Thorne considers why Wittgenstein said that learning the truth by thinking is like learning about a face by drawing it; Kenny Walden finds paradoxes in nostalgia. Helen De Cruz reviews The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow. Cover illustration by Emily C. Bernstein.

Fall 2021 cover, an illustration of playing cards

Can John Stuart Mill shed light on academic freedom? What did Wittgenstein mean by "the decisive move in the conjuring trick"? How does Twitter foster intimacy—and get us into trouble? Also: Lisa Herzog on the epistemological value of markets, Kyla Ebels-Duggan on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Sally Haslanger on Amia Srinavasan's The Right to Sex. Cover illustration by Emily C. Bernstein.