Philosophy Now: Electronic access now available on campus!

Posted on June 25th, 2011 by

Anyone using a campus computer can now access the magazine Philosophy Now: A Magazine of Ideas, including the entirety of all back issues.

Here’s what the magazine has to say about itself: “Philosophy Now is a newsstand magazine for everyone interested in ideas. It aims to corrupt innocent citizens by convincing them that philosophy can be exciting, worthwhile and comprehensible, and also to provide some light and enjoyable reading matter for those already ensnared by the muse, such as philosophy students and academics.”

Issues include a number of short articles on a topical theme, as well as other articles, letters, columns and news items on matters of more general philosophical interest. Recent topical foci include J.S. Mill’s work On Liberty; the new atheism; law, tolerance and society; and the human condition: is it really that bad?

If you’ve ever wished that philosophy was just a teeeeeeensy bit more gossipy and current-eventsy, while still being serious and devoted to real issues, this magazine may be just what you’ve been looking for.



  1. Joe Lencioni says:

    How does one access this magazine?

    • Lisa Heldke says:

      On campus, all one must do is go to the website ( from any computer. It should recognize you and let you access all issues. Off campus access is not (yet?) available, though we are attempting to secure that as well (librarians are helping me here).