The best of this week’s philosophical internet from The New York Times, The Atlantic, Philosophy Now, Sam Harris, Medium, The Irish Times and The New York Review of Books.
- John Kaag explains why he risks his life hiking in the backcountry. | The New York Times
- “Nietzsche knew that if philosophy can serve as therapy, it’s by delivering an electric jolt to the soul.” Becca Rothfeld reviews Kaag’s Hiking with Nietzsche. | The Atlantic
- Siobhan Lyons on who is and who isn’t a real philosopher. | Philosophy Now
- “The Edge of Humanity”: Sam Harris interviews author Yuval Noah Harari about his new book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. | Sam Harris
- Patrick D. O’Connor shares his recommendations for the 5 Best Philosophy Podcasts. | Medium
- “Time to pick up a bit of Plato.” Michael McAleer holds out hope that philosophers can save us from AI, big data and biotech | The Irish Times
- “In this era of ecological collapse and cascading extinctions one feels a desire … to see the world become wild again.” Lucy Jakub’s wild speculations about evolution after humans. | The New York Review of Books