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Jonathan
Egid

Writing

I write essays and review books about philosophy, history, politics and other subjects, including currently a book about the 17th century Ethiopian philosopher Zär’a Ya‛ǝqob, and the question of whether or not he existed. 

See below for a list of selected published work and forthcoming projects.​

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History / Philosophy

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On two new translations of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

 

 

Times Literary Supplement, February 2024

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History / Philosophy

Forging Philosophy

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On Anonymity and Pseudonimity in the History of Philosophy

 

 

 

Aeon, December 2023

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History / Philosophy

A Novelist's Philosopher

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On Laura Beatty's Looking for Theophrastus

 

 

 

Times Literary Supplement, January 2023

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Drinks

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On free will and determinism in Raymond Tallis' Freedom: an Impossible Reality

 

 

New Humanist, May 2022

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On anti-semitism, anti-Black racism and Tudor Parfitt's Hybrid Hate

 

 

Times Literary Supplement, April 2022

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On Adom Getatchew's Worldmaking After Empire

New Humanist,

Summer Issue 2021

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Work-Life Balance

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On ethical theory in Elijah Milgram's John Stuart Mill and the Meaning of Life

 

 

Times Literary Supplement, March 2021

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Maths Rules

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On drowned mathematicians and unreason in Justin Smith-Ruiu's Irrationality

 

 

Times Literary Supplement, June 2020

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History / Philosophy

The Prince and the Plunder

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On Andrew Heavens' book about prince Alamayu of Ethiopia

New Humanist, January 2024

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History / Philosophy

Questioning Language

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On Clive Scott's The Philosophy of Literary Translation

 

 

Times Literary Supplement, December 2023

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Mains

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On reading Ethiopian manuscripts in rural Minnesota

 

 

Journal of the History of Ideas Blog

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On metaphors for thought in Jonardon Ganeri's Inwardness: a Guide for Outsiders

 

 

Times Literary Supplement, February 2022

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Abstract Egalitarianism

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On liberalism and Katrina Forrester's In the Shadow of Justice

 

 

Radical Philosophy,

Winter Issue 2021

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Words Divide, Pictures Unite!

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On logical positivism in David Edmonds' The Murder of Professor Schlick

 

 

Times Literary Supplement, May 2021

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The Study of All Things

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On whether philosophy is a science, and Timothy Williamson's Doing Philosophy

 

 

New Humanist,

Winter Issue 2020

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Making a Mingle Mangle

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On English-language philosophising in Jonathan Rée's Witcraft

Times Literary Supplement, Sugust 2019

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