Now There’s A Version Of Mail Online Written By Philosophers

Pour your curves into this philosophical parody site.

1. What does tabloid news written by philosophers look like? Now we know. This is The Philosophers’ Mail, the intellectual’s version of the globe-straddling, flesh-flaunting, million-clicks-a-minute Mail Online.

It asks important questions about human motivation, ethics and the big questions.

2. Its top stories today range from soul-searching thoughts on the human condition…


4. To some waffle about why you should stop reading the news.

5. These are interesting section headers though.

6. Philosopher and popular author Alain de Botton is involved and sarcastically - one would hope - calls the site a competitor to Mail Online.

Anyone here read the Mail Online with fair regularity, yet feels conflicted, ambivalent, even sometime disgusted for doing so?

— Alain de Botton (@alaindebotton)

Now, at last, there is an alternative. You no longer have to choose between what is fun and what is serious. Today sees the launch of...

— Alain de Botton (@alaindebotton)

...a major new rival to the Daily Mail, written and produced entirely by philosophers. Please get addicted to:

— Alain de Botton (@alaindebotton)

9. Some 161 million people around the world a month visit Mail Online. We’re not sure the intellectual version is more entertaining than the real thing.

That’s maybe something for philosophers to aim for.

10. The whole this is run by the School of Life, a business which runs lectures and therapies and has a shop near Kings Cross in London.

The workshop on “Mindfulness” on February 1 will set you back £150, while a forthcoming talk on “How to be cool” is just £40.

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Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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