The Outline

Tom Whyman

Tom Whyman
Tom Whyman is a writer and philosopher from the UK.
Power Apr 16

Thinking about climate means becoming human for the first time

Part three of a three-part series on how philosophy contends with our possible annihilation.

Power Apr 09

How to think against the apocalypse

Part two in a three-part series on how philosophy contends with our possible annihilation.

Power Apr 03

Can we truly think about climate change at all?

Part one of a three-part series on how philosophy contends with our possible annihilation.

Power Mar 26

Give the Nobel Prize in Literature to Dril

He is our best modern poet. He will never log off.

Power Mar 19

We can never speak freely

At most, and with some effort, we can learn to speak well.

Power Mar 12

We are all babies having cheese thrown at us, constantly

Here’s another slice.

Power Mar 05

How do I raise a good son in a world that lets men be so bad?

I just found out my baby is a boy. What a nightmare.

Power Feb 26

Are politicians getting more bizarre?

Why we insist on being ruled by the least human-like human beings on the planet.

Culture Feb 18

Can you ever forgive me for being a member of society?

We all need recognition. But we also deserve a world that is worthy of our recognition.

Power Feb 12

I’ve gone full Apocalypse Dad

My instinct is to prepare for the worst, but maybe the real threat is everything staying precisely the same.

Power Feb 05

The myth of Ted Bundy as a charming guy

Why are we invested in thinking he was so handsome and normal-seeming?

Power Jan 29

The unnatural ethics of AI could be its undoing

Algorithms are so good at racism that it will hopefully become impossible to ignore.

Power Jan 22

How male privilege produces such hapless men

The internet abounds with tales of male incompetence. What’s up with all these morons?

Power Jan 15

Is it hopepunk to have a baby?

Maybe a very cozy-looking baby. If we read it ‘Harry Potter.’

Power Dec 13

Experience: I am in love with this personal essay series

Where else can you learn what it is like to be swallowed by a hippo?

Power Nov 29

If the Big Cow is a lie then to hell with the truth

Moo.

Power Nov 20

How bad should we feel for burnt-out gifted kids?

Sure, being told you have potential can mess a person up, but don’t trace all your adult shortcomings back to grade school.

Power Oct 23

Why are rich people so weird?

From Business Insider lady to money diarists, the strangest humans on the planet keep telling us about their days.

Power Oct 08

Why everyone wants to speak to the manager

The political disposition behind the meme.

Power Sep 12

Stop blaming postmodernism for the rise of Trump

The president lies a lot. This has nothing to do with Derrida.