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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

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philosophy
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13 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / science
Oh Silence, Oh Deathly Silent Uproar!*
Oh Silence, Oh Deathly Silent Uproar!*
Magazine / science

Noise is all around us. So it has been, ever since we swapped our hunter-gatherer lifestyle for city-living – which is where the ancients’ complicated relationship with silence began…

Paweł Janiszewski

Magazine / culture
The Reverie of Rambo
The Reverie of Rambo
Magazine / culture

According to Heraclitus, gods live everywhere – even in those things we find repugnant. We might find some surprising insight in the worldview of John Rambo, too.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Magazine / society
The Happy Moments Trap
The Happy Moments Trap
Magazine / society

We often think of retreating to some secluded, distance place, full of heavenly peace. But behind such dreams often lie quite unheavenly motives.

Adam Aduszkiewicz

Magazine / society
You Must Change Your Life
You Must Change Your Life
Magazine / society

In uncertain times, many of us look towards developing our self as a means of adapting to changing circumstances. Along the way, we may be helped by the likes of Jordan Peterson and Peter Sloterdijk.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Magazine / society
The Temptation of the Desert
The Temptation of the Desert
Magazine / society

In the 3rd century AD, different Christian hermits, ascetics and monks began to inhabit the deserts of Egypt. They were often visited by demons, and in the case of Saint Anthony, endured supernatural temptation.

Adam Aduszkiewicz

Magazine / culture
The Breath of the Universe
The Breath of the Universe
Magazine / culture

The Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece believed that breath played a fundamental role in structuring cosmic existence.

Paweł Janiszewski

Magazine / society
The Gospel According to Pinker
The Gospel According to Pinker
Magazine / society

Steven Pinker talks about Enlightenment values, conspiracy theories, and why we should all be more optimistic about the future.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Reading / society
Narcissus’ Reflection in the Matrix
Narcissus’ Reflection in the Matrix
Reading / society

According to philosophers, popular culture and Elon Musk, there’s a strong possibility that reality is an illusion. Could this be true?

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Reading / society
There’s an Elephant in the Room
There’s an Elephant in the Room
Reading / society

Noam Chomsky talks about who rules the world, the threat of climate change, and the breakdown of global democracy.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Magazine / culture
The Past Perfect
The Past Perfect
Magazine / culture

We throw out old, broken objects and worry about how we will look in the future. Yet, as the Japanese art of ‘kintsugi’ shows, it’s also possible to make the imperfect beautiful.

Aleksandra Reszelska

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