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New Philosopher magazine attempts Australian launch through crowd funding

PhilosopherAustralia’s first philosophy magazine for the general public is planning to launch later this year and is hoping to use crowd funding to finance its operation.

New Philosopher magazine is planning an Australian launch in August and running a campaign on crowdfunding platform Pozible to help fund the first edition.

Zan Boag, editor of the Australian edition, said their aim was to give Australia: “its very own high-quality, beautifully designed philosophy magazine”.

“We’re distributing New Philosopher via newsagents and bookshops in Australia and New Zealand, as well as a digital version via iTunes. We are also collaborating with the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, where we have a marquee and will be launching the magazine in August,” he said.

PzoibleThe crowd funding campaign launches today and is hoping to raise $15,000 for the launch issue. The campaign says the magazine will bring together: “Noam Chomsky, Michael Leunig, Peter Carey, Peter Singer, Clive Hamilton, Howard Gardner, Angie Hobbs, Gillian Triggs, Steve Pyke, Stathis Gourgouris and Tim Cope all in a magazine together with Kierkegaard, Plato, The Matrix, Danish philosophical art, a philosopher’s feast and a comic book version of Kafka’s ‘The Trial’.

Donors will be given discounted subscriptions and other rewards such as tickets to the Byron Bay Writers Festival.

Nic Christensen 

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