is a digital magazine of ideas and culture, launched September 2012. We publish some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web. We ask the big questions and find the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society and the arts.
Aeon has four channels, and all are completely free to enjoy. Most weekdays, we publish Essays
– longform explorations of deep issues written by serious and creative thinkers.
From Monday to Friday, we also publish Ideas
– short provocations, maintaining Aeon’s high editorial standards but in a more nimble and immediate form.
Aeon’s Video channel
streams a mixture of curated short documentaries and original Aeon content, including a series of interviews with experts at the forefront of thought.
Finally, Aeon’s Conversations
invite the reader in to put their own arguments and points of view. With Conversations, old-style web comments give way to a new form of collective inquiry.
Aeon was founded in London by Paul and Brigid Hains. It now has offices in London, Melbourne and New York. It is not affiliated with any other organisation or political group. Aeon is committed to big ideas, serious enquiry and a humane worldview. That’s it.