The Point is a print and digital magazine of philosophical writing that embodies two distinct but complementary convictions: on the one hand, that humanistic thinking has relevance for contemporary life; on the other, that our lives are full of experiences worth thinking about. Each issue contains three sections: essays that blend memoir, criticism and journalism to examine the ideas and beliefs that shape our world; a symposium that gathers contributions on a topic chosen by the editors (e.g. privacy, sports, film, marriage), and reviews of pretty much anything at all. The Point adheres to no specific political or social agenda; instead, we ask our readers to participate in a dialogue between diverse intellectual traditions, personalities and points of view. The goal is a society where the examined life is not an abstract ideal but an everyday practice.