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West Meets East

Meditating with Descartes

Meditating with Descartes

Karen Parham asks how close Western philosophy gets to Buddhism.

Some Solid Ideas

Some Solid Ideas

Bharatwaj Iyer examines substance with the help of Hume & Vedantic philosophy.

Truth and the True

Truth and the True

Joseph Sen on types of knowledge in Western and Indian thought.

Seeing True Nature

Seeing True Nature

John Worthington-Hill explores Buddhist environmental thought.

Regulars

The Impossible Issue

Editorial: The Impossible Issue

by Anja Steinbauer

News: June/July 2019

News: June/July 2019

Wasp Logic • Euro Robo Rules • Yale scientists playing in God’s domain — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659-1719)

Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659-1719)

Martin Jenkins considers the way of the samurai.

From Ape to Man & Beyond

From Ape to Man & Beyond

Henrik Schoeneberg contends that our next step is to learn to accept ourselves.

Ethics & Uncertainty

Ethics & Uncertainty

Michael Jordan asks how knowledge of circumstances affects our morality.

Awe & Sublimity

Awe & Sublimity

Robert Clewis on philosophers and psychologists observing mighty things.

Encounters With The (Post) Sublime

Encounters With The (Post) Sublime

Siobhan Lyons asks where we can find the sublime in the modern world.

Beauty versus Evil

Beauty versus Evil

Stuart Greenstreet asks whether we may judge a work to be artistically good even if we know it to be morally evil.

Columns

Confucius (c.551-479 BCE)
A Passage to India

Philosophy Then: A Passage to India

Peter Adamson crosses continents, cultures and concepts.

Secure in Sindh

Street Philosopher: Secure in Sindh

Seán Moran gets to grips with guards.

About Aboutness

Tallis in Wonderland: About Aboutness

Raymond Tallis has some thoughts about intentionality.

Reviews

Living with Robots by Paul Dumouchel & Luisa Damiano

Living with Robots by Paul Dumouchel & Luisa Damiano

Richard Baron wonders what changes in our own thinking it would take to live with sociable robots.

Kant & the Science of Logic by Huaping Lu-Adler

Kant & the Science of Logic by Huaping Lu-Adler

Melissa Merritt considers the logic of Immanuel Kant.

Philosopher at a Film Festival

Philosopher at a Film Festival

Thomas E. Wartenberg reports from the 22nd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival.

Logos by Raymond Tallis

Logos by Raymond Tallis

We seek purpose and enlightenment as Stephen Anderson attempts to understand Raymond Tallis’s attempt to understand our understanding of the world.

Fiction

Solid Ground

Solid Ground

by Clinton Van Inman

The Parable of the Atheist and the Logical Positivist

The Parable of the Atheist and the Logical Positivist

Michael Langford drops in on the afterlife for an argument about personal identity.

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