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Friendship

Aristotle on Forming Friendships

Aristotle on Forming Friendships

Tim Madigan and Daria Gorlova explain Aristotle’s understanding of good friends and tell us why we need them.

Contemporary Friendships

Contemporary Friendships

Tim Delaney and Anastasia Malakhova categorize and analyze the different kinds of modern-day friendships.

The Value of Friendship for Education

The Value of Friendship for Education

Robert Michael Ruehl calls for a friendly revolution.

Friendly Friar

Friendly Friar

Seán Moran asks amiable Aquinas about amity.

Regulars

“Anyone who has good friends is a success”
News: June/July 2018

News: June/July 2018

Giant Karl Marx Bestrides Trier • Derek Parfit’s Photography Exhibition Opens • Bertrand Russell Prison Letters Project — News reports by Anja Steinbauer and Tim Beardmore-Gray

Articles

Teleology Rises from the Grave

Teleology Rises from the Grave

Stephen Asma says biology needs to understand the purpose – the ‘telos’ – of organisms and systems.

The Original Meaning of Life

The Original Meaning of Life

Stephen Leach and James Tartaglia investigate where the idea of the meaning of life originated.

Philosophers At The Dog Auction

Philosophers At The Dog Auction

How Kim Kavin found herself considering the philosophies of Kant, Mill and Singer at America’s biggest legal dog auction.

Why Physicalism is Wrong

Why Physicalism is Wrong

Grant Bartley argues that to say the mind is physical is an abuse of language.

Our Duty to the Dead

Our Duty to the Dead

Stamatina Liosi enlists the help of Immanuel Kant to discover why we have a duty to treat the dead with dignity.

G.E. Moore’s Hands

G.E. Moore’s Hands

Roger Caldwell takes a sceptical look at scepticism.

Columns

Thomas Hill Green (1836-1882)
Can Confucians Have Friends?

Philosophy Then: Can Confucians Have Friends?

Peter Adamson says the bonds of friendship are virtuous.

Reviews

Philosophy of Nature by Paul Feyerabend

Philosophy of Nature by Paul Feyerabend

Massimo Pigliucci says the bad boy of philosophy of science has done it again, posthumously.

Ethics, Knowledge and Truth in Sports Research by Graham McFee

Ethics, Knowledge and Truth in Sports Research by Graham McFee

Paul Davis commentates on some philosophy of sports research.

L’Avenir (Things to Come)

L’Avenir (Things to Come)

Terri Murray takes in a subtle critique of academic philosophy’s anemic inertia.

The Language Animal by Charles Taylor

The Language Animal by Charles Taylor

Roger Caldwell looks at Charles Taylor’s views of language.

Fiction

Plato’s New Cave

Plato’s New Cave

by Clinton Van Inman

What Is It Like To Be A Bot?

What Is It Like To Be A Bot?

Keith Frankish asks if it’s possible to know whether humans, or robots, have minds.

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