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Mind & Self

Defending Free Will & The Self

Defending Free Will & The Self

Frank S. Robinson ‘chooses’ to remind ‘us’ of problems some contemporary philosophers have with these central human concepts.

The Sum of My Parts

The Sum of My Parts

Brett Wilson explores personal identity with John Locke and a dodgy 3D printer.

Francis Crick’s Deliberately Provocative Reductionism

Francis Crick’s Deliberately Provocative Reductionism

Paul Austin Murphy repudiates a blasé reduction of mind to matter by one of the discoverers of the structure of DNA.

The Free Will Pill

The Free Will Pill

Taylor A. Dunn asks, if free will were a drug, should you take it?

Regulars

You and Your Mind
News: February/March 2019

News: February/March 2019

Brain to Brain networking demonstrated • Saudi Arabia to lift philosophy teaching ban • Philosophy Now Against Stupidity Award — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

Martin Jenkins traces the life of a self-made woman.

Can an ‘Ought’ be Derived from an ‘Is’?

Can an ‘Ought’ be Derived from an ‘Is’?

Philippa Foot says it’s super easy, barely an inconvenience.

Ethics of the Future

Ethics of the Future

Alexander Joy on the importance of not hurting future people.

Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Gordon Marino can’t wait to tell you about moral self-deception.

The Decline & Rebirth of Philosophy

The Decline & Rebirth of Philosophy

Daniel Kaufman sees philosophy ailing as a guide for Western culture, and considers how it might be revived.

Toughing it Out

Toughing it Out

Anushka Bhaskar (18) and Anchal Bhaskar (16) take Resilience 101.

Columns

Roger Bacon (c.1214 - c.1292)
Divided Opinions

Philosophy Then: Divided Opinions

Peter Adamson looks at how we carve up philosophies.

Hounded in Holland

Street Philosopher: Hounded in Holland

Seán Moran considers canine companions.

Homo Faber

Tallis in Wonderland: Homo Faber

Raymond Tallis makes much out of human tool use.

Reviews

War: An Enquiry by A.C. Grayling

War: An Enquiry by A.C. Grayling

Chad Trainer muses on A.C. Grayling’s modern perspective on war.

In Defence of War by Nigel Biggar

In Defence of War by Nigel Biggar

David McKay looks at arguments about when war might be justified.

Saving Beauty by Byung-Chul Han

Saving Beauty by Byung-Chul Han

Lillian Wilde asks: is it beauty that needs saving, or is it us?

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

Ellen Miller considers birth, wonder, and care as philosophical frameworks.

Fiction

Selves Into Self

Selves Into Self

by Stuart Greenstreet

Being-With-Significant-Others

Being-With-Significant-Others

Sebastian Richardson eavesdrops on Martin Heidegger’s relationship counselling.

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