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Rebecca Buxton co-edited, with Lisa Whiting, The Philosopher Queens: The lives and legacies of philosophy’s unsung women (2020). Reece Stafferton sat down with her to discuss the dilemmas women face, and have faced, when encountering philosophy, which throughout history has been dominated by men.
Society & Reason
One Logic, Or Many?
Owen Griffiths and A.C. Paseau try to count them.
Humans, the Believing Animals
Aristotle says humans are rational animals but Kevin Currie-Knight argues that our capacity for belief is even more fundamental.
World Wide Web or Library of Babel?
Marco Nuzzaco wants us to see the net as something more than a library.
Postmodern Flames In Brazil
Marcos A. Raposo asks if postmodernism can survive science, and vice versa.
Editorial: Society, Reason and Knowledge
by Rick Lewis
News: February/March 2023
Hegel discovery rocks Munich • Tech advances help avoid animal testing • Final frontier for ethics — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
John Stuart Mill & Harriet Taylor Mill on Equality in Marriage & Family
Lynn Gordon and David Louzecky compare the couple’s conjugal cogitations.
A Solution to the Trolley Problem
Rick Coste says the solution depends upon what we’ll realistically allow.
Maryna Lazareva says don’t be just a digital fish in the aquarium of social media.
The Theodicies of Allama Iqbal & John Hick
Muhammad Mohsin Masood compares the evolutionary thinking of theologian John Hick and poet-philosopher Muhammad Allama Iqbal.
Evil From The Outside
Martin Jenkins considers alternative explanations of suffering, somewhere between traditional monotheism and new atheism.
Émilie du Châtelet (1706-1749)
Andrea Reichenberger presents a fulcrum of the European Enlightenment.
Philosophy Shorts: Philosophers on Laziness
by Matt Qvortrup
Philosophical Haiku: Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821)
by Terence Green
Tallis in Wonderland: An Encounter with Radical Darwinitis
Dr Raymond Tallis lances a metaphysical boil.
Philosophy Shorts: Philosophers on Kissing
by Matt Qvortrup
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Brian J. Collins critiques Yuval Noah Harari’s ethical and political incoherence.
The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture by Yoram Hazony
Brad Rappaport meditates on a humanist reading of the Hebrew Bible.
Wittgenstein: Stoppard’s Muse
Fergus Edwards finds Wittgenstein everywhere in Tom Stoppard’s plays, from Jumpers to Leopoldstadt.
Seven Ways of Looking at Pointless Suffering by Scott Samuelson
Doug Phillips arms us against the slings and arrows, as he tries to find a point to pointless suffering.