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War and Philosophy

The Philosophy of War

The Philosophy of War

Ziyad Hayatli presents a condensed history of the philosophy of war.

Bergson: Rights, Instincts, Visions & War

Bergson: Rights, Instincts, Visions & War

Carl Strasen says Henri Bergson’s ideas about wars need rediscovering.

Regulars

Sticks and Stones
News: February/March 2018

News: February/March 2018

Remembering Murphy’s Law • Control cars with your mind! (What could go wrong?) • Children and chimpanzees crave revenge — News reports by Anja Steinbauer and Filiz Peach

Articles

The Puzzle Of Patriotism

The Puzzle Of Patriotism

Phil Badger tries to make sense of a tangle of pride, identity and metaphysics.

Free Will Is Still Alive!

Free Will Is Still Alive!

Carlo Filice questions recent attempts to question free will.

Is Everything A Computer?

Is Everything A Computer?

Paul Austin Murphy computes the probabilities.

Splitting Chairs

Splitting Chairs

Quentin Mareuse distinguishes lots of ways of distinguishing things.

Twelve Principles of Knowledge

Twelve Principles of Knowledge

George Dunseth outlines basic principles for knowing whether or not ideas are true.

Are You A Garbled Relativist?

Are You A Garbled Relativist?

Ray Prebble argues that moral relativism is both incoherent and immoral.

Columns

Torpid In A Taxi

The Street Philosopher: Torpid In A Taxi

Seán Moran contemplates a comatose cabbie.

On Looking at the Back of My Hand

Tallis in Wonderland: On Looking at the Back of My Hand

Raymond Tallis finds unexpected depths of knowledge.

Reviews

Experiencing Time by Simon Prosser

Experiencing Time by Simon Prosser

Heather Dyke passes time reading about a denial of the passing of time.

The Trolley Problem Mysteries by F. M. Kamm

The Trolley Problem Mysteries by F. M. Kamm

Richard Baron tracks what Trolley Problems can tell us about ethics.

Anger and Forgiveness by Martha Nussbaum

Anger and Forgiveness by Martha Nussbaum

Trevor Pateman looks at problems with anger and forgiveness.

Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

Stefan Bolea talks of madness, antihumanism, and the arrival of the new gods.

Fiction

Freedom 2199

Freedom 2199

Jonathan Sheasby discovers some unexpected perils of AI.

Photography In The 18th Century

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