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Philosophy & Science

Flora or Mona Lisa

Flora or Mona Lisa?

Predrag Slijepcevic asks if organisms are better seen as singular or as composites.

Einstein vs Logical Positivism

Einstein vs Logical Positivism

Rossen Vassilev Jr. asks if modern physics has become too metaphysical.

Science & Phenomenology

Science & Phenomenology

Kalina Moskaluk tells us how an idea outside of her theoretical background destroyed her research project and her faith in ‘simple’ phenomenology.

DNA & The Identity Crisis

DNA & The Identity Crisis

Raymond Keogh has a science-based take on personal identity.

Regulars

Scientific Knowledge
News: August/September 2019

News: August/September 2019

Michel Serres • Transgenic monkeys • Humans “quite nice” say researchers — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

Aristotle & The Good Ruler

Aristotle & The Good Ruler

Maxwell Cameron wants politicians to take a lesson from Aristotle’s book.

The Good, The Bad and Theodicy

The Good, The Bad and Theodicy

John Holroyd on the pitfalls of academic debates about God and evil.

Is Attributing Evil a Cognitive Bias?

Is Attributing Evil a Cognitive Bias?

Aner Govrin argues that a common perception of evil is mistaken.

What is the Third Way?

What is the Third Way?

How to negotiate a path between capitalist & socialist excesses? Each answer below receives a book. Apologies to the many entrants not included.

Maine de Biran (1766-1824)

Maine de Biran (1766-1824)

Benjamin Bâcle finds Maine de Biran’s idea of the self-willing self to be underrated.

Tidying Up With Socrates

Tidying Up With Socrates

Freya Mobus compares Socrates’ method of enquiry with a fashionable way to achieve domestic harmony.

Columns

First Believe, Then Understand

Philosophy Then: First Believe, Then Understand

Peter Adamson reviews the relation of reason & revelation.

In Measure Began Our Might

Tallis in Wonderland: In Measure Began Our Might

Raymond Tallis takes the measure of measurement.

Reviews

An Appeal to the World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

An Appeal to the World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Ian Robinson has a brief look at the Dalai Lama’s brief message to the world.

Down Girl by Kate Manne

Down Girl by Kate Manne

Amber Edwards considers a new understanding of misogyny.

Understanding Ignorance by Daniel R. DeNicola

Understanding Ignorance by Daniel R. DeNicola

Paul McGavin finds help in understanding ignorance in Understanding Ignorance.

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

Terri Murray watches the disappearance of reality into images, in the name of news.

Fiction

Mill Meets Gandhi

Mill Meets Gandhi

Utilitarian philosopher John Stuart Mill worked for the British East India Company for 35 years. Long after Mill’s death, Gandhi led India to independence. Eugene Alper imagines a meeting of these two great political thinkers.

Solid Ground

Solid Ground

by Clinton Van Inman

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