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Time, Identity & Free Will

To Be Is To Persist

To Be Is To Persist

Dustin Gray finds out that continuing to exist isn’t as simple as you might think.

The Metaphysics of Groundhog Day

The Metaphysics of Groundhog Day

Lawrence Crocker says it’s about time, and personal identity, and free will.

Free Will and The Brain

Free Will & The Brain

Kevin Loughran wonders what scientific experiments really tell us about free will.

Determinism versus Determinism

Determinism versus Determinism

Nurana Rajabova is determined to sort it out.

Regulars

Time and Being
News: December 2020 / January 2021

News: December 2020 / January 2021

Study finds moral choices gendered • Ethics of wiring your brain to a computer • Philosopher rides along Montaigne track — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

Homo informaticus

Homo informaticus

Luc de Brabandere lets us sail with him along the two great rivers of thought that have flowed down the centuries from ancient philosophy into modern computer science, from Plato and Aristotle to Alan Turing and Claude Shannon.

Homosexuality & Christianity

Homosexuality & Christianity

Douglas Groothuis argues that it is possible for someone to be gay, happy, and committed to traditional sexual ethics.

José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955)

José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955)

Morgan Sloan studies a Spanish philosopher and public intellectual who wanted to use philosophy to help society.

The Future of Philosophy is CYBORG

The Future of Philosophy is CYBORG

Phil Torres imagines a biotech way of solving intractable philosophical problems.

On Casuistry

On Casuistry

Jason Morgan advocates justice without legislation.

Hedonism in Ancient India & Greece

Hedonism in Ancient India & Greece

Nick Gutierrez wonders if pleasure-seeking is underrated as a virtue.

Columns

Arguing with a Solipsist

Tallis in Wonderland: Arguing with a Solipsist

Raymond Tallis takes it upon himself to prove that you exist.

Do You Need Any Body?

Philosophy Then: Do You Need Any Body?

Peter Adamson on Avicenna’s soul survivors.

Reviews

Truth by Simon Blackburn

Truth by Simon Blackburn

Nick Everitt is unconvinced that what Simon Blackburn says about truth is true.

Perfect Me by Heather Widdows

Perfect Me by Heather Widdows

A ‘feminish’ book, reviewed by Stuart Hannabuss, reflects on beauty and otherness.

Xenofeminism by Helen Hester

Xenofeminism by Helen Hester

A ‘feminish’ book, reviewed by Dharmender Dhillon, reflects on beauty and otherness.

On Not Being Someone Else by Andrew H. Miller

On Not Being Someone Else by Andrew H. Miller

Alexandre Leskanich looks wistfully at all the lives he and we haven’t led.

Fiction

Who am I?

Who am I?

by Jenny Maryl

Diminished Responsibility

Diminished Responsibility

Mark Pinder sees physics turn into metaphysics when an experiment goes wrong.

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