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Continental Thoughts

The Concept of the Other from Kant to Lacan

The Concept of the Other from Kant to Lacan

Peter Benson looks at how continental minds see how we see other minds.

What is Derrida Saying to Us?

What is Derrida Saying to Us?

Mike Sutton gives us his present interpretation of Derrida’s traces.

Foucault’s Elephant

Foucault’s Elephant

Thomas Morrison looks hard at Michel Foucault’s problem with science.

A Radical Cure: Hannah Arendt & Simone Weil on the Need for Roots

A Radical Cure: Hannah Arendt & Simone Weil on the Need for Roots

Scott Remer thinks we arendt happy without a community and considers the complete reconstruction of the modern world to be well worth weil.

Regulars

Quotation Marks Needed
News: August/September 2018

News: August/September 2018

Famous Philosophers’ Huts on Display • Japan’s Football Captain Writes Philosophy • Reasoning Skills May Help Mental Health — News reports by Anja Steinbauer and Tim Beardmore-Gray

Articles

Dogmas

Dogmas

Sandy Grant dares to doubt them.

Free Will in the Age of Neuromodulation

Free Will in the Age of Neuromodulation

Nayef Al-Rodhan explores some of the implications of our increasing ability to chemically and technologically alter our moods and thoughts.

The Ultimate Tranquilizer

The Ultimate Tranquilizer

Maria Karvouni introduces an Epicurean state of mind.

Indigenous Philosophies

Indigenous Philosophies

Miguel van der Velden invites us to consider the philosophical ideas of the world’s many Indigenous communities.

Duns Scotus (1265/66-1308)

Duns Scotus (1265/66-1308)

Jack Allen considers the influential ideas of a medieval philosopher-monk.

What are the Moral Limits of Free Speech and Action?

What are the Moral Limits of Free Speech and Action?

Each answer below receives a book. Apologies to the many entrants not included.

Columns

Giambattista Vico (1668-1744)
Fifty Shades of Black

Tallis in Wonderland: Fifty Shades of Black

Raymond Tallis berates the malign pessimism of John Gray.

Reviews

The Wisdom of Frugality by Emrys Westacott

The Wisdom of Frugality by Emrys Westacott

Mark Waller finds out with Emrys Westacott that the simple life is not so simple after all.

Decoding Chomsky by Chris Knight

Decoding Chomsky by Chris Knight

Peter Stone detects an attempted literary left-wing hatchet job (an ice-pick job?) on Noam Chomsky.

Rashomon

Rashomon

Matt Qvortrup contemplates the fleeting nature of truth through Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece.

Philosophy of Nature by Paul Feyerabend

Philosophy of Nature by Paul Feyerabend

Massimo Pigliucci says the bad boy of philosophy of science has done it again, posthumously.

Fiction

Which Is To Say

Which Is To Say

by Scott F. Parker

The Parable of the Ultimate Computer

The Parable of the Ultimate Computer

Michael Langford computes the future of computing the future.

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