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Modern Moral Problems

Recognition and Protest

Recognition & Protest

Andrew Hyams recognises what fuels protest movements.

The Ethics of Fat Shaming

The Ethics of Fat Shaming

Charlotte Curran tells us precisely why fat shaming is unethical.

A Stoic Approach to Racism

A Stoic Approach to Racism

Frank Thermitus says prepare for the worst to achieve the best.

Is Election Meddling an Act of War?

Is Election Meddling an Act of War?

Elad Uzan argues that although it may well be, this doesn’t necessarily justify a warlike response.

Regulars

Modern Times

Editorial: Modern Times

by Rick Lewis

News: June/July 2021

News: June/July 2021

Two Philosophers’ Prizes • Two Philosophers’ Deaths • One Philosopher’s Birthday — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

Articles

Deleuze & Guattari’s Friendly Concepts

Deleuze & Guattari’s Friendly Concepts

Karen Parham explores the collection of curious concepts Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari use in their organic perception of reality.

René Descartes: A Yogi?

René Descartes: A Yogi?

Sujantra McKeever finds striking similarities between Cartesian and yogic thought.

Reason & Emotion

Reason & Emotion

James R. Robinson finds ways of bridging the gap (or not).

Phenomenology At The Beach

Phenomenology At The Beach

Chad Engelland philosophically analyses the experience of being at the seaside.

Leibniz on Unicorns

Leibniz on Unicorns

Dean Ericksen finds something strange in his cabinet of philosophical curiosities.

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Martin Jenkins gathers his courage, steps through the wardrobe and meets an enchanting professor.

Columns

Philosophers on Sleeping
Evil Overruled

Philosophy Then: Evil Overruled

Peter Adamson considers explanations of evil in the context of slavery in nineteenth century America.

Bicycling in Brussels

Street Philosopher: Bicycling in Brussels

Seán Moran suspects simple stereotypes.

The Laws of Nature

Tallis in Wonderland: ‘The Laws of Nature’

Raymond Tallis gazes into the gap between nature’s habits and the laws of science.

Reviews

What is Philosophy For? by Mary Midgley

What is Philosophy For? by Mary Midgley

To philosophy… and beyond! John Shand agrees with Mary Midgley about philosophy’s purpose.

Philosophy in a Technological World: Gods and Titans by James Tartaglia
The Promise of Artificial Intelligence by Brian Cantwell Smith

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence by Brian Cantwell Smith

Joshua Schrier asks whether artificial real intelligence is possible.

Casablanca

Casablanca

Brian McCusker looks and leaps into Casablanca with Søren Kierkegaard.

Fiction

John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill

by Brandon Robshaw

The War with the Insectoids

The War with the Insectoids

Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues and Ricardo Tavares find good intentions leading in the wrong direction.

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