Issue 100: January/February 2014
by Rick Lewis
Mike Tyson ‘Likes Philosophy’ • Aussie Govt ‘Doesn’t Like Philosophy’ • International Animal Cruelty Court Proposed — News reports by Sue Roberts
PHILOSOPHY AND LANGUAGE
Two philosophical traditions with an interest in common.
And how does language work anyway? Antony Tomlinson weighs the arguments.
Robert Horner tells us how, and then gives a linguistic philosopher’s view of the meaning of ‘the right to bear arms’.
Peter Benson tells us what language is and isn’t according to Jacques Derrida.
Akilesh Ayyar explains Proust’s and Deleuze’s takes on enigmatic messages.
Iain King derives a universal moral law from a moral field study.
Roger McCann tries to identify some of the attributes of knowledge.
Siobhan Lyons argues that contemporary culture’s obsession with happiness is unhealthy in a variety of ways.
What is truth? Joel Marks develops a new approach which he calls alethic deism.
Alistair MacFarlane holds up a mirror to the life of the famous Pragmatist.
Unbelievable Arguments • The Real Hard Problem • Random Freedom • Ave Epicurus • Automatic Writing • The Problem Itself • Persistant Thinking • Immoral Relativism
Tim Madigan remembers Steve Allen’s Meeting of Minds.
Raymond Tallis hunts for the source of causation.
Peter Caws argues that America The Philosophical is a misnomer (at best).
Raymond Pfeiffer finds The Reasonableness of Reason not entirely unreasonable.
Yasemin Sari on a new film about a courageous thinker and her views on responsibility and the nature of evil.
by Chris Madden
by Melissa Felder
by Bill Stott
David Dobereiner imagines a meeting of great minds.
by Colin Pink