Issue 102: May/June 2014
Ethics in Society
by Rick Lewis
News: May/June 2014
Philosopher points to a possible future in which ‘life in prison’ means 1,000 years • Do ethicists need a code of ethics? — News reports by Sue Roberts
ETHICS IN SOCIETY
Prison Doesn’t Work
Stuart Greenstreet on the abysmal failure of theories about crime and punishment.
A Dilemma of Consumer Responsibility
If you eat meat, are you personally to blame for the evils of factory farming? Richard Corry considers the consequences.
Professional Baseball & Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Darrin Belousek considers different ethical perspectives on drugs in sport.
Is Judging Islamic Culture Possible?
Terri Murray argues that ijtihad and critical debate are essential in a liberal, multicultural society.
A Justification of Empirical Thinking
Arnold Zuboff tells us why we should believe our senses.
Barbara Smoker probes why there is something rather than nothing.
Doing Away With Scientism
Ian Kidd exposes the errors of the science fundamentalists.
What’s The Worst That Could Happen?
Simon Coghlan tells us, with help from Derek Parfit.
Sally Latham on Swinburne’s argument that you can exist without your body.
Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Roger Caldwell rediscovers the bookish revolutionist.
Peter Rickman (1918-2014)
Anja Steinbauer and Rick Lewis remember a friend and a scholar.
Democratic Reforms • Philosophy For the People • Fighting Back Religiously • Outside Derrida • Art & Soul • More Happiness From Philosophy • Problem Problems
Are There ‘Other’ Ways of Knowing?
Our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci asks.
Mathematics & Reality
Raymond Tallis on maths’ unreasonable effectiveness.
Unmodern Philosophy and Modern Philosophy by John Dewey
Michael Brady finds John Dewey’s lost book compelling.
A Short History of Western Thought by Stephen Trombley
David McKay fastens his seatbelt for A Short History of Western Thought.
The Shawshank Redemption
Alexander Hooke finds hell & existentialist hope in prison.
Simon & Finn
by Melissa Felder
Bill Stott’s Cartoon
by Bill Stott
Vadim Dozmorov’s Cartoon
by Vadim Dozmorov
Chris Madden’s Cartoon
by Chris Madden
Jonathan Sheasby takes a look at reality from street level.