Issue 102: May/June 2014
by Rick Lewis
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
Stuart Greenstreet on the abysmal failure of theories about crime and punishment.
If you eat meat, are you personally to blame for the evils of factory farming? Richard Corry considers the consequences.
Darrin Belousek considers different ethical perspectives on drugs in sport.
Terri Murray argues that ijtihad and critical debate are essential in a liberal, multicultural society.
Arnold Zuboff tells us why we should believe our senses.
Barbara Smoker probes why there is something rather than nothing.
Ian Kidd exposes the errors of the science fundamentalists.
Simon Coghlan tells us, with help from Derek Parfit.
Sally Latham on Swinburne’s argument that you can exist without your body.
Roger Caldwell rediscovers the bookish revolutionist.
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
Our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci asks.
Raymond Tallis on maths’ unreasonable effectiveness.
Michael Brady finds John Dewey’s lost book compelling.
David McKay fastens his seatbelt for A Short History of Western Thought.
Alexander Hooke finds hell & existentialist hope in prison.
by Melissa Felder
by Bill Stott
by Vadim Dozmorov
by Chris Madden
Jonathan Sheasby takes a look at reality from street level.