Issue 104: September/October 2014
by Anja Steinbauer
Terror group labels philosophy “ungodly” • Hawking warns of end of universe • Ethics panel debates ebola response — News reports by Sue Roberts, Anja Steinbauer and Matthew Wills
THE OTHER GREEK PHILOSOPHERS
Will Bouwman on how Thales, Anaximander, Pythagoras, Parmenides & Zeno established empiricism, maths & logic as dominant features of Western thinking.
Chris Christensen argues that two basic philosophical opposites were harmoniously united in the thought of Democritus (460-370 BC).
Eric Scheske considers the link between Pyrrho of Elis and internet culture.
Roger Caldwell contemplates the life and thinking of Diogenes the Dog.
Benjamin Kerstein explores an ancient faultline in Western thinking and modern culture by comparing the philosophies of Epicurus and Job.
Willow Verkerk considers what Nietzsche has to teach us about love.
Bill Capra considers the controversial argument that things have rights.
Phil Badger considers what it would take to make truly justifiable moral decisions.
Richard Lawson shows how Karl Popper can help settle the climate debate.
Jonathan Barfield presents a way to beat the sceptics.
Siobhan Lyons tries not to use either to explain what and why they are.
Matt Qvortrup on the cosmopolitan idealist who became the misunderstood father of German nationalism.
Some(non)thing To Say • Fooling Yourself Rationally • Better Consequences • Attack & Defence • Do Not Pass Go • Vegetable Matters • Thinking Mathematically • Scientific Separations • Marxist Critiques
Raymond Tallis asks: does it matter who said what?
Massimo Pigliucci finds his way around Philosophy and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Sam Clarke ponders The Conscious Brain.
Richard Baron analyses Truth by Analysis.
Thomas Wartenberg looks at philosophy literally on film.
by Chris Madden
by Melissa Felder
by Sarah Adams
Frank O’Carroll tells of an athlete who had a run-in with Zeno.