Issue 105: November/December 2014
by David Boersema
Be A Stoic For A Week! • DesAutels is Woman Philosopher of 2014 • Brian Leiter Steps Down — News reports by Sue Roberts
WAR & PEACE
David P. Barash says, not necessarily.
Duane Cady tells us why pacifism isn’t sitting back and letting the masters of war have their way.
Jessica Park shares some personal lessons in peace.
Andrew Fiala asks if it’s possible to have all three at once.
Anja Steinbauer considers some criticisms of pacifists and pacifism.
Toni Vogel Carey on a forgotten solution to the question of the origin of new species.
Anika Benkov uncovers a question that’s been left unanswered.
John Greenbank searches history for answers to persistent questions.
In 1713 George Berkeley wrote Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous on the nature of reality. Roger Jennings considers how it might have continued…
David Rönnegard asks how a committed atheist confronted with death might find consolation.
Alistair MacFarlane takes a pragmatic look at the life of an American genius.
The following answers to this vital question each win a semi-random book.
A Cynical Legacy • Morality Mechanics • Catastrophic Comet Comments • Post Dated • Particular Universal Problems • In Search of a Good ‘Good’ • Exchange of Thought Experiment • Erratum & Addendum
Raymond Tallis exposes a disintegration of democracy.
We exercise free will this issue as Les Reid defends A Metaphysics For Freedom.
Brian D. Earp finds that Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will doesn’t add up.
Emrys Westacott asks if we can really tell what it is that films and other art are either condemning or condoning.
by Melissa Felder
by Chris Madden
by Bill Stott
David Swan tells a story of cosmic significance.
by Daryn Green