Issue 106: February/March 2015
The Laws of Thought
by Grant Bartley
News: February/March 2015
Conspicuous Shortage of Women Philosophers • Non-Human Rights • Google Hires Philosopher • Museum to Confucius Built — News reports by Sue Roberts, Tomiwa Owolade and Anja Steinbauer
HOW TO THINK
Marianne Talbot tells us how to use the ultimate in transferrable skills.
Noson Yanofsky tells us how to deal with contradictions and the limitations of reason that arise from them.
The Need To Move Beyond Homo Faber
Maria daVenza Tillmanns argues that we need to be holistic in our approach to solving complex problems.
Theories That Refute Themselves
Arnold Zuboff untangles the problems of a particular type of bad thinking.
Recovering From Rorty
Dale DeBakcsy recalls his personal journey from Positivist to Pragmatist and back again.
The Allegory of the Alien Invasion
Lisa Kretz asks: How would you feel if it were you?
Why An Alien Invasion Is No Argument For Animal Rights
Rhys Southan gives an unexpected response.
What Good Is Nature?
David Dobereiner reviews the history of the nature of Nature.
The Gods of Spinoza & Teilhard de Chardin
Derek Harrison compares radically alternative visions of the absolute.
Star Trek’s Stoics: The Vulcans
Steven Umbrello explores parallel philosophical universes.
Wittgenstein, Frege & The Context Principle
Susan Lucas on how words gain meaning from their context.
Meaning & Morality in Modernity
Andrew Brower Latz traces two core problems for the modern mind.
War of the Words • Witt and Wisdom • Classics and Scholarship • Determined Not To Know? • Reality and Morality • A Climate of Criticism? • Caged by Mathematics? • Relationships and (A)Morality
Food, Glorious Food For Thought
Tim Madigan on what philosophy means to him.
On Being (Roughly) Here
Raymond Tallis tries to work out where he is.
The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama
David Macintosh reaches The End of History.
The Notion of Authority by Alexander Kojève
Daniel Tutt finds The Notion of Authority authoritative.
The Other Son
Thomas Wartenberg observes the family as politics.
Simon & Finn
by Melissa Felder
Jon Carter’s Cartoon
by Jon Carter
You Are Here
by Chris Madden
Bill Stott’s Cartoon
by Bill Stott
Alexander Joy observes a clash of ways of cultivating the mind.