Issue 107

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Issue 107: April/May 2015


French Lessons

by Rick Lewis


News: April/May 2015

Irving Singer dies • Heidegger notebooks shock • Old skull prompts philosophical questions — News reports by Sue Roberts and Anja Steinbauer


The Heterotopia of Facebook

Robin Rymarczuk is Michel Foucault’s ‘friend’.

French Post-Marxism

Peter Benson tells us how critiques of both Marx and capitalist society have evolved in France, with special reference to Jean Baudrillard and Bernard Stiegler.

Ecstasy Through Self-Destruction

Danelle Gallo compares the ecstacies of Georges Bataille and Yves Klein.

Derrida’s Performance

Yonathan Listik puts in a linguistic performance to communicate Derrida’s linguistic performance.

A Refutation of Snails By Roast Beef

James Alexander finds Alain Badiou guilty of horrors but sometimes worth reading.


A Can of Tomato Juice in the Sea

Alejandra Mancilla uses an example from Robert Nozick to question the claims to ownership made by breeders of genetically modified organisms.

Je Suis Libéral

Phil Badger thinks about rudeness, blasphemy and tolerance in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo murders.

Why We Can’t Agree

Howard Darmstadter considers different ways of seeing the world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein & Postmodern Biblical Scholarship

Van Harvey wants the facts.

Noam Chomsky on Institutional Stupidity

In January Noam Chomsky received the Philosophy Now Award for fighting stupidity.

What’s So Simple About Personal Identity?

Joshua Farris asks what you find when you find yourself.

The Problem of Communication

Derrick Grover considers the communication of contemplation.

Julia Kristeva

Dale DeBakcsy tells us how to not mean what we can’t say.



The Vegans Strike Back • Critical Criticisms • Peaceful Disagreements • Berkeley’s Clouds of Dust • Free To Disagree • Tallis Neither Here Nor There


On Being Thanked By A Paper Bag

Raymond Tallis thinks outside the bag.


The Way of Love by Luce Irigaray

Michael Williams surveys the prospect of The Way of Love.

Experimental Philosophy by Joshua Alexander

Richard Baron puts Experimental Philosophy to the test.

The Book of the Courtier by Baldassare Castiglione

Randall Albury unveils courtly philosophy.

Death of a President

Terri Murray finds herself in a maze of mirrors, but has Jean Baudrillard as her guide.


You Are Here

by Chris Madden

Simon & Finn

by Melissa Felder

Bill Stott’s Cartoon

by Bill Stott


At The Turnpike

Daryn Green tells a tale of partial philosophical redemption.

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