Issue 108: June/July 2015
by Grant Bartley
Is a chimpanzee a person? • Is an android a person? • Editing the human germline — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
THE ART ISSUE
Daniel Vargas Gómez considers what we encounter when we encounter art.
Launt Thompson argues that some popular trends in art criticism are fallacies.
Siobhan Lyons argues that modernist artistic values of sincere self-expression are culturally reasserting themselves.
Ralph Blumenau tells us what great thinkers said about great music.
Audrey Borowski follows the twists of a German Romantic linguistic turn.
Samuel Kaldas compares two views on the nature of animals and their implications for our moral responsibility towards them.
Nicholas Maxwell points out where the Enlightenment went wrong.
Rick Lewis on the joys of taking a philosophy degree from your armchair.
David Rönnegard laments having to leave the party early.
Jos Philips considers when acting on your self-interests is morally acceptable too.
Alistair MacFarlane appreciates the life of an infamous art prophet.
The following answers to this artful question each win a random book.
Lettres Françaises • Questioning Absolute Freedom • Communication Communications • Identity Issues • Patent Absurdities • Being Both There & Here • Refutable Wisdom • Personality-Free God • Spotting Spock
Raymond Tallis rules out a distorting physics metaphor.
Don Berry probes the connection between Emotion and Imagination.
Lantz Fleming Miller considers the nature versus nurture divide in Beyond Human Nature.
Matt Qvortrup puts Kant’s Politics in Context.
Thomas Wartenberg asks if you really know yourself.
by Chris Madden
by Jon Carter
by Melissa Felder
by Chris Madden
by Bill Stott
Joe S. Kimbrough II wonders if our condition is better than that of Plato’s prisoners.