Issue 109: August/September 2015
by Rick Lewis
Philosophy benefits children’s education • Dalai Lama: “Ethics more important than religion” • Morality for chimpanzees and robots — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
SCIENCE & MORALITY
Amy Cools reminds us why science needs philosophy.
Ching-Hung Woo looks at the many facets of Albert Einstein’s approach to ethics.
Brian King seeks the possible evolution of morality through computer simulations.
Jason Xenopoulos asks if accelerating technological change and the widening gap between rich and poor mean an imminent evolutionary divergence for humanity.
Marc Champagne argues that the supposedly ’professional’ style of the analytic tradition does not ensure professionalism, nor indeed, clear-mindedness.
David Ward probes the application of philosophy to Australian bushfire.
Robert Michael Ruehl describes new political possibilities.
Stephen Anderson sternly judges a cause célèbre.
Ernest Dempsey on what sci fi stories say about the stories controlling our lives.
Alistair MacFarlane contemplates a philosopher who spoke the languages of art.
The Meaning of Art • A Dance to the Music of Thought • Philosophy and the Greater Good • Talking Straight About Ray Tallis • Seeds of Dissent • Je Suis Vraiment Libéral
Raymond Tallis takes time to think beyond time.
Roger Caldwell talks about Plato’s views on language.
Jana Mohr Lone teaches children to argue.
Susan Hopkins isn’t clueless about feminism’s Nietzsche.
by Steve Delmonte
by Melissa Felder
by Chris Madden
by Bill Stott
Grant Bartley observes a party that goes a little too far.