Issue 109

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Issue 109: August/September 2015


Ought-ology? Science & Ethics

by Rick Lewis


News: August/September 2015

Philosophy benefits children’s education • Dalai Lama: “Ethics more important than religion” • Morality for chimpanzees and robots — News reports by Anja Steinbauer


Science & Philosophy: A Beautiful Friendship

Amy Cools reminds us why science needs philosophy.

Einstein’s Morality

Ching-Hung Woo looks at the many facets of Albert Einstein’s approach to ethics.

The Prisoner’s Dilemma and The Evolution of Morality

Brian King seeks the possible evolution of morality through computer simulations.

When Paths Diverge

Jason Xenopoulos asks if accelerating technological change and the widening gap between rich and poor mean an imminent evolutionary divergence for humanity.


Analytic Philosophy, Continental Literature?

Marc Champagne argues that the supposedly ’professional’ style of the analytic tradition does not ensure professionalism, nor indeed, clear-mindedness.

Bushfire, Logic & Ambrose Bierce

David Ward probes the application of philosophy to Australian bushfire.

In Defense of Alain Badiou

Robert Michael Ruehl describes new political possibilities.

Atheism on Trial

Stephen Anderson sternly judges a cause célèbre.

The Dominant Narratives of Future Societies

Ernest Dempsey on what sci fi stories say about the stories controlling our lives.

Nelson Goodman (1906-1998)

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


Temporal Thoughts About Eternity

Raymond Tallis takes time to think beyond time.


Plato’s Cratylus: The Comedy of Language by S.M. Ewegen

Roger Caldwell talks about Plato’s views on language.

Tinker Thinkers by Susan Gardner & Amy Leask

Jana Mohr Lone teaches children to argue.


Susan Hopkins isn’t clueless about feminism’s Nietzsche.


Transparent Government

by Steve Delmonte

Simon & Finn

by Melissa Felder

You Are Here

by Chris Madden

Bill Stott’s Cartoon

by Bill Stott


The Landing Party

Grant Bartley observes a party that goes a little too far.

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