Issue 110: October/November 2015
Liberty & Equality
by Rick Lewis
News: October/November 2015
Tots gain moral sense by 2 years • French children to be taught more civics • Heythrop College to close — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
LIBERTY & EQUALITY
Liberty Requires Equality
James P. Sterba thinks libertarianism implies a right to welfare.
Let’s Be Reasonable!
Philip Badger tries to convince us to be optimistic about human equality.
Mill, Liberty & Euthanasia
Simon Clarke argues that deciding when to die is a matter of individuality.
Seán Moran is watching the watchers.
The Paradox of Liberalism
Francisco Mejia Uribe explains why the rise of fundamentalism poses a problem for liberals, and suggests what they can do about it.
Free Speech: A Paradox
Ryan Andrews reminds us what free speech is for.
Philosopher-Kings In The Kingdom of Ends
Richard Oxenberg tells us why democracy needs philosopher-citizens.
David Birch looks for the links between the teen spirit & the philosophical impulse.
Dancing with Absurdity
Fred Leavitt argues that our most cherished beliefs are probably wrong.
Shaping The Self
Sally Latham examines the construction of identity through memory.
Can Robots Be Ethical?
No, says Robert Newman.
The Life & Death of Common Sense
An obituary by Toni Vogel Carey
Albert Camus (1913-1960)
Stephen C. Small looks at the life of one of philosophy’s rebel heroes.
Free Post, Or Not • The Comedy of Reviews • Anderson on Trial • Art Articulations • Clarity and Brevity • Tallis’s Twists of Truth
Greek Economics: The Ancient Edition
In his new column Peter Adamson wonders what the ancient Greeks had to say about economics.
How On Earth Can We Be Free?
Raymond Tallis wrote this column of his own free will.
Lying by Sam Harris
Robin Davenport reviews Sam Harris on Lying.
Running With The Pack by Mark Rowlands
Scott F. Parker reviews Mark Rowlands on Running.
David Taube exposes some of the difficulties in ever fully knowing the one we love.
Simon & Finn
by Melissa Felder
Bill Stott’s Cartoon
by Bill Stott
The Univocity of Silence
by M. A. Istvan Jr.
Jackie Griffiths tells a tale of innocence and mortality.