Issue 110

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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 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.

Surveillance Ethics

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.


Addled Essence

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.

The Ladybird

Jackie Griffiths tells a tale of innocence and mortality.

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