Issue 114: June/July 2016
Philosophy & Science
by Grant Bartley
News: June/July 2016
Bertrand Russell Society Gives This Magazine a Pat on the Back • News about Death • News from Scandinavia — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
Chaos & An Unpredictable Tomorrow
Peter Saltzstein finds that Chaos Theory yields unexpected philosophical results.
Richard Feynman’s Philosophy of Science
Ben Trubody finds that philosophy-phobic physicist Feynman is an unacknowledged philosopher of science.
Tim Wilkinson reflects on an old question.
Catherine Malabou & The Continental Philosophy of Brains
Dale DeBakcsy urges rigor in applying science allegorically to philosophical problems.
The Philosophy of Organism
Peter Sjöstedt-H introduces Whitehead’s organic awareness of reality.
Knowledge & Language
Mary Gregg considers how our language influences us to think about knowledge.
Slavoj Žižek – The Elvis of Philosophy?
Chris Bainbridge zips through the greatest hits of the celebrity post-Marxist.
Nietzsche and the Problem of Suffering
Van Harvey on the metaphysical aspects of an anti-metaphysical philosophy.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
Alistair MacFarlane reviews the phenomenal life of a wilful mind.
Hilary Putnam (1926-2016)
Maria Baghramian remembers her long-standing mentor and friend.
Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán has been called ‘the crime-fighting philosopher’ for using philosophy to make sense of organized crime. He has worked for a range of organisations including the Colombian government, Global Integrity, and Transparency International. Nick Chester asks him about using philosophy to combat corruption.
Why So Few Women? • New Realistic Speculations • Incalculable Realities • Embryonic Evaluations • Conservative Concerns • Unrealistic Utilitarianism • Another Maddening Idea • Inescapable Freedom • No Funny Business • The Incoherence of the Coherence
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)
by Terence Green
The Best Doctor is Also a Philosopher
Peter Adamson on medicine in the ancient world.
Paltering In Paris
Seán Moran watches a street con to find where deceiving is not lying.
Scrutinising Material Objects
Raymond Tallis sees that the simple everyday world of material objects is not so simple after all.
The Philosophy of Poetry
Roger Caldwell finds philosophy & poetry to be mutually alien.
The Free Market Existentialist by William Irwin
Alberto Giordano is left unsatisfied at an attempt to wed evolution, capitalism, and existentialism.
The Last Supper
Terri Murray watches a liberal death squad in operation. (Warning: Contains spoilers!)
Jon Carter’s Cartoon
by Jon Carter
You Are Here
by Chris Madden
Simon & Finn
by Melissa Felder
The Conspiracy of Theories
Stephen Brewer stealthily records a dialogue in which Freya argues that conspiracy theories are illogical, but Orin is not so sure.