Issue 114: June/July 2016
by Grant Bartley
Bertrand Russell Society Gives This Magazine a Pat on the Back • News about Death • News from Scandinavia — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
Peter Saltzstein finds that Chaos Theory yields unexpected philosophical results.
Ben Trubody finds that philosophy-phobic physicist Feynman is an unacknowledged philosopher of science.
Tim Wilkinson reflects on an old question.
Dale DeBakcsy urges rigor in applying science allegorically to philosophical problems.
Peter Sjöstedt-H introduces Whitehead’s organic awareness of reality.
Mary Gregg considers how our language influences us to think about knowledge.
Chris Bainbridge zips through the greatest hits of the celebrity post-Marxist.
Van Harvey on the metaphysical aspects of an anti-metaphysical philosophy.
Alistair MacFarlane reviews the phenomenal life of a wilful mind.
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
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson on medicine in the ancient world.
Raymond Tallis sees that the simple everyday world of material objects is not so simple after all.
Seán Moran watches a street con to find where deceiving is not lying.
Roger Caldwell finds philosophy & poetry to be mutually alien.
Alberto Giordano is left unsatisfied at an attempt to wed evolution, capitalism, and existentialism.
Terri Murray watches a liberal death squad in operation. (Warning: Contains spoilers!)
by Jon Carter
by Chris Madden
by Melissa Felder
Stephen Brewer stealthily records a dialogue in which Freya argues that conspiracy theories are illogical, but Orin is not so sure.