Issue 114

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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.

Mirror, Mirror

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

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.

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