Issue 116: October/November 2016
by Grant Bartley and Rick Lewis
VISIONS OF SOCIETY
Matt Qvortrup argues that Aristotle’s political philosophy is surprisingly modern.
Mihail Evans studies art to understand politics.
Stephen Faison cross-examines the idea of a social contract.
Patrick Cannon articulates an alternative anarchism.
Lorenzo Capitani is in favour of government through knowledge not ignorance.
Nguyen Ba Thanh wonders if death by old age is civilisation’s destiny.
Alexandra Tzirkoti reckons he might have made a great agony uncle.
Omid Panahi finds that finding a solution is not the problem.
Malcolm E. Brown & Steve Hubbard argue that it’s unlikely.
Mary Midgley remembers a golden age of female philosophy, and argues that it holds lessons for today.
Alistair MacFarlane laments the profound disappointment of a master of logic.
Stanley Fish is an American literary theorist, legal scholar, and public intellectual. Scott Parker asks him about a particular kind of community.
Existentialist Epistles • Dismay About Drugs • An Organic Cause of Complaint • Cutting Critiques • Consequentialist Correspondence • Science versus Scientism • The Last Straw • Baseball Mystery
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson wants us to recategorise philosophies.
Raymond Tallis searches for meaning, and finds several.
Seán Moran feels a warm glow on the streets of Dublin.
Daniel Telech reviews Nietzsche’s startling opinions on the aims of education.
Stephen Anderson asks if empathy helps us feel the Good or just feel good.
Daniel Tutt learns the art of winning an aesthetic war.
Psychologist Joe MacDonagh and philosopher Sheridan Hough each watch what happens when society breaks.
by Bill Stott
by Chris Madden
by Melissa Felder
William Simpson watches a small society suffer a small catastrophe.