Issue 117: December 2016 / January 2017
by Rick Lewis
Peter Singer wins Philosophy Now Award • Philosophers and the US Election • Animal Welfare: Good News & Bad News? — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
Hugh Hunter unpacks the sources of Berkeley’s idealism.
Nick Inman wants to know where you’re at.
Jon David thinks about the view that everything has awareness.
Zoran Vukadinovic thinks Spinoza could help us with our enquiries.
Mary Midgley continues her recollection of a golden age of female philosophy.
Luke Slattery argues that the ancient philosophy of the Garden offers an attractive answer to some of the challenges of the modern world.
Dahlian Kirby on the benefits of existentialist counselling.
Jared Spears looks at the cometary career of a celebrity revolutionary.
The following responses to Hamlet’s big question each win a random book.
Tu Weiming is a philosophy professor at Harvard University and Chair of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University. He is an ethicist and is one of the leading lights of New Confucianism. David Volodzko asked him about the relevance of Confucius today.
Voting For Self-Destruction • Contractual Obligations For Life • More Unfeasible Election Conditions • Co-operative Disagreement • The Trolley Trundles On • In Sight Of The Self • Eternal Fact-Straightening
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson considers Aristotle’s original use of the term.
Raymond Tallis looks into the mystery of the sense-making animal.
Tim Wilkinson answers the question Was Einstein Right? about general relativity with a “Yes!”.
Phil Badger surveys Steven Lukes’ perspective on moral relativism.
Michael Burke traces the lengths to which we must go to truly love the other person.
by Chris Madden
by Phil Witte
by Melissa Felder
by Chris Gill
A comic by Corey Mohler about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world.
Chris Christensen watches Hume and Hegel argue about how they can have knowledge of reality.
by Peter Abbs