Issue 117: December 2016 / January 2017
Beyond Physics No More?
by Rick Lewis
News: December 2016 / January 2017
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.
The Private Lives Of Rocks
Jon David thinks about the view that everything has awareness.
Spinoza’s Metaphysics & Its Relevance For Science Today
Zoran Vukadinovic thinks Spinoza could help us with our enquiries.
A Golden Manifesto, Part II
Mary Midgley continues her recollection of a golden age of female philosophy.
Epicurus For Today
Luke Slattery argues that the ancient philosophy of the Garden offers an attractive answer to some of the challenges of the modern world.
Philosophy For The Brave
Dahlian Kirby on the benefits of existentialist counselling.
Jared Spears looks at the cometary career of a celebrity revolutionary.
To Be Or Not To Be, What Is The Answer?
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
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)
by Terence Green
What is Metaphysics Anyway?
Peter Adamson considers Aristotle’s original use of the term.
Raymond Tallis looks into the mystery of the sense-making animal.
Was Einstein Right? by Clifford M. Will
Tim Wilkinson answers the question Was Einstein Right? about general relativity with a “Yes!”.
Moral Relativism by Steven Lukes
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.
You Are Here
by Chris Madden
Phil Witte’s Cartoon
by Phil Witte
Simon & Finn
by Melissa Felder
Chris Gill’s Cartoon
by Chris Gill
Epicureanism: The Original Party School
A comic by Corey Mohler about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world.
Hegel & Hume Talk It Over
Chris Christensen watches Hume and Hegel argue about how they can have knowledge of reality.
by Peter Abbs