Issue 118: February/March 2017
by Rick Lewis
Irish President calls for more philosophy in schools • Judge rules on chimpanzee rights • Derek Parfit and Zygmunt Bauman dead — News reports by Anja Steinbauer and Katy Baker
Jesse Tomalty considers what human rights are and how they’re justified.
Vittorio Bufacchi & Xiao Ouyang discuss some philosophical & linguistic difficulties.
Ian Fishback argues that torture should never be allowed in practice.
Tim Dare considers how far human rights claims can stretch.
Hamid Andishan tells us how Sartre, a philosopher of freedom, had problems with the politics of the land of liberté, and how this affected his view of human rights.
Patrícia Fernandes looks at Rorty’s idea for promoting human rights.
Toni Vogel Carey connects the dots.
Stefán Snævarr explores Derek Parfit’s ideas about the self, and how they might apply to the complex (of) personalities of David Bowie.
David Rönnegard shares his experience with us.
Alistair MacFarlane looks at the possibilities of a logical life.
Grant Bartley interviews the historian of Western philosophy and former Economist editor.
The Views On Nowhere • Metaphysical Foundations • Political Foundations • The Real Trolley Problem • Conspicuous Benevolence • A Possibility of Understanding • Camus Is an Existentialist & De Beauvoir is an Aristotelian • Lifting Logic Beyond the Mundane • All Hail the Haiku
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson looks into the surprising derivation of the right to property ownership.
Raymond Tallis introduces a giant of philosophy to Wonderland.
Seán Moran rambles purposefully about the streets of the Czech city.
Daryn Green looks, listens, and thinks about the art and philosophy of David Bowie.
Alan Brody thinks about freedom and responsibility with Lars Svendsen.
Laura D’Olimpio gazes thoughtfully at a postmodern existential Platonic romance.
by Chris Madden
by Melissa Felder
by Bill Stott
Elisabetta Rombi talks social justice and love with the revolutionary philosopher.