Issue 120: June/July 2017
by Tim Madigan
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance author dies • French Prez was assistant to Paul Ricouer • Hawking recommends leaving Earth — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
Peter Stone reveals the deep and varied passions of the analytic philosopher.
John R. Lenz tells us why Russell thought philosophy worthwhile.
Tim Delaney finds joy in Bertrand Russell’s The Conquest of Happiness.
Tony Simpson tells us how the Russell-Einstein manifesto led to Pugwash.
John Ongley investigates what Bertrand Russell thought about human reason.
Landon D.C. Elkind explains why Russell believed logic can set thought free.
Michael Foley says that perhaps we are all becoming more sociable.
Maeve Roughton asks if it’s becoming a crime to think the wrong thoughts.
David Berman looks for similarities and differences in the aims of the two thinkers.
Mark Pinder puts Hilary Putnam’s essential philosophical theory to the test.
Justin McBrayer considers when divorce is morally permissable, and when it isn’t.
Martin Jenkins considers a black sheep of the French Enlightenment.
Our columnist has just released a major book on the philosophy of time. Grant Bartley interviews him about Of Time and Lamentation.
Often Reasonable • Genetic Variation • Remembering Wonderland • Multiple Multiverse Problems • Social Rights • Imagining Kafkaland • Midgley’s Far Reach
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson on Russell’s History of Western Philosophy.
Seán Moran tiptoes tolerantly through the tulips.
Terri Murray isn’t offended by Claire Fox’s book about the politics of being offended.
Les Reid has a creative response to a book on the philosophy of creativity.
Leo Cookman performs an Unheimlich manoeuvre to review a disturbing android saga.
by Melissa Felder
by Bill Stott
by Jon Carter
Sheldon Currie watches Socrates take on the modern academy.
by Brandon Robshaw