Issue 121

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Issue 121: August/September 2017


Can Science Explain Consciousness?

by Philip Goff


News: August/September 2017

Martha Nussbaum Calls for Wrinkly Rebellion • Mass extinction • Mass migration • Morality bubbles on Twitter — News reports by Anja Steinbauer


The Case For Panpsychism

Philip Goff thinks that everything has some degree of consciousness.

Neutral Monism: A Saner Solution to the Mind/Body Problem

Sam Coleman seeks a balance between two extreme views of consciousness.

The Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness

Hedda Hassel Mørch asks: what is IIT all about?

Does Consciousness Cause Quantum Collapse?

Kelvin McQueen asks whether minds could directly influence physical reality.


Beyond Bullshit: Donald Trump’s Philosophy of Language

Chris Gavaler and Nathaniel Goldberg analyze Trump’s mode of communication.

Leibniz & the Big Bang

Eric Kincanon says that Leibniz could have predicted the Big Bang in 1715.

Luther’s Contribution to Feuerbach’s Atheism

Van Harvey traces one of the more unexpected consequences of the Reformation.

Terminal Taboo

David Rönnegard articulates some uncomfortable truths about mortality.

The Further History of Sexuality: From Michel Foucault to Miley Cyrus

Peter Benson philosophically explores changing attitudes towards sexuality.

John Rawls (1921-2002)

Alistair MacFarlane traces the life of an influential political theorist.

What Sorts of Things Exist, & How?

The following endeavours at listing the existing each win a real solid book.



Change Now! • A Note On A Note • Eating Pygs • Foolish To Be Wise • Out of the Minds of Children • Balance of Possibilities • Natural Disasters • Hobbes on Hume! • Multiple Afterlives


Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

by Terence Green

Don’t Be So Sure

Peter Adamson on skepticism in the history of philosophy.

Against Panpsychism

Raymond Tallis argues that mind is not everywhere.


Ponderings II-VI: Black Notebooks 1931-1938 by Martin Heidegger

Mahon O’Brien asks how far the first English translation of Martin Heidegger’s notebooks show him to be a Nazi.

Freedom’s Right by Axel Honneth

Peter Stone questions if it’s worthwhile trying to update Hegel’s politics without addressing his problems.


Kaya York experiences monism, mysticism, and Schopenhauerian ethics while playing David OReilly’s video game.


Simon & Finn

by Melissa Felder


Living With A Panpsychist

by Thomas Machter

The Physicist’s Mind

Daniel Harper peers into the murky depths.

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