Issues

Issue 122: October/November 2017

EDITORIAL

Socrates & Plato Now & Then

by Grant Bartley

NEWS

News: October/November 2017

Philosophic Park: Beware of Intellectual Dinosaurs! • Robot Council jerks into motion • Scientists tamper with the stuff of life (again) — News reports by Anja Steinbauer

SOCRATES, PLATO AND MODERN LIFE

Rediscovering Plato’s Vision

Mark Vernon sees Plato in an old light.

Socrates, Memory & The Internet

Matt Bluemink uses a Socratic argument to assess the influence of the net on our brains and our minds.

Embracing Imperfection: Plato vs Nussbaum On Love

Lillian Wilde contemplates what love means.

Socrates & Pre-Truth Politics

Spencer Klavan proclaims Socrates’ revolutionary answer to Nietzsche and Trump.

Would Plato Allow Facebook In His Republic?

Jenni Jenkins argues, probably not.

ARTICLES

How Cubism Tried To Create A New Language

Stuart Greenstreet wonders why Cubist communication failed to catch on.

Democracy & the Unreasonable: Lessons from Rawls

Francisco Mejia Uribe asks if democracy can overcome fundamentalism.

To Connect Or Not To Connect?

Dana Andreicut wonders whether, or not, to escape into the Matrix.

The Experience Machine and Psychiatric Drugs

Emil Asplund & Erik Gustavsson try to find the truth about medication.

Robert Pirsig & His Metaphysics of Quality

Anthony McWatt explores the philosophical ideas underlying the culture-changing 1970s blockbuster Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Michael Oakeshott (1901-1990)

Alistair MacFarlane considers the modes of life of a conservative philosopher.

INTERVIEWS

Slavoj Žižek

In a London café, Anja Steinbauer chats with the philosopher who invented the word ‘idiosyncratic’.

LETTERS

Letters

Conscious Correspondence • Sceptical About Skepticism • No Madness in Philosophy Now • Dissonance Dissidence • Time & Time Again • Epistemically Essential Epistles

COLUMNS

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

by Terence Green

Who Speaks For Socrates?

Peter Adamson finds Socrates speaking for everyone else.

Time, Reciprocal Containment, & The Ouroboros

Raymond Tallis tries to fit everything in, in time.

Pugnacious In The Punjab

Seán Moran considers holy war in Lahore.

REVIEWS

The Monk and the Philosopher by Jean-François Revel & Matthieu Ricard

Lachlan Dale explores some of the philosophical implications of Tibetan Buddhism.

Ecological Ethics by Patrick Curry

Vincent Di Norcia looks at various approaches to ecological ethics.

Elle

Terri Murray scrutinises a feminist film about a woman who desires her rapist. Warning: SPOILERS

CARTOONS

Simon & Finn

by Melissa Felder

Chris Gill’s Cartoon

by Chris Gill

Cameron Harvey’s Cartoon

by Cameron Harvey

FICTION

The Reverse Solipsist

Ray Liikanen overhears a modern-day Socratic dialogue.

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