Issue 122: October/November 2017
by Grant Bartley
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
Mark Vernon sees Plato in an old light.
Matt Bluemink uses a Socratic argument to assess the influence of the net on our brains and our minds.
Lillian Wilde contemplates what love means.
Spencer Klavan proclaims Socrates’ revolutionary answer to Nietzsche and Trump.
Jenni Jenkins argues, probably not.
Stuart Greenstreet wonders why Cubist communication failed to catch on.
Francisco Mejia Uribe asks if democracy can overcome fundamentalism.
Dana Andreicut wonders whether, or not, to escape into the Matrix.
Emil Asplund & Erik Gustavsson try to find the truth about medication.
Anthony McWatt explores the philosophical ideas underlying the culture-changing 1970s blockbuster Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
Alistair MacFarlane considers the modes of life of a conservative philosopher.
In a London café, Anja Steinbauer chats with the philosopher who invented the word ‘idiosyncratic’.
Conscious Correspondence • Sceptical About Skepticism • No Madness in Philosophy Now • Dissonance Dissidence • Time & Time Again • Epistemically Essential Epistles
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson finds Socrates speaking for everyone else.
Raymond Tallis tries to fit everything in, in time.
Seán Moran considers holy war in Lahore.
Lachlan Dale explores some of the philosophical implications of Tibetan Buddhism.
Vincent Di Norcia looks at various approaches to ecological ethics.
Terri Murray scrutinises a feminist film about a woman who desires her rapist. Warning: SPOILERS
by Melissa Felder
by Chris Gill
by Cameron Harvey
Ray Liikanen overhears a modern-day Socratic dialogue.