Issue 123: December 2017 / January 2018
by Anja Steinbauer
Human brains to connect to cloud storage! • Mini human brains implanted in rodents! • Psychologists study moral intuition — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
PREJUDICE & PERCEPTION
Peter Benson tackles xenophobia with the help of Jacques Derrida and Plato.
Shaun O’Dwyer on reconciling free speech with protection against hate speech.
Anya Daly says we’ll solve homelessness only when we see it as our problem.
Rob Lovering argues that a popular argument against prostitution doesn’t work.
Christina Easton asks if a liberal education can be forced on non-liberal communities.
Emrys Westacott asks whether it really is a terrible moral failing.
Lochlan Bloom wonders what writers will do when computers become better writers than humans.
Jimmy Alfonso Licon engages in a little Santodicy for Christmas.
Brian Morris compares the ways Kant’s question “What is the human being?” has been answered by philosophers and anthropologists.
Paul Giladi, Alexis Papazoglou, & Giuseppina D’Oro say we need to recognise that science and the humanities are asking and answering different questions.
Siobhan Lyons perceives the flow of history in terms of organic growth and decay.
In Thoreau’s bicentenary, Martin Jenkins looks at the famous American eccentric.
The following responses to this basic ethical question each win a random book.
Panpsychic Ricochets • A Solace of Quantum • In Praise of Brain Hats • Serious Baby Talk • Serious Misrepresentations • Philosophy as Pattern Recognition • Poet’s Corner
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson considers possible ways forward.
Raymond Tallis on philosophical attitudes to non-being.
Grant Sterling asks some immediate questions about Ultimate Questions.
John Greenbank asks if science can ultimately tell us anything about artistic experience.
Matt Qvortrup contemplates Dude philosophy.
by Melissa Felder
by Chris Gill
by Steve Delmonte
by Peter Keeble
Kaya York tries to comprehend Everything.