Issue 127: August/September 2018
by Anja Steinbauer
Famous Philosophers’ Huts on Display • Japan’s Football Captain Writes Philosophy • Reasoning Skills May Help Mental Health — News reports by Anja Steinbauer and Tim Beardmore-Gray
Peter Benson looks at how continental minds see how we see other minds.
Mike Sutton gives us his present interpretation of Derrida’s traces.
Thomas Morrison looks hard at Michel Foucault’s problem with science.
Scott Remer thinks we arendt happy without a community and considers the complete reconstruction of the modern world to be well worth weil.
Michael Mocatta finds a practical aid for recovery from addiction in a philosophy of extreme experience.
In the first part of our mini-series on moral education, Michael Hand considers whether schools should be involved in trying to make children moral.
Sandy Grant dares to doubt them.
Nayef Al-Rodhan explores some of the implications of our increasing ability to chemically and technologically alter our moods and thoughts.
Maria Karvouni introduces an Epicurean state of mind.
Miguel van der Velden invites us to consider the philosophical ideas of the world’s many Indigenous communities.
Jack Allen considers the influential ideas of a medieval philosopher-monk.
Each answer below receives a book. Apologies to the many entrants not included.
Friendly Fire • More Than A Review, A Philosophy • Is Physicalism Wrong, Though? • Barking Up A Different Tree • Heidegger’s Hate Mail • Moral Guardians
by Terence Green
Raymond Tallis berates the malign pessimism of John Gray.
Mark Waller finds out with Emrys Westacott that the simple life is not so simple after all.
Peter Stone detects an attempted literary left-wing hatchet job (an ice-pick job?) on Noam Chomsky.
Matt Qvortrup contemplates the fleeting nature of truth through Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece.
by Bill Thomas and Rob Thomas
by Melissa Felder
by Scott F. Parker
Michael Langford computes the future of computing the future.