Issue 128: October/November 2018
China hosts vast World Congress • Johns Hopkins philosophy department prepares to throw big party • Causality starts to look wobbly — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
FRANKENSTEIN & PHILOSOPHY
Tim Madigan considers the core philosophical themes of the long-lived novel.
Raymond Boisvert explores prominent ethical facets of Frankenstein.
Gerald Jones discusses how we judge the past, how we will one day be judged, and what we can do about it.
Laura D’Olimpio discusses the moral role for teachers of digital denizens.
Carlo Filice wonders why a god would bother to create a world.
Siobhan Lyons hunts down a philosopher’s essential ingredients.
Mary Shelley’s father, political philosopher William Godwin, was the first modern exponent of anarchism. In his honour, Nick Gutierrez states the stateless ideal.
Peter Flegel highlights possible connections between early Greek philosophy and the ideas of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt.
Michael Kowalik considers a possible implication of abortion for self-awareness.
Sandrine Bergès considers the too short wanderings of a political philosopher.
Anushka Bhaskar (18) and Zachary Cerniglia (19) consider the importance of gratitude for education.
Tim Madigan meets the author of Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Peeling Off The Labels • Barking Up The Wrong Dogma • Derrida Sometimes Makes Sense • Fifty Shades of Truth • Reviewer Brought to Book • The Good Friends of Bad Company • Not Believing or Believing Not • Further Physicalist Philosophy Fights
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson asks what Mary Wollstonecraft wanted.
Seán Moran blows the whistle on Plato’s flautophobia.
Raymond Tallis tells us how (not) to live forever.
Dharmender Dhillon muses on Luce Irigaray’s best way to make an individual.
Alexander Hooke judges a book about being judged.
Neil Richardson philosophises on what Louis Althusser has to say to non-philosophers.
David White takes a long strange trip with Jerry Garcia to watch Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein.
by Melissa Felder
by Phil Witte
Douglas Groothuis reports an unexpected meeting of minds.