Issue 129: December 2018 / January 2019
by Grant Bartley
Berggruen Prize given to Martha Nussbaum • Confusion over approval of dog experiments • Roger Scruton to chair housing design body — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
ARTS & LETTERS
Tim Weldon detects links between Sherlock Holmes and Blaise Pascal in the operation of intuition.
Carol Nicholson looks at philosophical themes in The Name Of The Rose. (WARNING: CONTAINS PLOT SPOILERS.)
Justin Kaushall considers Adorno’s argument that radical art radically changes consciousness.
Trevor Pateman makes the case for the prosecution.
Francis Akpata explains how Schiller saw art as a path to utopia.
Vincent Kavaloski reviews both Tolstoy’s insights and his oversight.
Andrew Copson considers some ethical problems for secular education in a pluralistic world.
Lawrence Evans rationally interprets Hegel’s rational interpretation of history.
Chris Christensen thinks Hegel shouldn’t have stopped where he did.
John Shand doubts there is a moral difference.
Calvin H. Warner asks if philosophy can improve our lives.
At least Gray Kochhar-Lindgren can be philosophical about it.
Dylan Daniel looks at the philosophical insights of a remarkable scientist.
Each answer below receives a book. Apologies to the many entrants not included.
Carol Nicholson on a remarkable ethicist and Philosophy Now contributor.
Dogmatic Demands • Brought to Book • Many Reasons For Worlds • Shades of Gray • Taking the Moral High Ground • Derrida True Reader • On Celebrity
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson on battles over the trivium and quadrivium.
Raymond Tallis uses all three to show that he has all three.
We delve into the brain to look for the mind this issue as Peter Stone agrees with Daniel Dennett that we don’t know our own minds (or brains).
Stephen Anderson agrees with Markus Gabriel that our minds aren’t brains.
Chris Vaughan says “Bah humbug” to consumer society.
by Melissa Felder
by Phil Witte
by Bill Stott
Stephen Brewer wonders what’s in the (mind’s) eye of the beholder.