Issue 130: February/March 2019
by Rick Lewis
Brain to Brain networking demonstrated • Saudi Arabia to lift philosophy teaching ban • Philosophy Now Against Stupidity Award — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
MIND & SELF
Frank S. Robinson ‘chooses’ to remind ‘us’ of problems some contemporary philosophers have with these central human concepts.
Brett Wilson explores personal identity with John Locke and a dodgy 3D printer.
Paul Austin Murphy repudiates a blasé reduction of mind to matter by one of the discoverers of the structure of DNA.
Taylor A. Dunn asks, if free will were a drug, should you take it?
Adrian Brockless on the proper way to use the words ‘thought’ and ‘consciousness’.
Brian King wonders what there is about human minds that’s unique to us.
Patrick Stokes discusses some of the ethical problems arising in teaching ethics.
Philippa Foot says it’s super easy, barely an inconvenience.
Alexander Joy on the importance of not hurting future people.
Gordon Marino can’t wait to tell you about moral self-deception.
Daniel Kaufman sees philosophy ailing as a guide for Western culture, and considers how it might be revived.
Martin Jenkins traces the life of a self-made woman.
Anushka Bhaskar (18) and Anchal Bhaskar (16) take Resilience 101.
Techno(non)immortalization • The Abyss ‘Twixt Mythos & Logos • Abortion and Blind Spots • On Rorty • Freedom For Capitalists! • Hegel Goes West • Freedom From Hegel! • Freedom From Freedom! • The Truth About Post-Truth • Happiness and Responsibility!
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson looks at how we carve up philosophies.
Seán Moran considers canine companions.
Raymond Tallis makes much out of human tool use.
Chad Trainer muses on A.C. Grayling’s modern perspective on war.
David McKay looks at arguments about when war might be justified.
Lillian Wilde asks: is it beauty that needs saving, or is it us?
Ellen Miller considers birth, wonder, and care as philosophical frameworks.
by Jon Carter
by Melissa Felder
Sebastian Richardson eavesdrops on Martin Heidegger’s relationship counselling.
by Stuart Greenstreet