Issue 131: April/May 2019
by Grant Bartley
Word frequency reveals morality’s tides • Marx’s tomb vandalised • Black holes evade conceptual capture — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
Matt Qvortrup argues that Marx still inspires those longing for a better world.
Lucian Lupescu sees how far Kant’s and Marx’s ideals overlap.
Jack Fox-Williams explores power, class and religion.
Chris Christensen considers a clash of two colossal Karls.
Patrick Cannon on anarchy and state.
Kevin Brinkmann tells us, with the help of Althusser, Gramsci and Mannheim.
Maria daVenza Tillmanns uncovers the natural philosopher in us all.
Angela Phillips is the winner of Philosophy Now’s 2019 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. She gave this acceptance talk at Conway Hall in January.
Steve Taylor introduces an alternative way of conceiving consciousness.
Benedict O’Connell explores puzzles of perception with Locke, Kant and Nagel.
Alessandro Colarossi imagines a perceptive conversation about reality.
Will Bouwman considers the development of a paradigmatic revolutionary.
Each answer below receives a book. Apologies to the many entrants not included. Thanks to Finn Janning for suggesting this month’s question.
Thoughts on Minds • Plumbing and Modesty • Decline and Rebirth • Niesche Nietze Nietzsche Now • Free Won’t • Sympathetic Fallacies • Pain, Happiness & Conceptual Art
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson on the philosophical edge of numismatics.
Raymond Tallis thinks through what not thinking things through involves.
We seek purpose and enlightenment as Stephen Anderson attempts to understand Raymond Tallis’s attempt to understand our understanding of the world.
Lachlan Dale considers a naturalistic view of Buddhism.
Christopher Carroll asks if communicating with aliens really would be possible.
by Melissa Felder
by Wolfgang Niesielski
by Julie McNeill
Craig Potter on a conversation out of time.