Issue 136: February/March 2020
by Rick Lewis
Charred scrolls yield Philodemus’ notes • French philosophers debate their future • A ‘philosophical belief’ wins legal protection — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
ANCIENT GREEK WISDOM
Andy Owen explains what Aristotle was tolkien about.
Daniel Silvermintz wants us to rediscover the virtue of Socratic ignorance.
Rohan Somji looks at the consequences of thinking for three antique thinkers.
Matthew Gindin thinks that the Stoics have useful advice for us right now.
Alex Holzman sees the history of Golden Age Athens as a play with Pericles and Socrates as its tragic heroes.
Krista Rodkey assembles wedding plans from Plato’s advice on romance and parties in the Republic, Laws, Symposium, & Phaedrus.
Sophia Gottfried meditates on the emptiness of non-existence.
Peter Benson critiques a liberal but nationalistic brand of identity politics.
Steven Campbell-Harris tells us how philosophy can change thinking.
Dan Corjescu looks at how Kant wanted to unite the world.
Terrence Thomson wrestles with Kant’s unfinished work to ask what we should expect from philosophy books.
E.T. Urso has some philosophical ambivalence for us especially for Valentine’s Day.
Martin Jenkins looks at the life of an influential early political philosopher.
Gary Cox is the author of several books on existentialism and general philosophy. The 10th anniversary edition of his bestselling self-help book How to Be an Existentialist was published recently. Gavin Smith talks with him about existentialism.
Press (For) Freedoms • Sleepy Security • Denier-Denier • Viva Santa! • The Author Strikes Back • Artful About Arthur • Pointing Out the Obvious To Tallis? • Epistolary Enhancements • Far Right? Very Wrong
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson takes pleasure in pondering ancient hedonism.
Seán Moran contemplates kismet and choreography.
Raymond Tallis becomes aware that he can’t afford to ignore attention.
Scott Parker looks at Sue Prideaux’s (armour) penetrating biography of Friedrich Nietzsche.
Roger Caldwell scrutinises philosophical revolutions.
Joshua Schrier is approximately correct, probably.
Ștefan Bolea meditates on madness at the movies.
by Melissa Felder
by Guto Dias
by Jonny Hawkins
Vincent Kavaloski modernises Plato’s allegory of the Cave.
by Peter Mullen