Issue 138

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Issue 138: June/July 2020


When Tides of Thought Meet

by Grant Bartley


News: June/July 2020

Art exhibition honours Germany’s first African philosopher • Prize for Disagreeing • Latour de France says we can change — News reports by Anja Steinbauer


Meaning in the Executive Suite

Ken Hines doesn’t succumb to corporate propaganda about meaning.

Einstein & The Rebbe

Ronald Pies sets up a dialogue between science and religion.

Christianity & Homosexuality

Rick Aaron argues that religious recommendations are sometimes unrealistic.

Beyond Humanism?

Robert Griffiths argues that humanist ethics has significant limitations.

Suffering & the Media

Ian Church queries the influence the media has on our perception of evil.

Buddha Travels West

Peter Abbs follows Buddhism’s path towards becoming a Western humanism.


The Plague & The Plague

Dylan Daniel finds many contemporary resonances in Albert Camus’ novel.

Social Distancing in Solitude

J.R. Davis asks what Thoreau’s experience of isolation can teach us.

Philosophy & The Creation of the Individual

Mark Vernon chronicles a revolution in consciousness.

Et In Arcadia Ego

Vaitsa Giannouli asks philosophical questions about dementia and responsibility.

Those Who Justify Genocide

Michael McManus asks what remains of morality in the face of genocide.

John Locke (1632-1704)

John P. Irish goes into full Locke-down with a titan of philosophy.



Nietzsche Eternally Revisited • Meaningful Jobs • Stoicism Recycled • Thoughts on Tallis on Thought • Viruswise • Trolley Takes Its Toll • Beauty and the Beast


Teresa de Ávila (1515-1582)

by Terence Green

Why Minor Figures Can Be Majorly Interesting

Peter Adamson looks at the value of looking at the overlooked.

Corvid Captured

Seán Moran investigates indoor ornithology.

Philosophy in the Time of Plague, Part 1

Raymond Tallis has thoughts whilst handwashing. For Max, who is just discovering his hands.


The Subject of Experience by Galen Strawson

Bill Meacham subjects Galen Strawson to his critical experience.

The Character Gap by Christian B. Miller

Massimo Pigliucci is frank about human character.

A Few Good Men

Matt Qvortrup casts Tom Cruise as a Kantian and Jack Nicholson as a utilitarian in this Cold War courtroom ethics epic.


Guto Dias’ Cartoon

by Guto Dias

Harley Schwadron’s Cartoon (1)

by Harley Schwadron

Joana Miranda’s Cartoon

by Joana Miranda

Simon & Finn

by Melissa Felder

The Bakery Effect

by Bofy

Harley Schwadron’s Cartoon (2)

by Harley Schwadron


The Power of Argument

Meriel Patrick conducts an infinitely long train of thought.

Taurek & the Drowned Man

by Daniel Galef

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