Issue 148: February/March 2022
by Rick Lewis
Leading African Philosopher Dies, Aged 90 • Socrates Jazz Opera Opens Off Broadway • Hegel Museum Installs Escape Room — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
LOVE & ROMANCE
Stephen Leach looks with Murdoch at the three graces of love, art, and morality.
Peter Keeble says philosophy, like love, is a many-splendoured thing.
Dan Taylor shows that even great philosophers can have their hearts broken.
Matei Tanasă asks if we should love the unlovable.
Finn Janning says empathy and compassion are necessary for our thriving and even our survival.
Tristen Taylor finds problems in meaningfully defining ‘evil’.
Keith Tidman considers the smart bet for our future.
Roy Schwartz examines whether the world’s first superhero really was inspired by Nietzsche’s ‘superior man’, and what the Nazis have to do with it.
Mark Couch wonders where we should draw the line with historical thinkers.
Erica Stonestreet asks, are we too quick these days to break off relationships?
David Austin on the life in writing of a philosopher of the dispossessed, and cricket.
David Chalmers leaves behind the hard problem of consciousness for an adventure tour of computer-simulated worlds and virtual reality. Paul Doolan interviews him about his new book, Reality+: virtual worlds and the problems of philosophy.
Spinoza a Sephardi, not a Symbol • Adding It All Together, Or Not • Buddhist Reactions • Animals in Original Positions
by Terence Green
by Matt Qvortrup
Peter Adamson ponders erotic philosophy in the Renaissance.
Seán Moran reports from the city of love.
Raymond Tallis finds Sartre in bad faith about ‘Bad Faith’.
Terri Murray asks if liberalism is under attack in Europe.
Michael Strawser questions Kierkegaard about technology.
Steven Campbell-Harris is provoked by ideas.
In our ‘classics’ department, James Reynolds says we mustn’t forget Hannah Arendt’s warning.
Ștefan Bolea considers the motives of the kind of villain who wants to destroy the world (CONTAINS SPOILERS).
by Phil Witte
by Phil Witte
by Melissa Felder
by Guto Dias
by Wolfgang Niesielski
Lydia Masseron finds out exactly what’s on Xanthippe’s mind.
by Richard Golah-Ebue