Issue 152: October/November 2022
God and the Philosophers
by Rick Lewis
News: October/November 2022
Karl Jaspers Reloaded • Eth-letes Compete in Schools Olympiad • Kripke, Noddings and Shoemaker dead — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
GOD AND THE PHILOSOPHERS
The Ontological Argument Revisited
Peter Mullen explores the argument that by definition, God exists.
God & Humility
Benedict O’Connell argues we must recognise our limitations about knowing God.
Deism: Traditional & Contemporary
Robert Griffiths looks into an anti-religion, pro-God way of thinking.
How Theology Pre-Empts Philosophy
Tony McKenna relates how theology beat philosophy to fundamental metaphysics.
A Theological Self
Stuart Hannabuss journeys into the human condition with Søren Kierkegaard.
Faith & An Unreliable God
Patrick Wilson argues that it’s irrational to trust an untrustworthy God.
The Strange Story of The Soviet Spinoza
Lesley Chamberlain on the Spinozists’ dangerous dance with the Bolsheviks.
The Horror of Relations
Jonathan Beever explores the light and dark sides of interconnectedness.
The Bataillean-Freudian Cat
Ansu Louis employs Freud & Bataille to solve the mystery of human-cat bonding.
Anthony Proctor asks: Are we on time? Do we have time? What is time?
The Phenomenology of Time in Memento
Becca Turcotte looks at some aspects of our experience of time, as revealed by a temporally-challenging movie.
Michel Foucault (1926-84)
Roy Williams analyses a notorious yet influential post-modern philosophe.
Nat Rutherford, a moral philosopher and lecturer in political theory at Royal Holloway, University of London, talks with Annika Loebig about the connections between morality and happiness.
Philosophers Overturn Physics • How To Be Fairly Good • Kant Get Enough • Good Life Hunting • Thoughts Emerge • Spinoza Limerick • Interpreting Socrates • Russell and Khayyam
St Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE)
by Terence Green
Philosophers on Sport
by Matt Qvortrup
Selling Snake Oil
Seán Moran hunts the hype around hypertension.
The Fantasy of Conscious Machines
Raymond Tallis says talk of ‘artificial intelligence’ is neither intelligent nor indeed, intelligible.
The Enigma of Reason by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber
We descend from the divine to the human as Peter Stone reasons about the purpose and uniqueness of human reason.
The Ahuman Manifesto by Patricia MacCormack
Stephen Alexander is against a work against humanity.
Existentialism is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre
Kate Taylor recalls a ‘humanist’ classic by Jean-Paul Sartre.
Jason Friend searches the infosphere for the identity algorithm [CONTAINS PLOT SPOILERS].
Harley Schwadron’s Cartoon (1)
by Harley Schwadron
Guto Dias’ Cartoon
by Guto Dias
Simon & Finn
by Melissa Felder
Harley Schwadron’s Cartoon (2)
by Harley Schwadron
Jeffrey Wald’s philosophy professor has an epiphany.
De Omnibus Dubitandum
‘On the doubtfulness of everything’ – A satire against the dogmatists by Joseph Bou Charaa
by Yahia Lababidi