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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


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.

Calling Time

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

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

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