Issue 153: December 2022 / January 2023
by Grant Bartley
Effective Altruism billionaire goes bust • Animal welfare meets big game theory • Philosophers of physics reach critical mass? — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
Les Jones on allegories, specific domains and Wittgenstein’s social ideas.
Rick Lewis asks Elliot Paul and Christine Battersby what’s new in this fascinating field.
Harry Drummond builds a case.
Grahame Lockey writes pithy observations to make you think about pithy observations to make you think.
James Gallant, writer, reflects on the psychology of creativity.
Massimo Pigliucci trawls the history of politics to see how closely ethics fits it.
Manon Royet tells us what’s happening in French philosophy, and why you don’t know about it.
David Charles argues that we should not regret our decisions, but should take responsibility for our decision-making processes.
Benjamin Lloyd gets Dewey-eyed over resonant rhymes.
Plakshi Jain compares ‘reflection’ and ‘learning’ as means of becoming good.
Shaun O’Dwyer takes an unfortunately still relevant look at how to avoid war.
Hilarius Bogbinder considers the inconstant career of the most famous politician-philosopher named after a legume.
Our readers give their reasons, each winning the right to a random book.
Stefan Rinner tells us about Kripke’s theories and why they matter.
Peter Adamson is Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Duanne Ribeiro chats with him about the history of ideas, and the meaning and methods of philosophy.
Cat’s-Eye World View • (Not) Theo Logically Yours • Foucault’s Evil Relativism • More Metaphysics & Mysticism • Seeking Principles In Ancient Greece • Highly Cultivated • Beware the Wrath • Resounding Echoes
by Terence Green
by Matt Qvortrup
Raymond Tallis requests the pleasure of your company for this most philosophical of gatherings.
Doug Phillips arms us against the slings and arrows, as he tries to find a point to pointless suffering.
Chad Trainer explores the politics of fear with Martha Nussbaum.
Stuart Hannabuss has five questions for Mr Morden.
by Phil Witte
by Harley Schwadron
by Melissa Felder
by Van Scott
by Guto Dias
A fantasy by Martin Gardner.
by Herb Tate
by Steven Kent