Issue 156: June/July 2023
by Rick Lewis
Big Brother learns to read your mind • Philosophy teachers resolve to associate • Scottish ethicists back euthanasia bill — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
Justin Bartlett explores a basic distinction between understandings of ethics.
Michael-John Turp asks if anyone has the authority to establish moral truth.
Paul Stearns argues against moral relativism and moral presentism.
Iain King and Myles King contend that physics helps us understand ethics.
Andrew Kemle says that evolutionary forces give us the answer.
Apostolos Syropoulos argues that vagueness is a virtue, sometimes.
Rob Selzer sizes up a human confidence interval.
Nana Ariel corrects the record and the modern application of Sophistry.
Hilarius Bogbinder shows how Locke’s intellectual identity changed over time.
Niki Young tells us how we (humans) can look at our relationship with Nature in a way that neither alienates us from it nor indistinguishably absorbs us into it.
Brad Rappaport looks at the life of a Jewish philosopher combatting the secular forces of modernism.
Jungian psychoanalyst and author, shares some insights and analysis with Arianna Marchetti.
Computations & Cogitations • Descartes at the Movies • On the Existence of Pot Roast • Beertification • Problems with Evil • Spread a Little Happiness • Do Stop Believing • Throw Me a Line • The Last Post • Time Left Unresolved
by Terence Green
by Matt Qvortrup
Raymond Tallis examines a miracle of mentality.
Massimo Pigliucci finds six ethical ideals shared by all cultures.
Teresa Britton debates with debates about reasoning.
Nikoo Aalabaf freely studies various ideas of free will.
Nick Everitt is skeptical about animals dreaming.
Daniel Toré contemplates the ethics of finding pleasure in displeasure.
by Chris Gill
by Melissa Felder
by Van Scott
by Harley Schwadron
by Phil Witte
A comic by Corey Mohler about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world.
Tim Wilkinson reports from the philosophical past, present, and future.
by Yahia Lababidi
by Daniel Galef