Issue 20: Spring 1998
Rick Lewis & Mark Daniels unveil this magazine’s new look…
Philosophy Cafés arrive in the UK • Hume tomb to bloom • Aristotle gold row • Animal rights legal landmark • Philosophy Now editor goes on holiday
Continuing our occasional series of personal interpretations of philosophy, C.H. Goodwin extols the philosophical life.
A roundup of news from the philosophy cafés.
Ralph Blumenau argues that there is more to the doctrine of predestination than we might think. To support his theory he looks back to the teaching of Original Sinner St. Augustine.
Cliff Stagoll on the strange case of John McTaggart, who didn’t believe in time.
Russian philosophy was brought to the public eye by the recently deceased Sir Isaiah Berlin. In this article, David Limond explains the thinking of a philosopher who married political thinking and Christianity in a particularly Russian way.
Emrys Westacott comes to the aid of a much reviled theory.
Is suicide a disease to be treated, or a choice to be respected? Justin Busch tackles the problem by analysing the concept of disease.
In the first of our ‘Overview’ series, Mark Daniels describes the latest work on the earliest philosophers.
Tim Lebon interviews Louis Marinoff, the foremost exponent of philosophical counselling.
Rantings and Ravens • Arguing with himself? • How Soon Is Now? • Mothers and Gods • Humpty Dumpty Theology • Valid and True • Long-Winded Proofs • To Know All Isn’t To Forgive All… • Challenge Everything!
Philosophy Now’s new columnist Peg Tittle has doubts about the benefits of Inner Peace.
Le Ton beau de Marot by Douglas Hofstadter and Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies by Hofstadter and the Fluid Analogies Research Group
Danny Kodicek explains why Douglas Hofstadter thinks analogies are important. Loop is to pool as rich is to…
Solidarity in the Conversation of Humankind: The Ungroundable Liberalism of Richard Rorty by Norman Geras
Mike Fuller discusses the liberalism of Richard Rorty.
Antony Flew cheers an attack on relativism by Thomas Nagel.
A short story in which Arthur Chappell sees his life flash before his eyes.