Issue 21: Summer/Autumn 1998
by Rick Lewis
London debates • the Pope pronounces • New York certifies • the £2000 Encyclopaedia • Lyotard Dies • Hoerster Gagged • Philosophy For All
by Obrad Savic
More news from the philosophy cafés and pubs, compiled by Bryn Williams.
William Grey launches an all-out attack on the paranormal armed with a couple of razors honed with the whetstone of scepticism.
Timothy J. Madigan thinks Kant’s duty-based ethics could approve of prostitution.
Continuing our series of personal interpretations of philosophy, Peter Rickman extols the passionate philosopher.
Which matter most: virtues or duties? Bob Harrison thinks the early Christians had the answer.
Do Natural Rights exist? Michael Birshan investigates one of the more persistent political assertions of the modern world in this prize-winning essay.
Daniel Hill describes how the work of Alvin Plantinga has revolutionised Philosophy of Religion.
Philosophy of Mind is a very exciting area in modern philosophy. One of those stirring up the dust is David Chalmers, an Australian philosopher who says that consciousness is a fundamental component of the universe, like space, time and mass. Andrew Chrucky asked the questions.
Philosophical Counselling • Freewill & Predestination • Relativism • Suicide • Time • On Being a Philosopher and a Christian (Issue 16)
Philosophy Now’s own columnist Peg Tittle asks why we are all so afraid of silence.
Peter Benson considers the politics of Michel Foucault.
Jane O’Grady describes the musical mysticism of Roger Scruton.
Dan Hutto ponders what Ludwig Wittgenstein said about the inner life.
Circe Maia, of Uruguay, is one of the leading literary figures in contemporary Latin America. She is also a teacher of philosophy. These poems were translated by Brian Cole with the support of the author.
A short story about a philosopher during the dark ages by Joanna Motyl.