Issue 23: Spring 1999
by Rick Lewis
News: Spring 1999
Turing Statue • The Virtues of Cloning • Fending for Feminism • Trying Euthanasia • New Jobs for Thinkers — News Editor: Derrick Farnham
Report from Sarajevo
Dane R. Gordon reports from the Bosnian Paradigm Conference, November 18-20 1998.
PHILOSOPHY AROUND THE WORLD
For years debate has raged among African philosophers: does Africa have a distinct philosophical tradition, and if so, what is its nature? Rick Lewis asked Emmanuel Eze, who though based in the United States is a leading figure on the African philosophical scene.
Interview with Tu Wei-ming
Harvard philosopher Tu Wei-ming is the most famous advocate of the Confucian tradition outside China. Anja Steinbauer talked to him in Boston.
It Was Islam That Did It
Edward Ingram explains the West’s debt to the Islamic philosophers.
Philosophy as Teaching & Therapy in Sankara
In a talk to Philosophy For All in London, Trevor Leggett explained the ideas of Sankara, one of the greatest commentators on the Upanishads and a major figure in the history of Indian philosophy.
Philosophy in Uzbekistan
Jesus, Pioneer of Post-Modern Ethics
A reply to Bob Harrison by Michael Williams.
Just Science Fiction?
Andrew Reynolds says not..
Must Philosophers Disagree?
Introducing a new series on great thinkers of the present as featured in the Library of Living Philosophers.
The Argument from Design
Did God make the world? Nick McDonnell explains why he doubts it.
What’s New in… Chinese Philosophy
Anja Steinbauer on modern developments in an ancient philosophical tradition.
by Anja Steinbauer
God Knows • Computers and Intentions • Inside the Chinese Room • To Be Scientific • The Value of Life
Evolutionary Naturalism by Michael Ruse
Roger Caldwell looks at science with Michael Ruse.
Isaiah Berlin: A Life by Michael Ignatieff
Ralph Blumenau examines the open book of Isaiah Berlin’s life.
World Philosophies by Ninian Smart
Joseph Sen reviews a new book on the world’s philosophies.
The Only Ones
A short story by Alistair Fruish.