Issue 23: Spring 1999
by Rick Lewis
Turing Statue • The Virtues of Cloning • Fending for Feminism • Trying Euthanasia • New Jobs for Thinkers — News Editor: Derrick Farnham
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.
Harvard philosopher Tu Wei-ming is the most famous advocate of the Confucian tradition outside China. Anja Steinbauer talked to him in Boston.
Edward Ingram explains the West’s debt to the Islamic philosophers.
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.
A reply to Bob Harrison by Michael Williams.
Andrew Reynolds says not..
Introducing a new series on great thinkers of the present as featured in the Library of Living Philosophers.
Did God make the world? Nick McDonnell explains why he doubts it.
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
Roger Caldwell looks at science with Michael Ruse.
Ralph Blumenau examines the open book of Isaiah Berlin’s life.
Joseph Sen reviews a new book on the world’s philosophies.
A short story by Alistair Fruish.