Issue 24: Summer 1999
by Rick Lewis
Princeton welcomes Peter Singer • Wittgenstein in burglary shock • Philosopher wages war • Doctors want your body — News Editor: Derrick Farnham
THE MEANING OF LIFE
Sarah Conly on devoting one’s life to another.
Bob Sharpe asks if you can have value without meaning (to).
J.J.C. Smart investigates the meaning of purpose.
Dominic Kirkham exhorts us to find meaning in the present moment.
Antony Flew on Tolstoy’s obsession.
Roger Ames on a Chinese approach.
Richard Taylor says that lives are meaningful only if they are creative.
Brenda Almond on the pursuit of wisdom.
Jeff Mason on Kierkegaard’s three forms of life: the ethical, the aesthetic and the religious.
Dane Gordon on the friends of Epicurus.
Kai Hammermeister on the beauty business.
by Kai Hammermeister
Andrew Dodsworth asks a few questions about who wrote what.
The BBC’s chief inquisitor Jeremy Paxman interviews the Dalai Lama.
Daniel Hill cross-examines Peter van Inwagen, God’s barrister.
Twins • Foundations of Islam • Designer Gods • Designer Christianity • An Omnipotent Being • Relative Impossibility • More on God
Philosophy Now’s own columnist Peg Tittle considers the nature of violence.
Michael Williams describes Peter Singer’s attempt to take the point of view of the universe.
Tim LeBon browses an anthology on The Meaning of Life.
A short story by Peter Williams, perhaps?