Issue 33: September/October 2001
by Rick Lewis
Spacebug Shock from Cardiff • Biker Gang Avenges Camus • The Brains in Bahrain • APA Centenary • Ape Film Angers Humans
Feminist theory has recently faced accusations of trendiness, but Marianne Janack and Michelle LaRocque leap to its defence.
Jezebel was a much-maligned woman, but Dane Gordon wonders if she really deserved such a bad name.
Some feminists say women should forget old-fashioned ethical rules and focus on developing positive aspects of their characters. Not so, says Sarah Conly.
Therese Dykeman on a case for a Sherlock Holmes and Dorothy Sayers.
Raymond Tallis on the natural philosophy of the caress. It’s gripping stuff!
Massimo Pigliucci on game theory, rational egoism and the evolution of fairness.
Who is this semi-mythical figure, and what does he really think? Tim Madigan decided that there was only one way to find out…
Mark Cain on the 50th anniversary of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s death.
The 20th century saw the complex relationship between language, mind and world become absolutely central to philosophy. Steven Geisz guides us through the debates, the different positions and the latest thinking.
Mary Daly is a world-renowned Radical Feminist philosopher, theologian and author.
Bombing Iraq • Intelligent Design – The Debate Continues • Milwaukee Confucianism • The Authentic Sartre • Rewards and Retribution • Quantized Brains • Why the sun looks bigger… • Why Be Moral?
Having returned from the turn of the Fourth Century B.C. to the turn of the Twenty-First A.D., Socrates has eagerly signed on as a Philosophy Now columnist so that he may continue to carry out his divinely-inspired dialogic mission.
by Joel Marks
Sam Nico commends Shimon Malin’s illuminating look at the philosophy in quantum physics.
Terri Murray samples Mary Daly’s highly individual style and concludes that it enhances her ‘desperate’ message.
Does Hollywood sometimes get everything back-to-front? A new film called Memento certainly does. Our movie maestro Thomas Wartenberg takes a look.
Did you feel a tiny bit frustrated when Douglas Adams told us in The Hitchhikers’ Guide To the Galaxy that the meaning of life was 42? Tim LeBon did and wondered what interplanetary wanderer Arthur Dent might have concluded if he’d met some real philosophers.