Issue 36: June/July 2002
by Rick Lewis
Religious Fervour in Derby • Cloned Rabbits Begin to Breed • Growing Human Organs for Fun and Profit • Happy Philosophy Day!
MIND & MORALS
Güven Güzeldere asks where we are now with the mind-body problem.
David Wong on two ancient Chinese philosophers with very different approaches to moral reasoning.
An introduction to our special section by this issue’s editor, Charles Echelbarger.
Massimo Pigliucci takes a brief look at the history and current schools of philosophy of mind.
Mark Goldblatt analyses the moral and legal arguments on both sides of America’s most divisive issue.
“Loan”? “Borrow”? “Growth”? “Seed money”? Michael Philips finds such talk hard to credit.
Members of different cultures with different values and beliefs come into frequent conflict, sometimes violent. Exploiter or entrepreneur? Murderer or martyr? “Great Satan” or “Great – Santa!” Gerald Lang asks if we can still pass judgment.
Surveillance cameras watch our every move. They reduce crime and maybe save lives. So why the fuss about privacy? Scott O’Reilly discusses the technologies of control.
Jeremiah Conway says that philosophy is profoundly useless but incredibly worthwhile.
by Anja Steinbauer
Jennifer Hornsby is a philosopher based at London’s Birkbeck College, whose interests range from feminism to philosophy of mind. Giancarlo Marchetti talked with her recently at a conference in Italy.
Charlton Heston • Divine Intervention • Arguments and Fallacies • Unsympathetic Male • Boils and Biographies • Sex and Particle Physics • More Science Fiction • Spanish Inquisition “Not Expected”
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
Lisa Kemmerer cheers on Tom Regan as he defends the idea of animals having rights.
Ilya Farber discovers a dream of a book by the quirky and perceptive Owen Flanagan.
Chris Bloor found Body Worlds, an unusual show of dead bodies in London, to be essential viewing.
Anna Winestein loathed the Eat Art exhibition at Harvard.
Thomas Wartenberg watches a radical movie about some unlikely couples grappling with homophobia, feminist ideology and each other in a 1970s Swedish commune… and enjoys it!
Trevor Emmott reports on a future project to create perfect freedom.