Issue 37: August/September 2002
by Rick Lewis
Doubting Dads in DNA Theft • A Smack of Censorship • Bare-Skinned Broilers • Medical Microchips • No Perfume for Kitty
Bob Sharpe asks what it is to die for one’s country.
With the conflict between India and Pakistan reaching a point of crisis, the threat of nuclear war is once again on the minds of many. Duncan Richter, Dylan Suzanne and Robert M. Martin discuss the logic behind the Cold War and the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction.
David Limond takes a critical look at arguments in support of war.
Raimond Gaita on racism, religion and the motives of suicide bombers.
Michael Philips on truth and the Correspondence Theory.
Arnold Zuboff replies to his critics.
Should Bertrand Russell’s ‘skirt chasing’ be taken into account when thinking about his moral theories? Stephen Anderson argues that it might, in this reply to Tim Madigan’s criticism of ad hominem arguments.
Catriona Hanley asks: Is God still dead?
Hegel has been enormously influential, but is notoriously difficult to read. In this new section, Peter Benson guides us through a series of typical Hegelian moves from the ‘Phenomenology of Spirit.’.
Chris Bloor replies to ‘Cutting God in Half’ by Nicholas Maxwell.
Karen Adler reports on the ‘Return(s) to Marx’ conference at the Tate Modern in London.
Richard Taylor tells us why public policies always go wrong…
by Matt Williams
See if you can identify the authors of the following war-related passages.
M.J. Akbar is the editor of The Asian Age newspaper and author of a new book, The Shade of Swords, in which he seeks to clairify the meaning of ‘Jihad’. He recently talked with Philosophy Now.
Invalid Arguments • Warmly Disagreeing • Women’s Rights • Of Guns and Philosophy • God and Meaning
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 provides closure on a new book by Hilary Lawson.
Ralph Blumenau immerses himself in a monumental biography of Hegel by Terry Pinkard.
Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis is a classic thanks to its timeless warning about the perils of technological mastery without social justice, says Scott O’Reilly.
Peter Rickman travels through the looking glass in search of some of philosophy’s pitfalls.
by Richard Lawson
by Chengde Chen