Issue 41: May/June 2003
by Rick Lewis
Nietzsche ‘not syphilitic’ • Dolly on Display • Stamboul Welcomes Careful Thinkers • See Zurich and Die • What Do You Get if you Cross a Cow with a Piece of Cheese? — News reports by Sue Roberts in London and Lisa Sangoi in New York
PHILOSOPHY AND SPORT
Gordon Marino claims that great virtues can be learned in the ring.
Kenneth Shouler discusses the aesthetics of sports and the nature of choices.
Hal Charnofsky argues that in a society obsessed with competition, sport is bad for our souls.
Guest editor Tim Delaney introduces our Sports issue and explains why studying the misdemeanors of athletes can throw light on the problems the rest of us face.
Jessie Burdick wonders whether it is cheating for athletes to take dietary supplements, and we ask you, the reader, to tell us what you think.
Tim Madigan thinks that Immanuel Kant wouldn’t have made a very popular coach, but would have worked wonders for the spirit of fair play.
by Peter Rickman (a.k.a.“The Professor”)
Adam Carter examines the most morally corrupting sport of all.
by Adam Carter
Stuart Greenstreet isn’t quite sure how long a metre is. Are you?
Linda Williams spots jewels within Nietzsche’s aphoristic archive of sexism.
Peter Rickman takes steps to demonstrate how philosophers make history.
Alan Malachowski on readers’ responses to his recent article about philosophical mistakes that lead to boardroom disasters.
Myles Brand has just become President of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Formerly a philosophy professor, his academic research is into the nature of human action. Tim Madigan finds out how sport’s new philosopher-king sees his new job.
Philippa Foot has for decades been one of Oxford’s best-known and most original ethicists. Her groundbreaking papers won her worldwide recognition but at the dawn of the new century she has finally published her first full-length book. Editor Rick Lewis asked her about goodness, vice, plants and Nietzsche.
Assistance in Dying • Earth to Trainer • To Hume Do You Refer? • Terror and Responsibility • What the f___? • On the surface of a crisis • (Un)”Warranted” Misidentification? • God blame them, every one • The Tyranny of Male Logic • Music and the Immortality of Mind • Eating Raw Flesh • Uncertainty and Hospitals
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
Michael Williams gazes inwards and agonizes about the prospects of a proper public debate on such matters as genetic engineering.
Edward Ingram gazes heavenwards and tells us about the Search for Little Green Men.
Stoics on the Big Screen? John Sellars examines the ancient philosophy which surfaces in Gladiator.
Peter Cave eavesdrops on a dialogue between a couple of the billions of little non-persons in Soho, London.