Issue 42: July/August 2003
by Rick Lewis
Plato Found in California • Cloned Racehorses Gallop Nearer • “Daddy Was a Website” • Aborted Fetuses to be Mothers — News reports by Sue Roberts in London and Lisa Sangoi in New York
PHILOSOPHY & THE PARANORMAL
Joe Fearn asks whether the idea of out of body experiences is intelligible.
Trevor Curnow compares the reliability of oracles ancient and modern.
Tim Madigan takes time out to tell some high school students a no-ghost story.
Michael Philips on the shaky foundations of the most popular philosophical theory of modern times.
We had no idea that Paul MacDonald intended to write this article.
Antoni Diller says that robots must be taught how to learn.
Laurence Goldstein conducts a little thought experiment.
Peter Benson explains why Hegel was obsessed with the number three.
Is Postmodernism finally on its deathbed? Roger Caldwell examines the evidence and takes a look at its would-be successor: Critical Realism.
Stuart Greenstreet on how to justify your taste in art.
by A. W. Moore
Susan Blackmore is a well-known cognitive scientist, psychologist, lecturer and author. She has just written a textbook on consciousness. Rick Lewis asked her about her journey from parapsychology to the study of consciousness.
Euthanasia and Taboos • Nietzsche’s Madness • Logic is Above Gender • Stoics and Gladiators • Boxers & Philosophers • Boxers & Philosophers • Sports and Deviance • Change or Progress in Sport • Cheat to Win?
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
Scott O’Reilly gets quite excited about a new book on the nature of the mind by Laura Weed.
Adam Carter browses through Nicholas Fearn’s introduction to philosophy for bartenders who wear baseball caps.
Our movie maestro Thomas Wartenberg plugs himself into The Matrix Reloaded but says that philosophically, it was destined to be dull.
by Roger Caldwell
A short story by Katherine Power.