Issue 45: March/April 2004
by Rick Lewis
$1 million prize for scholars • Attack of the clones • Philosophy radio hits airwaves • Immanuel Kant bicentenary celebration — News reports by Sue Roberts in London and Lisa Sangoi in New York
Introducing our section on the nature of virtue, Philip Vassallo describes how the ancient conception of arête arose and developed.
Philip Cafaro asks what virtues are prized today, and why, and finds inspiration in a place few philosophers look.
Would it not be nice if there were a simple foundation to quantum physics? Tony Wagstaff believes there is; and that the Greeks had it.
Steve Stewart-Williams on the implications of evolutionary theory for ethics.
After he fell in love, John Dewey became one of the greatest of American thinkers. Nancy Bunge describes Alice Chipman’s impact on Dewey’s Psychology.
Stephen Doty says we should rephrase certain questions so as not to be bamboozled by language.
The first English version of a classic essay by Peter Wessel Zapffe, originally published in Janus #9, 1933. Translated from the Norwegian by Gisle R. Tangenes.
Gisle Tangenes describes the life and ideas of a cheerfully pessimistic, mountain-climbing Norwegian existentialist.
So Farewell, Philosophy? • Eat Cuddly Bunnies • Pax Americana • Perceiving and Sensing • Dawkins and Darwinism • Pictures of the Big Bang
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.
We’re delighted to announce the birth of a new column by Tim Madigan.
by Joel Marks
Abdelkader Aoudjit reports on which beleaguered positions are still held After the Science Wars.
Jean Chambers explains how Stephen Darwall’s ideas about care connect to an ambitious theory of rationality and ethics.
Our movie maestro Thomas Wartenberg says that Clint Eastwood’s recent film Mystic River is a tragedy – but in the good sense of the word.
by Chengde Chen
A short story by Mairi Wilson.