Issue 47: August/September 2004
by Rick Lewis
Hi, School Philosophy! • Oxford Welcomes Careful Thinkers • Holy Rock Tours America • Euclid’s Parallel Theorem Proved? — News reports by Sue Roberts in London and Lisa Sangoi in New York.
PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Steve Stewart-Williams says not.
Are our actions really free or are they determined by God’s will? Imadaldin Al-Jubouri on a controversy that divided Muslim philosophers.
Professor Antony Flew, who is famous for his philosophical arguments in favour of atheism, has contributed these tantalising comments to the debate.
Richard Taylor on the proper role of myths and mysteries.
Are you open-minded? Before you answer, says William Hare, ask yourself the following ten questions...
City, Liverpool John Moore, Swansea, Northampton ... once again university philosophy departments across Britain are closing or under threat. Peter Rickman makes the case for universities that educate as well as train.
Does Sartre’s philosophy give us any clues about how we should live? Yes, says Jonathan Crowe – he showed us that we can’t avoid choosing.
The first installment of a two-part article by Mary Midgley.
Jeff Mitchell on the political rise and fall of Luc Ferry.
Carol Nicholson considers the arguments for patriotism offered by conservative and liberal thinkers, and concludes that they don’t work.
The cryptically-named Deiradiotes has set a stiff challenge for all you philosophical crossword fans.
William Rowe is a professor of philosophy at Purdue University. Though an atheist, he spends much of his working life thinking about God. Nick Trakakis recently chatted with him about God and evil and other such theological hot potatoes.
Deliberative Deliberations • Democracy and Terror • Animal Welfare and Pain • Plato and the Heatwave • Philosophy in Peril • Despair, Hope and Pleasure • The Evolving Debate • Zeno and Zero • Virtue and Context
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
Charles Echelbarger explains the atheistic arguments of Theodore Drange.
James Thomas explores a pragmatic but idealistic book about truth by Nicholas Rescher.
Our film columnist Thomas Wartenberg laughs and cheers this year’s most controversial satire, Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11.
A gripping tale of philosophy, literature and romance by Philip Bellamy.