Issue 57: September/October 2006
by Rick Lewis
Philosopher Freed • ‘George Bush Is An Existentialist’ Shock • Student Research Not Involving Beer • Eco-Selfishness A Modern Sin — News reports by Sue Roberts in London and John Ruddy in New York
To introduce our art issue, Anja Steinbauer describes the troubled relationship between art and theory.
Raymond Tallis is hungry to expand human consciousness through art.
Patricia Railing explains the philosophical ideas behind some of abstract art’s most famous abstractions.
So how do you apply philosophical principles to think about art? An example can be derived from an unlikely source. Reneh Karamians uses Heidegger’s philosophy as an illustration of how to understand aesthetic experience.
Marek Soszynski considers whether it couldn’t look like resemblance after all.
Why do we feel emotion when listening to music? Ben Ushedo goes beyond emotivist and cognitivist approaches to answer this intriguing question.
Dzifa Benson is compelled to consider the nature of performance.
Luke Pollard and Rebecca Massey-Chase dialogue about the existence of a God.
Chris Durante used to be a werewolf, but he’s into philosophy nowwwww…
John Heawood gives us an overview of Peter Strawson’s subtle philosophy, and explains why his insights about predicates and persons still matter.
Gregory White examines some of the afflictions to be caught this season while wading a little too recklessly into deep thought.
Our intrepid philosophical investigator Grant Bartley files a conference report.
We start this new column with the question which plausibly must be answered before we can answer any other question.
Our eleventh enormously enthusiastic extension of education and enlightenment by the excellently erudite and enigmatic Deiradiotes.
Mystical Science • Tragic Happiness • Deep Fried Chicken Balls • Kant and Organ Donation • Risky Business • Ethical Objections • Marks’ Ethical Remarks
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.
Tim Madigan ponders the mysteries of friendship.
by Joel Marks
John Snider springs into action over Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey’s graphic reconstruction of the history of ideas.
Mark Huston looks at Robert Yanal looking at Hitchcock directing philosophy.
Thomas Wartenberg tells us his hunch about a cunning plan to market DVDs. Is turning epistemology into showbiz a good thing or a bad thing?
Jeremy Gorman recites a learning experience from the history of philosophy.
Kaisley Phillips tells a colourful story from Chicago in the summer of 1960.