Issue 60: March/April 2007
by Rick Lewis
Wrestler turns philosophical • Millikan named woman philosopher of the year • Baudrillard dead at 77 — News reports by Sue Roberts
Nazenin Ruso explains where and why he agrees with Derrida’s approach to texts.
Roger Caldwell considers whether it’s possible to consider Derrida.
Stefán Snaevarr asks, are our identities created by narratives?
Tony Milligan tells a story about the idea of implied truths in fiction.
What’s in a name? Marnie Binder asks if it matters who’s writing, and other questions of authorship.
Nancy Bunge considers Emerson as a philosopher, to show that he is a poet.
Rationalism is the attitude of appealing to reason as the fundamental justification of knowledge or beliefs. Imadaldin Al-Jubouri describes the disputes among early Islamic scholars about the limits of what can be known through science and rationality.
Peter Rickman drops in on the Athenian court, still convening after millennia.
Ramsey McNabb introduces moral particularism.
Rupert Read reports.
Our fourteenth pedantic philosopher’s philological predicament, prone and perpendicular, puzzlefully and precisely put in place by Deiradiotes.
The Truth About Music • Impossible Reality • As Lack Of Evidence… • Not Bewitched • Private Language Studies • The Illogical Existence of God • Free To Be Good • Post Post Post • Bile For Bile
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. Aptly, today he answers another letter from a very persistent A. Theist.
by Joel Marks
Jean Chambers witnesses Martha Nussbaum raise a high bar for standards of international social justice.
Ernest Dempsey gives a feminist analysis of Virginia Woolf’s first novel.
Francis Akpata argues that Shakespeare would be a film director not a playwright in today’s high-media world.
A short story by Stafford Betty. (Warning – not for those of a nervous disposition!)
by Ivan Brady