Issue 62: July/August 2007
by Rick Lewis
Richard Rorty Dead • Plato Goes to Broadway • Mobster was secret philosopher • Joan Callahan is philosophy’s woman of the year — News reports by Sue Roberts
PERSONAL IDENTITY & TIME
Michael Allen Fox argues that old approaches to the problem don’t work.
Bob Harrison questions his identity.
Craig Ross on whether freedom is all it’s been made up to be.
Arnold A. Smith II thinks there’s always time to consider eternity.
Brian Breeze takes time to think.
Tom Shipka considers whether the negativity of communicative unclarity impedes the ontological contingency of non-distance in the dialectic of being, or something.
Hans Lenk reflects on an Olympic climax of achievement Former Olympic enthusiasm.
Stephen Anderson wonders whether talk of ethics has any substance.
Chad Trainer says Plato betrayed philosophy by resorting to mythology.
Gideon Calder reports after the death of the infamous pragmatist.
Our sixteenth sizzling slab of symbiotic semiotic sophistry semantically spliced then systematically sewn together by Deiradiotes.
Christopher Phillips is known for promoting the art of Socratic enquiry in cafés, schools and even prisons all over the globe. David Taube met him to talk about his new book, Socrates In Love, a series of anecdotes, interviews and essays based around the five Greek concepts of love.
In Security Issues • It’s Only Natural? • Outta Space • The Rules of Particularity • Anarchist Head-To-Head
Having traveled from the turn of the Fourth Century B.C. to the turn of the Twenty-First Century 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.
Who is Tim Madigan?
by Joel Marks
Joel Marks asks ‘New God or no God?’.
Mark Vernon questions Richard Dawkins’ state of self-delusion.
Existentialism goes to the movies. Nick DiChario finds that the novel fills spaces the film doesn’t even have.
Nolan Whyte with his second fable about the philosophical adventuress.