Issue 63: September/October 2007
by Rick Lewis
French told to think less • Top Islamic philosopher dies • Georgetown embraces the Middle Ages — News reports by Sue Roberts
Rebecca Glass on the importance of fables of ‘the really real world’.
Michael J. Brown finds assumptions challenged in his Philosophy Club.
Graham Haydon thinks about what it is to think about moral education.
Carolyn Suchy-Dicey considers the dilemma of teaching moral autonomy.
Pablo Cevallos Estarellas reviews the developments that caused professional to triumph over amateur philosophy in education, and proposes a way forward.
Jan Derry wants to know what it is to know.
Grant Bartley sees the funny side of Martin Heidegger.
Peter Cave has a new book just out, of philosophical puzzles old and new. Here, Peter tells the tale of Logical Lo and her reasoning.
Following on from our last issue, Raymond Tallis defends personal identity from those who say the self is an illusion.
Lukasz Lozanski claims to know why Edmund Gettier was unjustified.
Carl Murray reports on a heated argument in Hades.
The following readers’ answers to this central philosophical question each win a random book.
Our seventeeth sexy set of sophisticated symbols stirred and sorted by Deiradiotes.
Randall Curren is Professor of Philosophy and Education and Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Rochester, NY. His works include Aristotle on the Necessity of Public Education. He is the editor of A Companion to the Philosophy of Education, of the journal Theory and Research in Education, and also of the recently published Philosophy of Education: An Anthology. Tim Madigan talks to him.
The Art of Kraft • Family Fallacies • Enhancing Tallis • Spuriously Anti-Kanty • It’s Obvious? • What’s The Evidence?
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.
by Joel Marks
Our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci reports.
Floris van den Berg criticises Roger Scruton’s splendid isolation.
Robert Cheeks praises an intellectual memoir by Roger Scruton, Britain’s best-known conservative philosopher.
Judith Suissa considers the intersection of political philosophy and philosophy of education in Alan Bennett’s new film The History Boys.