Issue 64: November/December 2007
by Tim Madigan
Philosophy Day Utopia • Krishna and Frede Dead • Half-Human/Half-Rabbit Embryos Given Green Light for Research — News reports by Sue Roberts
Major Todd A. Burkhardt considers under what circumstances it would be morally right to bioengineer super-soldiers.
Tim Delaney sets the scene for our philosophical consideration of popular stuff.
David White hoists his mainbrace and shivers his timbers.
William Irwin on philosophy as/and/of popular culture.
Mike Austin listens to Bono while reading Kierkegaard, and discovers that they have the same soul.
Mary Midgley thinks creationists and evolutionists need to overcome the bewitchment of their own thinking and learn how to talk to each other.
Stephen Wang continues our debate on these essential aspects of being human by considering what Jean-Paul Sartre had to say about them.
Michael Rockler compares two ethics of statemanship for two American presidents.
Colin Wilson pays attention to Whitehead’s awareness of meaning.
Our eighteenth educationally exacting etymological enigma engagingly expressively entwined by Deiradiotes.
No Character • Tallis and the Missing Self • Gettier Lettier • Illogical Lo • Identity Parade • The Myths of Trainer • Zealotry and Other Sins • Exceptional • Further Kraftiness • Balanced Thinking
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
Raymond Tallis thinks the deeply unthinkable, as hard as he can.
Tim Madigan laughs at platypi.
John Shelton Lawrence reviews the genre of ‘and philosophy’ books.
A number of recent films deal with mathematics and mathematicians. Can we learn something from them or are they misleading? Peter Stone investigates.
Grant Bartley! investigates the film as a distillation of the man.
Kaz Knowlden tells a fishy tale of innocence shattered.