Issue 65: January/February 2008
by Rick Lewis
Intellectuals vs Politicians • Philosophers are weird • Babies evaluate behaviour — News reports by Sue Roberts
Nicholas Maxwell says we need a total rethink concerning the way we think.
Andrew Lewis considers the ethics of using GM to help prevent global warming.
Paul Keeling reacts with a Green perspective on religious insult.
Tim Madigan asks, why did the featherless biped cross the road?
Rich Grego compares John Dewey’s and Martin Heidegger’s views on ecology.
William Robins on genetics and Nietzsche’s Will to Power.
David Hodgson pulls together his experience to understand experience.
Cathal Horan is distracted by the eternal search for meaning.
Dzifa Benson compares being a producer with being a consumer of pop culture.
Following our recent focus on education, Kristina Pelletier asks why there is no place for philosophy in American public schools.
Peter Benson deconstructs the moral intrigues of Dorian Gray.
The following readers’ answers to this central philosophical question each win a random book.
Our nineteenth nearly numinous knot of knowledge numerically knitted with nous by Deiradiotes.
Mary Midgley – ID she wrong? • Great Chain of Being Wrong • Ethics and Reasons • How To Do Philosophy
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 ponders the fields of action in which our freedom is expressed.
Stephen Juan reviews the bad behaviour reported by Nigel Rodgers and Mel Thompson.
Lisa Kemmerer calls corporations to account under the guidance of Joel Bakan.
Eric Wills reveals how Nietzschean morality is displayed in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning movie.
Adebowale Oriku with a warning about indecision.