Issue 68: July/August 2008
by Rick Lewis
Doctors to redefine what is normal • Speed learning trial quickly shows benefits • Charles Taylor prized in Kyoto — News reports by Sue Roberts and Cameron Pritchard
Matthew Pianalto looks at the difference between psychological and philosophical concepts of happiness.
Cathal Horan analyses Freud through the eyes of Hegel and Schopenhauer.
Eva Cybulska on Freud’s unconscious debt to Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.
Jeffrey Gordon reflects on 9/11, and sees that it didn’t wake us.
Peter Abbs recounts how Rousseau undertook a psychological self-examination a century before psychoanalysis.
Melissa Shew chances to wonder about the influence of doubt and human error in our lives.
What makes a philosopher? In the first of a two-part mini-epic, Daniel C. Dennett contemplates a life of the mind – his own. Part 1: The pre-professional years.
Kalynne Hackney Pudner applies logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and the history of philosophy to family life at large.
Stephen Longstaffe forwards an analysis by Marcel Sturrock, Professor of Psychoanalytic Studies at Watt University College (motto: “Watt U.C. is what you get!”), and the author of This Game Which Is Not One Half, Trevor.
Our twenty-second serried sequence of sophia’s scrambled secrets sorted squarely by Deiradiotes.
Animal Reflexes • The Inconceivable Truth • Beauty and Artfulness • Fear of Equality • Environmental Mistakes • Musically Minded
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.
Tim Madigan presents a symbol most fowl for philosophy.
by Joel Marks
Our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci asks.
Raymond Tallis puts forward a very specific argument.
Roger Caldwell has occasion to consider Andrew Pyle’s ideas on Malebranche.
Nicholas Everitt thinks about Matt Carter thinking about computers thinking.
John Lanigan tunes into Rudolf Steiner thanks to Gary Lachman.
Thomas Wartenberg finds that extreme circumstances can bring out a person’s true moral character.