Issue 74: July/August 2009
by Grant Bartley
The impermanence of the Dalai Lama-ship • Happiness breaks out everywhere • Bishops still generally annoyed — News reports by Sue Roberts
WAYS OF KNOWING
Kile Jones explains the differences between these ways of thinking.
Russell Berg has fifteen criteria for scientificness and he knows how to use them.
Peter Rickman tells us why it isn’t.
Ian James Kidd introduces an iconic iconoclast of the philosophy of science.
Patrick Cox tells us why Zen has to use words to get beyond words.
Robert Howell suggests a surprising reason for piety.
Stephen Anderson analyses as he would be analysed.
Our twenty-eighth potpourri of perplexing philosophical phrases perspicuously placed in parallel poses by Deiradiotes.
Charles Taylor is one of the world’s leading living philosophers. Chris Bloor talks to him about philosophy and society.
Heroes, Hatred & Human Rights • Credit Where It’s Due • Machine Of The Heart • Switching Glasses
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 is startled by the form of the angel on his shoulder.
by Joel Marks
So says our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci.
Raymond Tallis from the home front in the war of words.
Luke Pollard finds nothing new about the New Atheists.
John Loftus heartily agrees with a debunking of C.S. Lewis.
David Braid peers at the limits of what we can possibly know anyway.
Terri Murray tells us about a Hollywood hero beyond good and evil.
Kevin Robson drinks whiskey and sees things in a different way.
Josh Tomlin gets a clear picture of his prospects.
Natasha Morgan plans a poetic revolution.
Gary W. Gilbert doesn’t seem to know the form.