Issue 75: September/October 2009
by Rick Lewis
Farewell to two political philosophers • Confucius comes to Houston • Train Your Brain (read Philosophy Now!) — News reports by Sue Roberts
EXISTENTIALISM & CULTURE
Sam Morris on the existential choice we all face.
Eva Cybulska asks who Oedipus thinks he is.
Philip Villamor rethinks Albert Camus’ famous rock’n’roll parable.
Michael Rockler scrutinizes the private investigator’s existentialist credentials.
Ion Georgiou explains the literary theories of a man who loved words.
Stephen Small on defining other people and ourselves.
Robert Harries says that playing this game is a Sisyphean task, and represents the human spirit up against a meaningless fate.
Dan Sinykin says that Kierkegaard is worried about you.
John Lachs criticizes the philosopher’s lack of public initiative.
Lawrence Crocker considers how best to avoid a lengthy prison term.
Matthew Davidson briefly defines an important analytical thinker.
Brent Silby asks, is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?
Our twenty-ninth matrix of meaning meticulously mapped by Deiradiotes.
Ways of Intuition • The Edge of Science • Golden Words • Tallis and the Word • Books and the Word • Boxing Clever • An Angry Buddhist Writes • Dile-A-Dragon
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 applies his mind to his mind.
Mary Midgley writes of love and therapy.
Lisa Kemmerer analyses a feminist analysis of hunting.
David Dillard-Wright is philosophical about mathematics.
Nick DiChario asks if it’s existential, or just depressing.
A short play by Zsuzsanna Ardó.
by George Eraclides