Issue 76: November/December 2009
by Rick Lewis
Bring me more brains, Igor • Public understanding of philosophy becomes respectable • Ordinary language philosophy revival? — News reports by Sue Roberts
Gerard Casey breaks down Mill’s core principle.
Helen McCabe introduces John Stuart Mill on his own free will.
Delilah and Chris Caldwell talk freely about the freedom of information for Mill.
Alexander Brown explores an apparent inconsistency within Mill’s system of ideas.
Erica Stonestreet explores a peculiar aspect of On Liberty.
Morgan Rempel wonders whether there is a good time to die.
On an evening out Grant Bartley realises the importance of perspective and hears George Soros talk about markets, ignorance and the Open Society.
Mark Vernon thinks about the lives of some philosophers who lived their thinking.
The following answers to this central philosophical question each win a random book.
Our thirtieth original odyssey of orthographical oddities organised by Deiradiotes.
Philosophers In Chains • A Taking Marks Seriously • CS Peirce, Analytic Phenomenologist • Science, Psychology & Supernature • Morals And Money • The Theists Strike Back • Golden Lines
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.
Frank N. Churchless, aka Tim Madigan, on a vexed ontological issue.
by Joel Marks
Our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci tries…
Raymond Tallis dreams up a flight of philosophical fancy.
Floris van den Berg exposes John Gray’s unwilling secular humanism.
Will Robins gets sporty with Colin McGinn.
And now for something different again, Bruce: Chris Gill listens to philosophy radio broadcast from the Outback.
And now for something completely different: Tim Madigan watches Nietzsche clash with Wagner.
Liz Stillwaggon Swan hears the mice and cats run for the hills, quietly.
by Peter Abbs
by Peter Abbs