Issue 79

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Issue 79: June/July 2010


Law, Tolerance and Society

by Rick Lewis


News: June/July 2010

Middlesex bowled out? • Soccer: Socrates crushed by Nietzsche • Venter team creates life • Haslanger is distinguished — News reports by Sue Roberts


A Buddhistic Contemplation of Impermanence from Death Row

Shawn Harte on a fleeting dream.

Does Surveillance Make Us Morally Better?

Emrys Westacott asks a probing question.

In Defense of Intolerance

Matthew Pianalto isn’t going to take it any more.

Truth and the Client’s Interest

Frederick Ochieng’-Odhiambo tells us why truth is sometimes sacrificed to law.


A Kripkean Argument For Goatism

Bill Capra demonstrates that the fact that everything is a goat can be shown by a simple argument which draws on elementary modal principles.

An edited version of an address delivered at Antony Flew’s funeral

by John Rogers

Flew’s change-of-mind about God

by Rick Lewis

On ‘Useless’ Knowledge

William Tam finds uses for philosophy and other ‘useless’ arts.

The Power of Motherhood

Regan Penaluna introduces Damaris Masham (1659-1708).

What’s Wrong With The Enlightenment?

Not as much as some people think, says Phil Badger.

What Is Philosophy and How Do We Do It?

The following answers to this central philosophical question each win a random book.


Antony Flew (1923-2010)

by Piers Benn



Our thirty-third liminal list of looped linguistic links lovingly legislated by Deiradiotes.



Epistles to the Philosophers • Computing Conscience • Lost In Time • Taking Liberties • Piece of Mind


How We Got To Sesame Street

Tim Madigan remembers Tim Cooney (1930-1999).

Not With A Whimper, But With A Bang!

by Joel Marks

My Bald Head

Raymond Tallis reveals the philosophical connection between medical ethics and hair loss.


Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis et al

Grant Bartley scrutinizes an epic graphic biography of Bertrand Russell.

Wild Justice by Marc Bekoff & Jessica Pierce

Sherrie Lyons judges Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce on animal legal rights.

The Passenger

Ismar Badzic thinks about multiple identities.


Philosophical Differences

Valentin Sawadsky commentates on the gulf between minds.

Philosophy For Pigs

by Bob Newman

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