Issue 80: August/September 2010
by Grant Bartley
’Plato’s musical code’ claim • Blue skies grow cloudy • Forced ops dilemma • Philosopher and wit Anthony Quinton dies — News reports by Sue Roberts
THE HUMAN CONDITION
Piers Benn can’t resist finding out.
Kathleen O’Dwyer sets out to conquer herself, with help from Bertrand Russell.
Mark Weeks sees the funny side of suspended animation.
Thorsten Botz-Bornstein links Stoicism and Hip Hop.
Jeffrey Gordon delivers the punch line.
A special extended column from our (erstwhile) Moral Moments columnist Joel Marks.
Michael Allen Fox advocates the seeking of peace through compassion.
Alistair MacFarlane has complementary ways of looking at things.
Leighton Evans takes a Nietzschean perspective on the Manic Street Preachers.
Matt Randle warns us about seeing the world through a lens darkly.
Our thirty-fourth feast of fine philosophical facts fitted together thoughtfully by Deiradiotes.
Robert J. Sawyer is one of the best known sci-fi authors of today. Nick DiChario talks to him about the philosophical ideas embedded in his books.
Legal Eagle • Legal Goat • A Memory of Mystery 1 • The Inquisition Continues • Free Will Haiku • A Memory of Mystery 2 • Back To Back • A Back To The Future
Our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci.
Raymond Tallis is illocutionary about the young Wittgenstein’s perlocutions.
Scott F. Parker gets friendly with Emerson & Thoreau.
Kurt Keefner tells you why you can’t be only your brain.
Liz Stillwaggon Swan thinks through sci fi.
by Murray Sheldermine
by Yahia Lababidi
Abbas Zaidi tells us of the human condition in Lahore.