Issue 81: October/November 2010
by Rick Lewis
Philippa Foot dies at 90 • French journal of analytic philosophy • Witch report • Tehran conference protests — News reports by Sue Roberts
Nicola Webber asks you (and you).
Norman Bacrac lets his brain do all the thinking.
Rui Vieira thinks of a number.
Toni Vogel Carey wonders whether nature loves simplicity.
Justin Holme represents his self to you.
Does free will exist? Michael Hauskeller reasons about reasons.
Alex Sager thinks deeply about what to do with his free time.
Our longtime Moral Moments columnist Joel Marks concludes his special column explaining why he’s abandoning morality.
Roy Turner thinks about being good.
Ian Ravenscroft philosophizes about philosophizing.
Adrian Haddock tells us about one of the most talked-about new approaches in philosophy today.
The following answers to this crucial question each win a signed copy of Mark Vernon’s new book, The Meaning of Friendship.
Lawrence Solum on one of the greats of moral philosophy.
Our thirty-fifth scintillating square of sophisticated semiotics sequenced snazzily by Deiradiotes.
Act Cool • Amoral Letters • The Matter In Mind • Personal Impermanence • Legal Wrangle • Paradoxical Kant • History & Truth • Tallis? Bah! • Incalculable Computers • Everlasting Debate
Tim Madigan on a Philosopher-Prime Minister.
Raymond Tallis on the ‘Theory of Everything But…’
John Loftus tells us what various fundamentalists get wrong.
Massimo Pigliucci tells us what Darwin got right.
Grant Bartley finds time to watch them.
Sue Rolfe shares her feelings about a theatre installation.
Nicholas Palisade finds the whole truth visible in a small cell.
by Armando Halpern