Issue 83: March/April 2011
by Rick Lewis
Hume’s birthday parties • P4C pioneer Matthew Lipman dies • Philosophy Now launches Kindle edition — News reports by Sue Roberts
Howard Darmstadter looks at the life and legacy of the incendiary tercentenarian.
Charles Pigden considers Hume’s famous claim that you can’t deduce an ‘ought’ from an ‘is’.
Marc Bobro scrutinizes how Hume thinks about thought.
Paul Warwick considers Hume’s argument against testimony concerning miracles.
Sally Latham shows how Hume’s views on causality really take the biscuit.
Grant Bartley investigates what psychoanalysis has to say about the relationship between mind and brain, and finds the importance of distinguishing our concepts.
Frank S. Robinson stands up for the free market.
A recent international philosophy conference in Istanbul was unusual in being entirely for high school students. Four British students report on a cross-cultural meeting of young minds debating very topical matters.
After our recent ‘Death of Morality’ issue, Mitchell Silver replies to the amoralists.
Our thirty-seventh feast of the factually fantastic, fitted foresquare by Deiradiotes.
The Moral Backlash • Epiphenomenalism Explained Away • Public Meditations • Theory of Evolution Is Not Science • Kant Misrepresented • Being Described • Crossword Puzzle
by Joel Marks
Tim Madigan describes the original odd couple.
Raymond Tallis finds some scaffolding in his soup.
Eva Cybulska is in two minds over a new Nietzsche biography.
Phil Badger is out for Justice.
Terri Murray reviews a classic satire.
What is it like to lose your identity? Find out in this eldritch parable by David Carr.
by Roger Caldwell
This 29th April is the 60th anniversary of Wittgenstein’s death. Neven Sesardic humorously celebrates his life.