Issue 83: March/April 2011
More Mr Nice Guy
by Rick Lewis
News: March/April 2011
Hume’s birthday parties • P4C pioneer Matthew Lipman dies • Philosophy Now launches Kindle edition — News reports by Sue Roberts
David Hume at 300
Howard Darmstadter looks at the life and legacy of the incendiary tercentenarian.
Hume on Is and Ought
Charles Pigden considers Hume’s famous claim that you can’t deduce an ‘ought’ from an ‘is’.
Hume’s Image Problem
Marc Bobro scrutinizes how Hume thinks about thought.
Paul Warwick considers Hume’s argument against testimony concerning miracles.
Hume, HobNobs and Metaphysics
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.
Capitalism & Human Values
Frank S. Robinson stands up for the free market.
Censorship & Rebellion
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.
Our Morality: A Defense of Moral Objectivism
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
The Heart Has Its Reasons: An emotional tribute to Robert C. Solomon
by Joel Marks
David et Jean-Jacques
Tim Madigan describes the original odd couple.
The Soup and The Scaffolding
Raymond Tallis finds some scaffolding in his soup.
Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Julian Young
Eva Cybulska is in two minds over a new Nietzsche biography.
Justice: What’s The Right Thing To Do? by Michael Sandel
Phil Badger is out for Justice.
Terri Murray reviews a classic satire.
The Man Whose Face Disappeared
What is it like to lose your identity? Find out in this eldritch parable by David Carr.
Einstein’s Cosmic Hangover
by Roger Caldwell
Wittgenstein Without Tears
This 29th April is the 60th anniversary of Wittgenstein’s death. Neven Sesardic humorously celebrates his life.