Issue 84: May/June 2011
by David Boersema
Identity in computer games • Philosophy depts fight closure • Lévy and the Libyan rebels — News reports by Sue Roberts
PHILOSOPHY & CHILDREN
Robert Fisher finds wisdom in the mouths of infants.
Rory Kraft, Jr. tells us how philosophical thinking can be youthfully enhanced.
Thomas Wartenberg explains his method of introducing philosophy to children.
Wendy Turgeon on ways of getting children to think about values.
Susan Gardner gets some childcare tips from the wisest man in ancient Athens.
John Shand gives us a grave warning.
Mark Roberts gives an answer to the question of ‘Art’.
Neil Greenspan takes an appalled glance at all the BS in academia and beyond.
Tim Wilkinson uses evolution to sort out his facts from his ‘mere theories’.
Ellen Grabiner ponders the bearable lightness of being a Pinhead.
The following answers to the question of the self each win a random book.
Our thirty-eighth box of beguilling brilliance bounded and balanced by Deiradiotes.
Peter Worley runs The Philosophy Shop in London with his wife Emma. Rick Lewis asks him about teaching philosophy to kids.
What Is Life, Anyway? • Coerced Into Liberty • Strung Out Physicists • Divine Hope Dries Up • States Of Souls • Morality Lives On, And On • Poetic Morality
by Joel Marks
Our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci takes a dose of it.
Raymond Tallis keeps his eye on time.
Mark Frankel thinks fearfully.
Mark Vernon asks what the matter is with Keith Ward.
Mark Cyzyk looks up a compact philosophy encyclopedia.
Babak Amou’oghli relates a tale of hospitality and hostility.
Sam Morris considers the odds of an odd meeting.