Issue 85: July/August 2011
What Is This Thing Called Love?
by Tim Madigan
News: July/August 2011
Big cache of Wittgenstein notes found • Jenny Saul named Woman Philo of the Year • Getting medieval with philosophical problems — News reports by Sue Roberts
PHILOSOPHY & LOVE
Eros In Plato
Alfred Geier uncovers the erotic side of Socratic philosophy.
Feuerbach: Love & Atheism
Van Harvey considers an unusual critique of Christian love.
Is Love An Art?
Kathleen O’Dwyer asks if we can learn how to love, with Erich Fromm and friends.
Singer & Santayana On Love
Tim Madigan considers the ideals and the realities of love.
The Fourfold Loves of C.S. Lewis and Benedict XVI
David Goicoechea compares two Christian understandings of love.
A.J. Ayer (1910-1989)
Alistair MacFarlane considers the populariser of Logical Positivism.
Colin Wilson As Hydra
Vaughan Rapatahana examines the many heads of the English Existentialist.
Spinning Narratives, Spinning Selves
Pauline O’Flynn tells stories of how our language makes our selves, with contributions from Arendt, Ngugi, Dennett and Merleau-Ponty.
That Shine of Heavenly Light
George Ross shows how Goethe’s masterpiece Faust explored the limits of human reason and foretold the catastrophes of the modern world.
The Success & Failure of Non-Violence
Yoav Tenembaum asks when a policy of non-violence is feasible.
Our thirty-ninth set of steps to semiotic sophistication, signally sifted by Deiradiotes.
Metaphysical Math Missive • Scientific Faith • Time For Tallis • Flaws & Freedoms • (Epi)Phenomenal Response • Angry Re: Marks • Hob-Nobbing With Hume • Capitalism Has Value, But No Values
Veterinarian, Heal Thy Profession!
by Joel Marks
An Introduction To Incontinental Philosophy
Raymond Tallis extracts some principles.
What Animals Want by Larry Carbone
Joel Marks brooks no monkey business with animals’ well-being.
Not So Strange Bedfellows: Philosophical Sci Fi Roundup
Nick DiChario is thoughtfully prophetic.
Avatar vs Mononoke
Alejandra Mancilla compares two films’ views on ecology.
The Empirical Problem
by Peter Davis
Equal Rights For Futurians!
Tony Milligan tells a futuristic story about the rights of future people.