Issue 85: July/August 2011
by Tim Madigan
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
Alfred Geier uncovers the erotic side of Socratic philosophy.
Van Harvey considers an unusual critique of Christian love.
Kathleen O’Dwyer asks if we can learn how to love, with Erich Fromm and friends.
Tim Madigan considers the ideals and the realities of love.
David Goicoechea compares two Christian understandings of love.
Alistair MacFarlane considers the populariser of Logical Positivism.
Vaughan Rapatahana examines the many heads of the English Existentialist.
Pauline O’Flynn tells stories of how our language makes our selves, with contributions from Arendt, Ngugi, Dennett and Merleau-Ponty.
George Ross shows how Goethe’s masterpiece Faust explored the limits of human reason and foretold the catastrophes of the modern world.
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
by Joel Marks
Raymond Tallis extracts some principles.
Joel Marks brooks no monkey business with animals’ well-being.
Nick DiChario is thoughtfully prophetic.
Alejandra Mancilla compares two films’ views on ecology.
by Peter Davis
Tony Milligan tells a futuristic story about the rights of future people.