Issue 87: November/December 2011
by Rick Lewis
Why So Few Women Philosophers? • Procrastinationist wins Ig-Nobel Prize • Internet will eat your brain shock claim — News reports by Sue Roberts
BRAINS & MINDS
Michael Langford talks about the language we use to talk about the mind and brain.
Vincent Di Norcia theorizes how morality is generated by how the brain works.
Laura Weed takes us on a tour of the mind/brain controversy.
Namit Arora considers the complexity of consciousness and its implications for artificial intelligence.
Philosophy Now’s 20th Anniversary Philosophy Festival
John Draeger considers pairing and parenting; discomfort and discrimination.
Paul Keeling on why we need environmental philosophy now.
Peter Benson sees a prophet’s message come to fulfilment through net and cell.
William Bluhm & Robert Heineman show how to do ethics without foundations.
Alistair MacFarlane sketches Wittgenstein’s life with words.
Our forty-first phalanx of philosophical felicities flatly formed by Deiradiotes.
Alexander McCall Smith is a former professor of medical law and now a popular novelist. Patricia Cleveland-Peck asks him about his interest in philosophy.
Michael Graziano is a Professor of Neuroscience at Princeton. Ernest Dempsey asks him about the mind and the brain.
Trolley Follies • Having Trouble With Rickman • Religion Between The Lines • Painting Pictures, Painting Selves • Shakespearian Emissions
by Joel Marks
Tim Madigan meditates on the man behind the message.
Raymond Tallis pinpoints the mathematics/reality divide.
Rebecca Hansen reviews a book of selected translations from Wilhelm Dilthey.
James Alexander ponders Derek Parfit’s new work.
Patricia Cleveland-Peck detects philosophy in the books of Alexander McCall Smith.
James Okapal has 13 open questions about happiness.
Tim Wilkinson sure knows how to have a good time.