Issue 88: January/February 2012
by Tim Delaney
Mary Midgley wins Philosophy Now award • Philosophers & physicists discuss particles • Mixed-up monkeys ‘better than mice’ — News reports by Sue Roberts
Tim Delaney foresees five threats to sustaining global civilization.
Jim Moran explains why saving the planet will be an uphill struggle.
Tim Madigan asks, what is the right attitude to take to all life?
Kevin Gibson wants to revise an influential way of thinking about sustainability.
Toni Vogel Carey considers Sir Isaac Newton’s most (in)famous remark.
Russell Berg gives us a brief philosophical tour of the history of scientific theorising.
Stephen Anderson asks what we mean when we ask if existence has a meaning.
Ben Adams wants to humanise history.
Alistair MacFarlane observes the logic of Karl Popper’s discoveries.
The following answers to this central human question each win a random book.
Our very last lattice of logico-linguistic loopiness by Deiradiotes.
Thoughtful Responses • Save The Species • The Trolley Debate Rolls Forward • On And On And On With God • Points of Cosmic Order • Delightfully Disconnected
by Joel Marks
Our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci finds himself deep in it.
Raymond Tallis replies to Joel Marks.
Daryn Green is of one mind (almost) with Raymond Tallis.
David Fraser examines the validity of Jennifer Lackey’s testimony.
Heather Rivera dreams up a film review. Or does she?
Peter Colbourne tells us a tale of lost philosophers.
by Roger Caldwell