Issue 90: May/June 2012
by Rick Lewis
Ruth Barcan Marcus • Alan Turing Birthday Party • Festival Fun & Frolics • Wikipedia philosophy editor makes a million edits — News reports by Sue Roberts
David Macintosh explains Plato’s Theory of Forms or Ideas.
Ed Fraser argues that the theory of recollection presented by Socrates in the Meno is circular.
Chris Wright ponders Plato’s masterplan.
Alan Brody explains Plato’s/Socrates’ understanding of habitually bad behavior.
Elizabeth Laidlaw explores some parallels between a modern picture of the brain and Plato’s description of the psyche.
Emrys Westacott on honour codes and strategic thinking in sport and beyond.
Richard Baron finds that philosophy need not be taxing.
Stuart Greenstreet asks if C.S. Lewis was right that reason proves the supernatural.
Graeme Garrard observes the life of a paradoxical revolutionary hero.
The following answers to the question of linguistic meaning each win a random book.
Don’t Let Life Drag On • Epistolary Environmentalism • Aping Tallis • Meaningful, Meaningful, Everything Is Meaningful • History Is A Thing Of The Past • No Rush To Patent
Joel Marks on why the world needs philosophy.
Tim Madigan philosophizes poetically.
Raymond Tallis has a measured response to numbered seconds.
Bill Meacham finds Sam Harris’s book intriguing but frustrating.
Greg Linster is left howling at Mark Rowlands’ memoir of his pet wolf.
Heather Rivera takes a look through Tim Burton’s movie version from a feminist perspective.
by Chris Madden
By Plato, aged 4.
Michael O’Connor reports on the Diagonalist English philosopher sadly crushed to death by his ‘Philosophical House’.