Issue 92: September/October 2012
by Anja Steinbauer
Free Will: New Lab Results Change Picture • Italian Town Appoints Municipal Philosopher • Philos and Scientists to Seek Immortality — News reports by Sue Roberts & Tim Wilkinson
PHILOSOPHERS ON PHILOSOPHY
Carol Nicholson considers a possible source of two major differences in approach.
Christopher Norris offers his diagnosis of academic philosophy’s current ailments, and prescribes a cure.
Mark Phelan dismisses common misconceptions of Experimental Philosophy.
Emery Cournand describes his own philosophical odyssey.
John Corcoran looks back on his career as a philosophy teacher.
Helen McCabe considers the arguments over Rawls’ theory of justice.
Roger McCann maps the limits of theology.
Ben G. Yacobi asks if it is possible to live authentically.
Leigh Roche says authenticity means expressing your real self, whether in life, art, or skateboarding.
Dale Jacquette listens in on an argument about what can be deduced from the fact of our experience of a complex world.
Was he the greatest American philosopher? Alistair MacFarlane studies the signs.
The following answers to this question of questions each win a random book.
Dennett Strikes Back • Enhanced Reactions • More Moral Missives • Duties to the Non-Existent • Reviewer Repents
by Joel Marks
Raymond Tallis doesn’t know, at present.
Constantine Sandis looks philosophically at Steve Pyke’s photos of philosophers.
Antony Tomlinson discusses the language culture of Daniel Everett.
Alfred Archer looks at Tim Mulgan’s look forward at people looking back, with anger.
Colin Brookes reflects on ethical and aesthetic issues between vampires and us.
by Chris Gill
by Chris Madden
by Bill Stott
by Armando Halpern
Ron Pies wonders if people live authentically according to their early ideals.