Issue 93: November/December 2012
Many Happy Returns
by Rick Lewis
News: November/December 2012
Physicalist J.J.C. Smart dies at 92 • Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ sold at auction • Philosophy: And now the video game! — News reports by Sue Roberts
Nietzsche, Our Contemporary
Eric Walther introduces the infamous iconoclast.
David Frost considers Nietzsche’s diet and lifestyle tips.
Nietzsche’s Übermensch: A Hero of Our Time?
Eva Cybulska dispells popular misconceptions about this controversial figure.
Nietzsche’s Dance With Zarathustra
In 1885 Nietzsche finished writing Thus Spoke Zarathustra, in which he has the prophet proclaim many Nietzschean ideas in parables and epiphets. Constantine Sandis asks why Nietzsche particularly chose Zarathustra.
The Challenge of Eternal Recurrence
Kathleen O’Dwyer considers Nietzsche’s method of self-assessment.
The Incoherence of Moral Bioenhancement
Terri Murray responds to an article in Issue 91 that argued that our moral dispositions should be improved by the use of drugs.
Defending the Indefensible?
Phil Badger explores controversial issues at the heart of liberalism.
Free Will versus Natural Necessity?
Stuart Greenstreet asks if they can be reconciled.
On ‘Known-To-Be-False’ Materialist Philosophies of Mind
Graham Smetham argues that since quantum mechanics tells us that matter is dependent on the observer, the mind can’t be reduced to the brain.
Who’s Lying, Then?
David Pitts on Epimenides of Crete and his infamous Liar Paradox.
Twenty-First Anniversary Survey
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Alistair MacFarlane considers the life and work of a profound physicist.
The Irish God Question • Economic And/Or Political Justice • Tallis Time • Hardy Schopenhauerian • Drugs and Other Enhancements • Judgement, Punishment, Forgiveness
Desire: 30 Years Later
by Joel Marks
The Shocking Yawn
Raymond Tallis takes on the strange case of Damien H.
The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake
John Greenbank is unconvinced by Rupert Sheldrake’s lively heresies.
Science in the Twentieth Century and Beyond by Jon Agar
Vincent di Norcia finds fault with Jon Agar’s analysis of 20th century science.
Michael Faust reviews this film in the light of eternity.
Bill Stott’s Cartoon
by Bill Stott
You Are Here (1)
by Chris Madden
You Are Here (2)
by Chris Madden
Superman Meets The Last Man
Carl Murray puts two Nietzschean characters under the spotlight.
In The Cave
by Murray Shelmerdine