Issue 93

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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.

Nietzsche’s Therapy

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.

Groundhog Day

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

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