Issue 93: November/December 2012
by Rick Lewis
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
Eric Walther introduces the infamous iconoclast.
David Frost considers Nietzsche’s diet and lifestyle tips.
Eva Cybulska dispells popular misconceptions about this controversial figure.
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.
Kathleen O’Dwyer considers Nietzsche’s method of self-assessment.
Terri Murray responds to an article in Issue 91 that argued that our moral dispositions should be improved by the use of drugs.
Phil Badger explores controversial issues at the heart of liberalism.
Stuart Greenstreet asks if they can be reconciled.
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.
David Pitts on Epimenides of Crete and his infamous Liar Paradox.
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
by Joel Marks
Raymond Tallis takes on the strange case of Damien H.
John Greenbank is unconvinced by Rupert Sheldrake’s lively heresies.
Vincent di Norcia finds fault with Jon Agar’s analysis of 20th century science.
Michael Faust reviews this film in the light of eternity.
by Bill Stott
by Chris Madden
by Chris Madden
Carl Murray puts two Nietzschean characters under the spotlight.
by Murray Shelmerdine