Issue 95: March/April 2013
by Rick Lewis
Machiavelli ‘wanted notice’ found • Rats swapping sense data via the internet • Ronald Dworkin dead — News reports by Sue Roberts
APPEARANCE AND REALITY
Sam Woolfe gives us a brief history of the idea that reality is unreal.
Patrick Cannon uses a popular setting to explain Kant’s metaphysics.
Peter Benson on why digital photos aren’t reliable records of anything.
Mikhail Epstein sees a bright future for metaphysics in the hi-tech age.
PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC LIFE
Michael Hand considers the pros and cons of courting media attention.
Onora O’Neill argues for the value of philosophical research.
Mark Addis takes philosophy to work on a building site.
David Archard asks what compromises philosophers should be prepared to make in order that their ideas will be listened to.
Toni Vogel Carey on discovering interconnections.
Derek Harrison deceives a saint, and derives a moral lesson.
Kathleen O’Dwyer compares some competing conceptions of freedom.
Tibor Machan argues that pragmatism cannot work in practice.
Alistair MacFarlane on a long life looking into language and logic.
The Queen of Regency Morality? • A Matter of Rights • Against, And Yet For, Equality • Artless Science • Eternal Nietzsche • Inadequate Moral Responses • Intercontinental Philosophy War • Further Quantum Immaterialism
Joel Marks Just Can’t Stop.
Raymond Tallis against the ‘flow’ and ‘direction’ of time.
Daryn Green wonders at Raymond Tallis’s collection.
Massimo Pigliucci distinguishes justice from fairness in Paul Woodruff’s latest tome.
Stephen Anderson asks Michael Slote if you really must be perfect to be moral.
Antony Tomlinson recalls Nozick’s Experience Machine.
Ziyad Hayatli reviews a novel work of political philosophy.
by Chris Madden
by Melissa Felder
Paul Lenehan reports the trials and triumphs of being temporally disconnected.