Issue 96: May/June 2013
by Tim Madigan
Sartre’s Gaze Foils Bike Thieves! • Philosophy and the Culture Wars • MOOC Spooks Sages in San Jose — News reports by Sue Roberts
ZOMBIES & PHILOSOPHY
Philip Goff discusses a thought-experiment about consciousness.
Dien Ho asks if you’d be better off undead.
Brendan Riley asks: is it okay to kill a zombie just because it wants to eat you?
Rebecca Housel on terrorism, evil and Hannah Arendt.
Tim Madigan discovers that Jeremy Bentham has risen from the grave!
Joe Cruz gives an evolutionary account of them.
Seán Moran won’t be palmed off by talk of backwards causation.
Pamela Irvin Lazorko briefly introduces what demarks science from non-science.
Tom Liam Lynch gives a semi-literal account of writing a literature review that not only addresses the spatialization of literacy, but is written spatially.
Katharine Merow asks what’s buzzing around in the head of the Sphex wasp.
Alistair MacFarlane on how a poet’s daughter invented the concept of software.
The following answers to this timely and vital question each win a random book.
Pro-Pragmatic Post • Lying To Yourself • Being and Appearance • Authors’ Anti-Matter • Abortions and Misconceptions
Joel Marks has an amoral moment.
Our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci reports from a workshop.
Raymond Tallis thinks about queuing and milling about.
Roger Caldwell is unconvinced by Terry Eagleton’s loyal support for Marx.
Kenneth Shouler says Massimo Pigliucci gives Aristotle some good answers.
Peter Stone thinks zombie films are about co-operation.
Sarah Stone draws lessons about leadership.
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