Issue 97: July/August 2013
Self, Self, Self!
by Rick Lewis
News: July/August 2013
Emotions correlate with brain activity • Athens braces for World Congress of Philosophy • APA to launch its own journal — News reports by Sue Roberts
A Philosophical Identity Crisis
Chris Durante asks himself just what makes him the person he used to be.
The Illusion of the Self
Sam Woolfe says that we’re deluding our selves.
Is The Buddhist ‘No-Self’ Doctrine Compatible With Pursuing Nirvana?
Katie Javanaud asks whether there is a contradiction at the heart of Buddhism.
How Old is the Self?
Frank S. Robinson takes issue with Julian Jaynes’ argument about the self.
Focusing On The Brain, Ignoring the Body
Alessandro Colarossi says that Artificial Intelligence is in danger of a dead end.
Bertrand Russell Stalks The Nazis
Thomas Akehurst on why Russell blamed German fascism on German philosophy.
Moral Relativism Is Unintelligible
Julien Beillard argues that it makes no sense to say that morality is relatively true.
Good News from Neurology – But Don’t Get The Wrong Idea
Francis Fallon thinks about the difficulty of deciphering thought in the brain.
Dale DeBakcsy listens to the lost voice of the Eighteenth Century’s greatest Twenty-First-Century thinker.
One Law to Rule Them All
Tim Wilkinson tries to chart our quest for consistency without contradicting himself.
Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Graeme Garrard on one of the few writers whose name has become an adjective.
Philosophical Zombification • A Theory of Animal Justice • Afflicted by Science • Deceived About Deception • Pragmatism In Practice • Heidegger Can’t Hide • Hi Literacy • Low Literacy • Tallis Through The Looking Glass • More Fallacies
This One’s For You
by Joel Marks
“I Gave Them A Sword”
Tim Madigan asks how Machiavellian Richard Nixon really was.
Could The Universe Give A Toss?
Raymond Tallis thinks about probability and the frozen world of quantum mechanics.
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Eleni Panagiotarakou benefits from Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s attack on the follies of over-cautiousness.
The Self and Self-Knowledge
Richard Baron inspects different ideas of the self.
Black Mirror Reflections
Terri Murray illustrates Marcuse’s critique of technologised society using an episode of the British TV series Black Mirror.
Simon & Finn
by Melissa Felder
You Are Here
by Chris Madden
Bill Stott’s Cartoon
by Bill Stott
Sartre & The Waiter
Frank O’Carroll observes a liberating encounter in a French café.
That Which I Am
by Ivan Searle