Issue 97: July/August 2013
by Rick Lewis
Emotions correlate with brain activity • Athens braces for World Congress of Philosophy • APA to launch its own journal — News reports by Sue Roberts
Chris Durante asks himself just what makes him the person he used to be.
Sam Woolfe says that we’re deluding our selves.
Katie Javanaud asks whether there is a contradiction at the heart of Buddhism.
Frank S. Robinson takes issue with Julian Jaynes’ argument about the self.
Alessandro Colarossi says that Artificial Intelligence is in danger of a dead end.
Thomas Akehurst on why Russell blamed German fascism on German philosophy.
Julien Beillard argues that it makes no sense to say that morality is relatively true.
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.
Tim Wilkinson tries to chart our quest for consistency without contradicting himself.
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
by Joel Marks
Tim Madigan asks how Machiavellian Richard Nixon really was.
Raymond Tallis thinks about probability and the frozen world of quantum mechanics.
Eleni Panagiotarakou benefits from Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s attack on the follies of over-cautiousness.
Richard Baron inspects different ideas of the self.
Terri Murray illustrates Marcuse’s critique of technologised society using an episode of the British TV series Black Mirror.
by Melissa Felder
by Chris Madden
by Bill Stott
Frank O’Carroll observes a liberating encounter in a French café.
by Ivan Searle