Issue 98: September/October 2013
by Rick Lewis
Human brains grown in lab • Tallis wins ‘Against Stupidity’ award • McGinn in harassment row • Mice mis-remember — News reports by Sue Roberts
Rick Lewis and Anja Steinbauer report from Athens from one of the biggest philosophy gatherings of all times.
Ray Cavanaugh gives us a brief introduction to the life of Albert Camus.
Ray Boisvert tells us about Camus’ essential ambivalence towards the world.
Van Harvey says it is possible to live meaningfully without a higher purpose.
Alistair MacFarlane considers the differences between these crucial concepts, and the implications for how we think about computers.
Brian Dougall puts the philosophy of Epicurus (341-270 BC) to the test.
Maria daVenza Tillmanns on understanding self and others through dialogue.
Dale DeBakcsy delves into the secret origins of modern philosophy.
The following answers to this question of philosophy each win a random book.
Illusion of an Illusion • No-Buddhism • Artificial Unintelligence • Machiavellian Intrigues • A Variety of Universal Moral Laws • Can’t Keep a Good Zombie Down • Natural Philosophy • Why Did The Philosopher Cross The Road? • Condensed Thoughts
by Joel Marks
Tim Madigan looks at the meaning of life for Albert Camus.
Raymond Tallis maps the gaps between language and reality.
Constantine Sandis’s critiques of our actions are under scrutiny by Les Reid.
Michael Sandel’s critiques of our actions are under scrutiny by Philip Badger.
Roger Scruton’s critiques of our actions are under scrutiny by Paul Keeling.
Katie Javanaud sees a dramatic vindication of Socrates.
by Melissa Felder
by Bill Stott
by Chris Gill
Neven Sesardic introduces a revolutionary new way to gain philosophical insight.
Sean Gittins informs us of the incontrovertible but hitherto unresearched link between philosophy and hair style.