Issue 99: November/December 2013
by Rick Lewis
Arthur Danto • Gunfight at the IK Corral • 3 million Welsh become organ donors • Pope says atheists may not be damned — News reports by Sue Roberts
PROBLEMS OF BELIEF & UNBELIEF
William Lane Craig says there are good reasons for thinking that He does.
Van Harvey reflects on Huxley’s and Clifford’s reasons for not believing.
Timothy Chappell argues that standard arguments against God miss the point.
Jimmy Alfonso Licon challenges a traditional Christian explanation of suffering.
Ronald Pies MD argues that it doesn’t.
Stephen Anderson reflects on responses to Hume’s argument that we can’t derive moral duties from facts.
John Lachs thinks it can get back on track.
Marina Gerner on a thought experiment about consciousness.
Daphne Hampson on the man many consider to be the father of existentialism.
Simon Blackburn is a Vice President of the British Humanist Association, a member of the Humanist Philosophers’ Group, a former Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and currently a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rick Lewis asks him about his atheism.
Camus Is Dead, Long Live Camus! • The Mice of Sisyphus • Epicurean Upgrades • Review Review • Multiverse Probabilities • Selfless Responses • Developing Intelligence • Moral Relativism Is Intelligible • Not Hitler’s Philosophers • Card-Carrying Clairvoyant
by Joel Marks
Our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci asks.
Raymond Tallis looks for the missing link between them.
Our reviewer Les Reid finds The Holy Bible to be wholly unreliable.
Mark Vernon’s agnosticism is knowledgeably considered by Ian Robinson.
Dharmender Dhillon asks what happened to the revolutionary potential of hip hop.
by Chris Madden
by Bill Stott
by Vadim Dozmorov
by Melissa Felder
by Louise R. Chapman
Kevin Heinrich introduces the ultimate in automated thinking. Or does he?