Philosophy Now is a magazine for everyone interested in ideas. It isn't afraid to tackle all the major questions of life, the universe and everything. It tries to corrupt innocent citizens by convincing them that philosophy can be exciting, worthwhile and comprehensible, and also to provide some light and enjoyable reading matter for those already ensnared by the muse, such as philosophy students and academics. It contains articles on all aspects of philosophy, plus book reviews, film reviews, news, cartoons, and the occasional short story.
Into the Cauldron!
Should a Liberal State Ban the Burqa? • Brandon Robshaw wonders what the attitude of liberal states should be towards face coverings for women.
The Ethics of Discrimination • Frederik Kaufman asks what is and is not discrimination.
Protecting Academic Freedom • Dieter Schönecker makes five arguments for freedom of expression.
SiMoN + FiNN
Dewey & Climate Denial2 • Wendy Lynne Lee says consumerism really is the end of the world.
Proverbs for Engraving onto Imperial Monuments
Cosmopolitanism & Immigration • Michael S. Dauber smuggles in some ideas from the continent.
Question of the Month Who Is The Worst Philosopher? • Each answer below receives a book. Apologies to the entrants not included.
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) • Brad Rappaport writes an essay on the inventor of the essay.
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR (1908–1986)
Emojivism • Sally Latham introduces a moral theory for millennials.
Bertrand Russell & Common Sense for Savages • Stephen Leach considers what Bertrand Russell thought about common sense & reality – and how the one does not necessarily show you the other.
The Astrobiological Cat • Predrag Slijepcevic questions standard views of intelligence by thinking on an evolutionary scale.
Lies, Damn Lies & Santa Claus • Joe Biehl argues that we have excellent reasons to believe in Santa.
Letters • When inspiration strikes, don’t bottle it up. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Keep them short and keep them coming!
The Philosothon Phenomenon • Mark Smith reports on how philosophy is getting competitive in schools.
Galileo’s Error • Our reviewers get metaphysical with your brain as Raymond Tallis questions an argument for panpsychism, Nick Everitt wonders why consciousess matters, and Danny Forde explores altered states.
Am I Dreaming?
The TWILIGHT ZONE • Alex Hooke meets Nietzsche and Sartre… in The Twilight Zone.
Would Machiavelli Vote For Donald Trump? • Peter Adamson reads a modern Renaissance political manual.
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Interview • Michael Ruse is a well known philosopher of biology. He has written extensively on the relationship between science and religion. His latest book is A Meaning to Life (OUP). Seth Hart asked him about it.
Trump & Arendt Debate The Wall Fictive Questions, Real Answers • Rayyan Dabbous pieces together a fictional debate using real quotes from Donald Trump, POTUS, and Hannah Arendt, political philosopher.