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.
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News • • Wasp Logic • Euro Robo Rulesb • Yale scientists playing in God’s domain
Meditating with Descartes • Karen Parham asks how close Western philosophy gets to Buddhism.
Some Solid Ideas • Bharatwaj Iyer examines substance with the help of Hume & Vedantic philosophy.
Truth and the True • Joseph Sen on types of knowledge in Western and Indian thought.
Seeing True Nature • John Worthington-Hill explores Buddhist environmental thought.
Impermanence • Hiroshi Satow remains placid in the face of change.
Is Karma a Law of Nature? • It seems Matthew Gindin is destined to ask, and answer, this question.
Joerg Tuske • Anja Steinbauer talks to a philosophy professor in the West who studies classical Indian philosophy
Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659-1719) • Martin Jenkins considers the way of the samurai.
MARY WARNOCK • (April 14, 1924 – March 20, 2019)
From Ape to Man & Beyond • Henrik Schoeneberg contends that our next step is to learn to accept ourselves.
Ethics & Uncertainty • Michael Jordan asks how knowledge of circumstances affects our morality.
Awe & Sublimity • Robert Clewis on philosophers and psychologists observing mighty things.
Encounters With The (Post) Sublime • Siobhan Lyons asks where we can find the sublime in the modern world.
Beauty versus Evil • Stuart Greenstreet asks whether we may judge a work to be artistically good even if we know it to be morally evil.
Artificial Consciousness: Our Greatest Ethical Challenge • Paul Conrad Samuelsson takes the perspective of the computer for a change.
Letters • When inspiration strikes, don’t bottle it up. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Keep them short and keep them coming!
A Passage to India • Peter Adamson crosses continents, cultures and concepts.
Books • Richard Baron wonders what changes in our own thinking it would take to live with sociable robots, and Melissa Merritt considers the logic of Immanuel Kant.
Kant & the Science of Logic
Philosopher at a Film Festival • Thomas E. Wartenberg reports from the 22nd Ji.Hlava International Documentary Film Festival.
Secure in Sindh • Seán Moran gets to grips with guards.
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About Aboutness • Raymond Tallis has some thoughts about intentionality.
Positively Powerful • Anushka Bhaskar (18) & Anchal Bhaskar (16) are positive about positive thinking.
The Parable of the Atheist and the Logical Positivist • Michael Langford drops in on the afterlife for an argument about personal identity.