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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some of our Contributors
The Limits of Argument • Howard Darmstadter asks why rational debate doesn’t often change minds.
Criticising Science • Martin Kusch and Alexander Reutlinger discuss the ways science is criticised.
I Don’t Believe It! • Dene Bebbington presents a couple of bad but popular arguments.
Scepticism & Idealism
Escaping Scepticism with Hegel & Heidegger • Benedict O’Connell asks, must reasoning ultimately rest upon mere assumption?
Elements of Truth • Michael Baumann lists eight essential questions for judging the reliability of information.
The Limits of Computation • Apostolos Syropoulos goes back to BASICs to consider whether the human brain is a computer.
GEORGE BERKELEY • (1685–1753)
The Missing Link • Peter Adamson perceives absences in Indian epistemology.
The View From Somewhere Else • Andy Owen travels to see various perspectives from various perspectives.
Anxious Idleness • Why are we incapable of guilt-free leisure? Jacob Snyder says, blame John Locke!
The Tragedy and the Paradox of Greek Civilization
Further Animal Liberation • John Tamilio III augments the arguments of Peter Singer.
How to Look at Facebook • Devon Bombassei considers the irony of our ‘liberation’ in the digital age.
Letters • When inspiration strikes, don’t bottle it up. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Keep them short and keep them coming!
Books • Philosophy is child’s play this issue, as Sergey Borisov explores the existential need for commitment using tails, while Max Rocky Zelcer and Mark Zelcer review five short childrens’ books starring their Philosophy Friends!
CUTIES (MIGNONNES) • Majalli Fatah rips apart a so-called 'feminist' critique of an uncomfortable feminist film.
Plato (427-347 BC) • William Dante Deacon looks at the life of a founding father of Western philosophy.
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner • is a philosophy professor at John Cabot University in Rome, and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Posthuman Studies. His most recent book, On Transhumanism, was recently published by Penn State University Press. He chats about transhumanism with Roberto Manzocco
Floating Over Fallowfield • Seán Moran takes a bird’s-eye view of risk.
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Back Issues & Digital Editions
Perception & Reality • Raymond Tallis perceives a difference between them.
The Real Thing • Raul Casso takes Reality 101.