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.
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
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A Serious Matter
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Philosophers on War & Peace
The Causes of Peace • Dan Corjescu looks briefly but hopefully at possible causes of peace.
‘The Lottery’ & Locke’s Politics • John P. Irish considers social contract theory through an infamous lottery.
The Global Village
A Map of Political Ideas • Phil Badger draws the boundaries of political thought and explores the territories.
Cultural Colonialism & Aesthetic Injustice • Gustavo Dalaqua on decolonizing minds.
Revolt & Complacency • Stefan Catana on three revolutionary thinkers and their ideas for creating progress in politics.
Robert Nozick’s Metaverse Machine • Lorenzo Buscicchi asks, would you plug into Mark Zuckerberg’s virtual world? He finds that the question has been considered by philosophers for decades.
SIMON + FINN
The Golden State Killer & Deleuze’s ‘Dividual’ • Angela Dennis computes the use and abuse of digital data.
The Goodness of Existence • Jarlath Cox says whether life brings pleasure or pain, the value of being born is the ability to experience at all.
What Is Truth? • Richard Oxenberg on the need for an old paradigm, especially in ethics.
Paradox Lost • Paul Tissier argues that Russell’s Paradox isn’t really a paradox.
Question of the Month? What is a Person? • Each answer below receives a book. Apologies to the entrants not included.
Duane Rousselle • is a Canadian professor of sociological theory, author, and a practicing psychoanalyst. He reports to Julie Reshe on recent mutations in postmodern ideology.
Letters • When inspiration strikes, don’t bottle it up.
Looking to the Past • Peter Adamson on when philosophers write history.
Freedom: An Impossible Reality • This issue we consider ultimate human realities as Raymond Tallis has the intention of proving free will, Rutger Bregman gives a hopeful spin on our species, and Chris Paley wants us to leave morality behind completely.
Humankind: A Hopeful History
Androids At The Cinema • Alessandro Colarossi looks at how Hollywood draws and blurs the line between human and machine.
Perception as a Controlled Hallucination • Raymond Tallis argues against calling everyday experience a ‘hallucination’.
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Back Issues & Digital Editions
Diogenes the Cynic (c.404-323 BC) • Martin Jenkins recalls what we know for sure about the philosopher in the barrel.
The Determined Will • Stephen Brewer’s couple are determined to argue about free will.