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.
some of our Contributors
Plaiting Gravy • Les Jones on allegories, specific domains and Wittgenstein’s social ideas
Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna
The Philosophy of Creativity • Rick Lewis asks what’s new in this fascinating field
Creating Cities • Harry Drummond builds a case.
In Praise of Aphorisms • Grahame Lockey writes pithy observations to make you think about pithy observations to make you think.
What Am I Doing? • James Gallant, writer, reflects on the psychology of creativity.
SiMON + FiNN
Ethics in Politics • Massimo Pigliucci trawls the history of politics to see how closely ethics fits it.
French Philosophy Now • Manon Royet tells us what’s happening in French philosophy, and why you don’t know about it.
On Regret • David Charles argues that we should not regret our decisions, but should take responsibility for our decision-making processes.
Poetry & Philosophy for the 21st Century • Benjamin Lloyd gets Dewey-eyed over resonant rhymes.
Moral Education in Confucianism • Plakshi Jain compares ‘reflection’ and ‘learning’ as means of becoming good.
At My Leisure
Mohist Anti-Militarism & Just War Theory • Shaun O’Dwyer takes an unfortunately still relevant look at how to avoid war.
Interview • Peter Adamson is Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Duanne Ribeiro chats with him about the history of ideas, and the meaning and methods of philosophy.
Cicero (106-43 BC) • Hilarius Bogbinder considers the inconstant career of the most famous politician-philosopher named after a legume.
Philosophical Haiku • NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI (1469–1527)
Letters • When inspiration strikes, don’t bottle it up! Write to me at: Philosophy Now 43a Jerningham Road • London • SE14 5NQ, U.K. or email email@example.com Keep them short and keep them coming!
Seven Ways of Looking at Pointless Suffering • Doug Phillips arms us against the slings and arrows, as he tries to find a point to pointless suffering, while Chad Trainer explores the politics of fear with Martha Nussbaum.
The Monarchy of Fear
BABYLON 5 • Stuart Hannabuss has five questions for Mr Morden.
What Grounds or Justifies Morality? • Our readers give their reasons, each winning the right to a random book.
An Invitation to Navel Gazing • Raymond Tallis requests the pleasure of your company for this most philosophical of gatherings.
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Saul Kripke • Stefan Rinner tells us about Kripke’s theories and why they matter.
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