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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The Cognitive Gap • Justin Bartlett explores a basic distinction between understandings of ethics.
Who’s To Say? • Michael-John Turp asks if anyone has the authority to establish moral truth.
The Opposite of Virtue
Existential Comics • A comic by Corey Mohler about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world.
Right & Wrong About Right & Wrong • Paul Stearns argues against moral relativism and moral presentism.
Simon & Finn
Ethical Truth in Light of Quantum Mechanics • Myles King contends that physics helps us understand ethics.
Consequentialism at the Pearly Gates
Can You Be Both A Moral Rationalist & A Moral Sentimentalist? • Andrew Kemle says that evolutionary forces give us the answer.
Back to the Sophists • Nana Ariel corrects the record and the modern application of Sophistry.
Will the Real John Locke Please Step Forward? • Hilarius Bogbinder shows how Locke’s intellectual identity changed over time.
On Being One With Nature • Niki Young tells us how we (humans) can look at our relationship with Nature in a way that neither alienates us from it nor indistinguishably absorbs us into it.
The Six Core Virtues • Massimo Pigliucci finds six ethical ideals shared by all cultures.
Should We Take Vagueness Seriously? • Apostolos Syropoulos argues that vagueness is a virtue, sometimes.
Uncertainty Made Measurable • Rob Selzer sizes up a human confidence interval.
Nima Adlerblum (1881-1974) • Brad Rappaport looks at the life of a Jewish philosopher combatting the secular forces of modernism.
Letters • When inspiration strikes, don’t bottle it up. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Keep them short and keep them coming!
The Horror Anomaly • Daniel Tore contemplates the ethics of finding pleasure in displeasure.
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Remembering Memory • Raymond Tallis examines a miracle of mentality.
Bygone Days Yet To Come • Tim Wilkinson reports from the philosophical past, present, and future.