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Issue 46: The Ends of PhilosophyArrow Head

Editorial 46

The Ends of Philosophy

As science claims to explain the nature of reality, is philosophy itself in need of a rethink?

Editorial

Art, Philosophy, and Truth

Philosophy has failed to justify truth. Could art help philosophers ask more vital questions?

Andrew Bowie

Diekemper vs Barbour: The Dance of Time - part 3

HEAD TO HEAD: When it comes to the concept of time, we cannot do without philosophy.

Joseph Diekemper

Diekemper vs Barbour: The Dance of Time - part 4

HEAD TO HEAD: Science will ultimately always take precedence over philosophy.

Julian Barbour

Hidden Desires and Secret Thoughts

Do we still need Freud to understand the subconscious? Or has psychoanalysis been superseded by neuroscience?

Richard Bentall
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Issue 45: Time's ArrowArrow Head

Editorial 45

Time's Arrow

We think space and time are the structure of the universe. But are they simply human fantasy?

Editorial

Diekemper vs Barbour: The Dance of Time - part 1

HEAD TO HEAD: The present is nothing but a border between the past and the future.

Joseph Diekemper

Diekemper vs Barbour: The Dance of Time - part 2

HEAD TO HEAD: Arguing the reality of past and future is to miss what really matters.

Julian Barbour

Forgetting To Be Me

We forget vastly more than we remember. So why is memory so vital for our sense of self?

Angie Hobbs

Sorell vs Rowlands: Morality Beyond Humanity - part 3

HEAD TO HEAD: Moral philosophy must guard against anthropocentrism.

Tom Sorell
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Issue 44: Beyond Good and EvilArrow Head

Editorial 44

Beyond Good and Evil

Do good and evil really exist? And, if so, are they unique to humans? Or can animals – and even machines – be moral too?

Editorial

Law vs Milbank: Belief and the Gods - part 3

HEAD TO HEAD: Are arguments in defence of religion nothing but pseudo-profundity?

Stephen Law

Law vs Milbank: Belief and the Gods - part 4

HEAD TO HEAD: In comparing the finite and the infinite, paradox is a powerful tool.

John Milbank

AI: Friend or Foe?

Our technologies may be more powerful than ever, but is human stupidity the real threat to our future?

Nigel Shadbolt

Can Animals be Moral?

The Christian Research Institute responds to questions raised by Mark Rowlands.

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Issue 43: New GodsArrow Head

Editorial 43

New Gods

Is belief an essential part of human nature? Or can we banish faith forever?

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Law vs Milbank: Belief and the Gods - part 1

HEAD TO HEAD: Philosophy should side with science in the fight against religion.

Stephen Law

Law vs Milbank: Belief and the Gods - part 2

HEAD TO HEAD: There is more to reality than can be seen from the lab and the armchair.

John Milbank

In Place of Prejudice

In a secular age, how do we construct ideals to live by?

Naomi Goulder

Authenticity, Reality and Being

Is the pursuit of the authentic self an empty fantasy? Or fundamental to a true understanding of the world?

Steve Fuller
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