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Issue 40: The Limits of KnowledgeArrow Head

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The Limits of Knowledge

Can everything be said if we try hard enough?

Editorial
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Psychiatry After Postmodernism

If language is inherently unstable, then how can we hope to diagnose illness accurately?

Mark Salter

The Word and the World

Can language be separated from reality?

Joanna Kavenna
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Science, Magic, and the Inexplicable

Is science a form of magic, or is this a heresy?

George Ellis
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The Fall of the Alpha Leader

The hero and the genius are outdated fantasies.

Margaret Heffernan
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Issue 39: Head to HeadArrow Head

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Searle vs Lawson: After the End of Truth

HEAD TO HEAD: is independent reality a fantasy?

Head to Head
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Searle vs Lawson: After the End of Truth - part 2

Has realism failed?

Hilary Lawson
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Atkins vs Midgley: The Limits of Science

HEAD TO HEAD: Does science have all the answers?

Head to Head
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Searle vs Lawson: After the End of Truth - part 1

Is there such a thing as objective truth?

John Searle
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Atkins vs Midgley: The Limits of Science - part 1

Why science doesn't have all the answers.

Mary Midgley
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Issue 38: Masters of the WorldArrow Head

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Beyond Originality

Are we doomed to an eternity of re-runs?

Dylan Evans
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Philosophy and Science: Double Team?

Can science continue to ignore philosophy?

Angie Hobbs
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Issue 37: Expert LiesArrow Head

Matthew Parris

Expert Lies

Is expertise simply a form of institutional power?

Matthew Parris
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Fantasy and Reality

Germs and atoms are as much a fantasy to Amazonian tribes as their demons are for us.

Daniel Everett

A Dangerous Dependency

Does victory for radical Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn signify a wider rejection of expertise?

Norman Lamont

After the Expert

Will mistrust of experts bring democracy or chaos?

Edward Mortimer
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The Self and the Selfless

Does altruism even exist?

Linda Woodhead
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