If you’ve never heard of philosophical practice (or philosophical counselling, as it is sometimes known), one of The Philosophers’ Magazine’s founding editors, Jeremy Stangroom, provides an introduction to this rapidly growing field.
Lou Marinoff offers a cautiously optimistic prognosis of the future of philosophical practice.
Shlomit Schuster explains why philosophical counselling is a practice for everybody.
Iain MacNaughton considers the major arguments in the philosophy of artificial intelligence.
What is the relationship between thought and logic? Not as intimate as has often been supposed, according to Jaroslav Peregrin.
One of the most influential books of the twentieth-century in the philosophy of mind is Gilbert Ryle’s “The Concept of Mind” (1949, London: Hutcheson (all references are to this edition). Guy Douglas and Stewart Saunders introduce the text here.
Professor Timothy Sprigge is one of Britain’s foremost proponents of panpsychism, the view that consciousness is a feature of all reality and not just of animal minds. In this article in our forum on consciousness, he outlines what consciousness is, and considers some alternative positions and makes the case for panpsychism.
A unique joint philosophy and psychology research project on consciousness and self-consciousness has just started up, and includes top academics from the universities of Warwick, Oxford, Cambridge and University College London. The seven-year project is interdisciplinary (philosophy and psychology) and inter-institutional (Warwick, UCL, Oxford). It is based at, and directed from, the Philosophy Department in Warwick, where its core members are located. The main focus of work are weekly seminars, one-day workshops and yearly conferences on specific problems, interdisciplinary work on which is essential for making progress in understanding consciousness and self consciousness. These are held in Warwick, London and Oxford, rotating on a termly basis. Topics addressed during the first year of the project, in seminars and one-day workshops include: Time, Memory and Self Consciousness; First-person Access to one’s Own States and Pathologies of Self Knowledge; Spatial and Temporal Perspective Taking and its Relation to Self Consciousness; Joint Attention and Self Awareness; Attention and Consciousness; Visual Awareness and Action.
Here, project director Naomi Eilan explains the rationale behind the project and what it sets out to achieve.
Simon Jenkin, member of the editorial collective of the Marxist journal “Historical Materialism”, offers a personal view.
Mario Scannella introduces the philosophy of Karl Marx
An interview with Gerry Cohen.