Simon Jenkin, member of the editorial collective of the Marxist journal “Historical Materialism”, offers a personal view.
Hans Dooremalen profiles the thought of eliminative materialist Paul Churchland.
Julian Baggini interviews Jeremy Hayward and Gerald Jones about making philosophy fun.
Jiou Lee-Yang looks at the life and thought of “the father of existentialism”, Soren Kierkegaard.
Mario Scannella introduces the philosophy of Karl Marx
Timothy Sprigge re-examines the reputation for the neglected philosopher Josiah Royce.
Twelve years after its first publication, a major anthology was published on Derek Parfit’s “Reasons and Persons”. Julian Baggini asks if it was worth the wait.
The arguments over how religion is taught in schools are often thought of as a battle between the completing claims of different religions, atheists and agnostics. However, what we’ve ended up with in Britain, according to Robert Ellis, is in fact not a compromise, but an implicit relativism, which teaches children there is no right or wrong in matters of religion. In order to progress, we need to understand the philosophical problems which lie at the heart of the matter.
Robin Harwood asks whether cloning is a step towards immortality.
Gary Watters puts Karl Marx’s most read books, “The German Ideology” into context, and explains its central arguments and ideas.
A Tour Around the Classics 1: William James, “The Will To Believe”
Margaret Goord is impressed by a book on Foucault.