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Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Four Kinds of Ethical Robots
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Four Kinds of Ethical Robots

James H. Moor defines different ways in which machines could be moral.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/72/Four_Kinds_of_Ethical_Robots
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Bertrand Russell on Something
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Bertrand Russell on Something

Landon D.C. Elkind explains why Russell believed logic can set thought free.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/120/Bertrand_Russell_on_Something
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Can Confucians Have Friends?
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Can Confucians Have Friends?

Peter Adamson says the bonds of friendship are virtuous.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/126/Can_Confucians_Have_Friends
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.
Replies: 20
Views: 287

Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.

Were we designed by an intelligent creator? In our last issue Todd Moody described Intelligent Design theory as a scientific alternative to Darwinian evolution. Here, Massimo Pigliucci takes a more critical view of ‘ID’. https://philosophynow.org/issues/32/Design_Yes_Intelligent_No
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Anxiety by Jacques Lacan
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Anxiety by Jacques Lacan

Peter Caws critiques Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalytic obscurantism.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/113/Anxiety_by_Jacques_Lacan
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Thu May 31, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: G.E. Moore’s Hands
Replies: 3
Views: 117

G.E. Moore’s Hands

Roger Caldwell takes a sceptical look at scepticism.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/126/GE_Moores_Hands
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Thu May 31, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Teleology Rises from the Grave
Replies: 21
Views: 342

Teleology Rises from the Grave

Stephen Asma says biology needs to understand the purpose – the ‘telos’ – of organisms and systems.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/126/Teleology_Rises_from_the_Grave
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Wed May 30, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Human Acts in Islamic Philosophy
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Human Acts in Islamic Philosophy

Are our actions really free or are they determined by God’s will? Imadaldin Al-Jubouri on a controversy that divided Muslim philosophers.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/47/Human_Acts_in_Islamic_Philosophy
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Mon May 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

Each answer below receives a book. Apologies to the many entrants not included.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/125/Why_Is_There_Something_Rather_Than_Nothing
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Fri May 25, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Our Duty to the Dead
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Our Duty to the Dead

Stamatina Liosi enlists the help of Immanuel Kant to discover why we have a duty to treat the dead with dignity.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/126/Our_Duty_to_the_Dead
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Thu May 24, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 191
Views: 2739

Why Physicalism is Wrong

Grant Bartley argues that to say the mind is physical is an abuse of language.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/126/Why_Physicalism_is_Wrong
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Mon May 21, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hail, Malthus!
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Hail, Malthus!

Toni Vogel Carey on how easily and dangerously poor reasoning can become accepted wisdom.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/125/Hail_Malthus
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Wed May 09, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Problems & Mysteries
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Problems & Mysteries

Raymond Tallis says mystery is the heart of philosophy.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/125/Problems_and_Mysteries
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Mon May 07, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Not So Golden Rule
Replies: 7
Views: 199

The Not So Golden Rule

Dan Flores argues that the Golden Rule can’t be followed, even in principle.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/125/The_Not_So_Golden_Rule