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Philosophy Now Magazine June / July 2023 Preview


Philosophy Now Magazine (June/July 2023) – The ‘Meta Ethics Issue’ featuring Back to the Sophists: Nana Ariel corrects the record and the modern application of Sophistry and Will the Real John Locke Please Step Forward? Hilarius Bogbinder shows how Locke’s intellectual identity changed over time.

The Cognitive Gap

Justin Bartlett explores a basic distinction between understandings of ethics.

Who’s To Say?

Michael-John Turp asks if anyone has the authority to establish moral truth.

Right & Wrong About Right & Wrong

Paul Stearns argues against moral relativism and moral presentism.

Ethical Truth in Light of Quantum Mechanics

Myles King contends that physics helps us understand ethics.

Can You Be Both A Moral Rationalist & A Moral Sentimentalist?

Andrew Kemle says that evolutionary forces give us the answer.


Previews: New Humanist Magazine – Spring 2022

Top Podcast Interviews: ‘Confronting Leviathan’ Author David Runciman

Wisdom: Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson (Video)

Narrated by Shane Morris with Music by Solus by Life In Colour.

Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson, who went by his middle name Waldo, was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.

Books: ‘Hannah Arendt – Critical Lives’ – Samantha Rose Hill (LARB Review)

Author Interviews: Slavoj Žižek On His New Book “Hegel In A Wired Brain”

Monocle 24 Meet The WritersSlavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and writer whose vast catalogue of work has earned him celebrity status across the globe. A radical leftist, his work encompasses everything from psychoanalysis and political theory to art and film criticism. 

Described as “the leading Hegelian of our time”, he speaks to Georgina Godwin about his latest book, ‘Hegel in a Wired Brain’, which is an evaluation of the German philosopher’s relevance in the 21st century that ties in with the 250th anniversary of his birth.

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of G.W.F. Hegel, Slavoj Žižek gives us a reading of the philosophical giant that changes our way of thinking about our new posthuman era. No ordinary study of Hegel, Hegel in a Wired Brain investigates what he might have had to say about the idea of the ‘wired brain’ – what happens when a direct link between our mental processes and a digital machine emerges. Žižek explores the phenomenon of a wired brain effect, and what might happen when we can share our thoughts directly with others. He hones in on the key question of how it shapes our experience and status as ‘free’ individuals and asks what it means to be human when a machine can read our minds.

With characteristic verve and enjoyment of the unexpected, Žižek connects Hegel to the world we live in now, shows why he is much more fun than anyone gives him credit for, and why the 21st century might just be Hegelian.