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03/24/2017 at 08:43. Facebook
The new issue of Philosophy Now is online. This issue, with a Bioethics & Medical Ethics theme, contains articles looking at the ethical concerns with designer babies, genetic engineering of animals, testing for genetic diseases, and more. We also have articles on our cover model, David Hume. [ Philosophynow.org Link ]
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03/23/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
What motivates those who override any sense of community with other human beings and kill random strangers for the sake of ideology? According to the longshoreman intellectual Eric Hoffer, in his 1951 book The True Believer: "a rising mass movement attracts and holds a following not by its doctrines and promises but by the refuge it offers from the anxieties, barrenness and meaninglessness of...
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03/23/2017 at 10:57. Facebook
Let us know what you think: Is this an accurate representation of Stoicism? Does a stoic approach prevent action? Or is it a way to consider how, you as an individual can respond to a situation?

A Cambridge philosopher explains what we should do to resist Donald Trump

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03/21/2017 at 10:25. Facebook
Just revolution:
Common sense proscribes despots
Nature prescribes rights

On World Poetry Day we bring you a Haiku by Terence Green, found in the current issue. More to come in the new issue out soon!

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) | Issue 118 | Philosophy Now

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03/20/2017 at 15:26. Facebook
Are you ready for our new issue?! Well here is the theme! We'll take a look at what kind of ethical dilemmas doctors face when treating patients and what problems arise with rapid scientific advances. Out soon! #bioethics #medicalethics #philosophynow #issue119 #medicine (via Instagram)
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03/20/2017 at 10:51. Facebook
Bioethics and Medical Ethics: pressing subjects and the theme of our new issue out soon! What kind of ethical problems arise with rapid scientific advancement? And, what dilemmas do doctors face when treating patients? Not long to go until you can read all about it...
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Editor Grant Bartley interviews former Economist editor to talk about his new book, The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

Anthony Gottlieb | Issue 118 | Philosophy Now

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Peter Hacker makes the case for rediscovering the ideals of the Enlightenment as the first step in finding the thread in the post-truth labyrinth. #posttruth

Reason, the Enlightenment, and Post-truth Politics » IAI TV

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Philosophy For All are hosting a great event this Saturday at the Design Museum on Fear and Love.

Centred around the opening exhibition at the museum, you can join philosophers, scientists, artists and designers for an action packed two hours of discussions, games and performances to explore the nature of fear and love. Not one to be missed! Tickets are on sale now.

The Fear and Love Salon

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In each issue of your favourite magazine, we take a closer look at the life and work of a philosopher, whom possibly you may not have previously known much about. In this issue Alistair MacFarlane tells us about Rudolf Carnap, a member of the Vienna Circle.

Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970) | Issue 118 | Philosophy Now

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"None of the uniquely female experiences – the development of female sex organs, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause – have a meaning in themselves; but in a hostile or oppressive society they can come to take on the meaning of being a burden and disadvantage, as women come to accept the meanings a patriarchal society accords them."

An appropriate article to read for International Women's Day...
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Becoming A Woman: Simone de Beauvoir on Female Embodiment | Issue 69 | Philosophy Now

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eHarmony and Psychologies Magazine will be joining the The Greatest Adventure: Love in the Time of Tinder, a new Institute of Art and Ideas event (in association with Philosophy Now) on the philosophy of love. Joining an already impressive line-up line of philosophers and psychologists are eHarmony's Chief Scientist Steve Carter, expert on dating algorithms and the science of romantic...
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David Rönnegard on the value of sharing experiences - a source of meaning in our lives.

The Virtue of Shared Experience | Issue 118 | Philosophy Now

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Jack Weinstein, a professor of philosophy at the University of North Dakota, has created a website showing off the successes that can follow a philosophy major.

Most who study philosophy can probably relate to having to defend their reasons for studying the subject. Maybe next time someone asks "what are you gonna do with that?" direct them to this website, it'll give you more time to do...
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Written all the back in '96, by popular philosopher Nigel Warburton, this introduction to Sartre's classic text is still one of our most read articles. Here it is if you're one of the few not to have read it!

A student’s guide to Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism and Humanism | Issue 15 | Philosophy Now

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In each of the recent issues of Philosophy Now you can find Peter Adamson's column, giving us a brief history of philosophy. In our Human Rights issue Adamson looks at the interesting right to own nothing.

The Right to Be Poor | Issue 118 | Philosophy Now

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We're running an opinion poll on free will and determinism. Are we free? Are our actions preordained by cause and effect? Or both? Or neither? Vote now! [ Twitter.com Link ]

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We're currently 8th out of the top 100 magazines in the UK for Kindle! Ahead of New Statesman and Forbes. Try it out for 30 days free to see what all the fuss is about.

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For those of you who think that philosophy doesn't deal with real world problems...

Cake or biscuit? Why Jaffa Cakes excite philosophers - BBC News

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“The tougher things are, the more you have to be afraid of, the more dangerous your situation, the less you can afford the time or effort to think about what things might be like for people with whom you do not immediately identify.” - Richard Rorty

In our current issue Patrícia Fernandes looks at Rorty’s idea for promoting human rights.

Richard Rorty On Rights | Issue 118 | Philosophy Now

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