TPM Issue 72 coverAre there cool new waves in philosophical thinking, fresh ideas, novel problems and theories, perhaps avenues of research that have only just opened up? Of course there are. We asked 50 philosophers to tell us all about 50 new thoughts in philosophy, and this issue is devoted to what they said.


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Issue 72 Contents

4 - From the editor

6 - Humanists in court battle
9 - Mediawatch

10 - Sex policy Phil Hutchinson and Rupert Read
29 - Trumped up Wendy M Grossman

20 - What's new? The ideas issue
21 - Attending Julian Baggini
23 - Forsaking wisdom David Benatar
25 - Animal ethics Margaret Betz
27 - Philosophy in an age of propaganda Russell Blackford
29 - Philosophy that matters Peter Boghossian
31 - Parenting and the loss of autonomy Berit Brogaard
33 - Reasoning: all at sea? Peter Cave
35 - Self-knowledge Michael Cholbi
37 - Teaching philosophy David W Concepcion
39 - Applied philosophy out of the closet John Corvino
41 - The philosopher's rut Helen De Cruz
43 - The philosophy of debt Alexander Douglas
45 - Theistic naturalism Fiona Ellis
47 - The pursuit of the ecstatic Jules Evans
49 - Organic identity A M Ferner
51 - Personal identity Kerrie Grain
53 - Politics as usual Alan Haworth
55 - Placebo Phil Hutchinson
57 - Enactive approaches Daniel D Hutton
59 - Making the world a better place Patricia Illingworth
61 - Popular philosophy Rodger L Jackson
63 - The philosophy of science Benjamin C Jantzen
65 - Why do philosophers have no rhythm? Jenny Judge
67 - Understanding philosophical problems John Kekes
69 - Big data James Ladyman
71 - Skeptical theism Stephen Law
73 - The apocalypse Robin Le Poidevin
75 - Statistical discrimination Annabelle Lever
77 - New ideas in history John Marenbon
79 - Pets and livestock Erin McKenna
81 - Shared humanity Tony Milligan
83 - Reconsidering idealisation Jennifer M Morton
85 - Philosophy of psychiatry Dominic Murphy
87 - Abortion Nathan Nobis
89 - 4EA Rachel Paine
91 - The return of demarcation Massimo Pigliucci
93 - Extended knowledge Duncan Pritchard
95 - Precaution Rupert Read
97 - The animal turn Mark Rowlands
99 - Eternal bliss and why I am not that interested Michael Ruse
101 - Collective action Constantine Sandis
103 - Restorative justice Tamler Sommers
105 - Philosophy online Marianne Talbot
107 - Actualism and possibilism Travis Timmerman and Yishai Cohen
109 - Dialogues and disability Shelley Tremain
111 - The ethics of climate change Eldon Tyrell
113 - Correcting political correctness Eric Thomas Weber
115 - Povery and social exclusion Jonathan Wolff
117 - Encountering other traditions David B Wong
119 - Philosophy and children Peter Worley


Issue 73 coverWhat does morality really require? Peter Singer on effective altruism, Linda Martín Alcoff on whiteness, making sense of smell, news, reviews and a new look for The Philosophers' Magazine!


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Issue 73 Contents

3 - From the Editor James Garvey
4 - News Kerrie Grain
8 - Uncomfortable Viewing A M Ferner

14 - The Five Parameters Rupert Read
22 - Want to Be Good at Philosophy Peter Boghossian and James A. Lindsay
28 - The Skeptic Wendy M. Grossman

30 - Remembering Hilary Putman Lindsay Waters
33 - Is Whiteness Real? Linda Martin Alcoff
41 - Making Sense of Smell Ann-Sophie Barwich
48 - When is it OK to Compromise? Mark D. White
54 - Snapshot: Nicholas Malebranche Lawrence Harvey
29 - Philosophy that matters Peter Boghossian

The Forum:
Effective Altruism
58 - Introduction James Garvey
60 - From "Famine, Affluence and Morality" to Effective Altruism Peter Singer
62 - Risky Giving Theron Pummer
71 - Being Right on the Money Hilary Greaves
77 - From Charity to Justice Rachelle Bascara
84 - Should it be More Affective? Samantha Earle and Rupert Read
92 - Philosophical Critiques Jeff McMahan

100 - Can't Everyone Just Comb Down? Jean Kazez
103 - Teaching Plato in Palestine Taneli Kukkonen
105 - Beyond the Abortion Wars Travis Timmerman
108 - Transformative Experience Rachel McKinnon
110 - Freedom Regained Tamler Sommers
112 - The Stone Reader David Edmonds
119 - What the Critics Said A. M. Ferner


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Valid or Invalid? - Can you determine whether a simple arguement is valid or not?

Talking with God - The Euthyphro Dilemma

Staying Alive - Can you survive in this game of personal identity?

Whose Body Is It Anyway? - Bodily autonomy and J. J. Thomson's "famous violinist" thought experiment.

But You'll Regret It In the Morning - The ethics of consent.

Elementary, My Dear Wason - Can you pass this simple test of logic (most people can't!)?

Morality Play - How parsimonious is your moral framework?

Peter Singer & the Drowning Child - Would you save a helpless child? Really?

The Envelope & the Vintage Sedan - Are you obligated to give up your car to save a life?

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Would You Eat Your Cat? - Ethics and the "Yuk Factor"

In the Face of Death - Are normal moral standards suspended in extreme circumstances?

You're Being Tortured in the Morning - Who is it that suffers when your body, but not your mind, is tortured?


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