S&F and Philosophy Now: Eating pygs

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S&F and Philosophy Now: Whither thee, rights?

The following accompanied the print article of “What are Human Rights by Tim Dare (Issue #118, Philosophy Now). The piece discusses how far human rights claims can stretch as an outcome of social axioms & varied definitions, for example whether we consider rights as “right-based claims” or rights that exist simply by virtue of being human. It’s more complicated than one would think…

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https://philosophynow.org/issues/118/What_Are_Human_Rights

Article penned by Tim Dare, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland,  New Zealand.

S&F in Philosophy Now: Philosophy for the Brave

The following accompanied the print article of “Philosophy for the Brave” by Dahlian Kirby (Issue #117, Philosophy Now). The author of this article introduces the benefit of existential counselling in what turns out to be quite a sensitively written piece. Article and cartoon link below.sf-existential-42-900x1709-web

Article: https://philosophynow.org/issues/117/Philosophy_For_The_Brave

Online cartoon: https://philosophynow.org/issues/117/Simon_and_Finn

S&F in Philosophy Now: What would George Bataille do?

The following accompanied the print version of: What would George Bataille Do? by Alexandra Tzirkoti (Issue #116, Philosophy Now). The article itself is a nice tongue-in-cheek intro to the thinking of a rather controversial figure (link below).sf-bataille-300dpi-webhttps://philosophynow.org/issues/116/What_Would_Georges_Bataille_Do

S&F in Philosophy Now: Conspiracy theory

The following cartoon accompanied the print version of Stephen Brewer’s article “The Conspiracy of Theories” (Issue 114, Philosophy Now). The piece “stealthily records a dialogue in which Freya argues that conspiracy theories are illogical, but Orin is not so sure”, proving that even the wildest of conspiracy theories can be reasonable so long as their principle axioms are consistent. Who knew!

Read more at:   https://philosophynow.org/issues/114/The_Conspiracy_of_TheoriesS&F conspiracy 900x1396 300dpi WEB

S&F in Philosophy Now: Boozy musin’s

The following cartoon accompanied the print version of Robin Small’s piece on philosophy annnd – wait for it – cocktails! (“Philosophy & Cocktails” Issue 113 of Philosophy Now). In this delightful article the author explores the equally valid contribution cocktails have made to late night philosophical discussion, traditionally considered the primary purview of wine. For some easy reading on the subject, take a look at HuffPost’s New York Cocktail Philosophy: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/skye-cleary/new-york-cocktail-philoso_b_7827076.htmlS&F Martini 300dpi web

 

S&F in Philosophy Now: Friendship and Altruism

Hello! The following cartoon accompanied the print version of Daniel Tippen’s article: “Why Self-Interest Makes Relationships Valuable” (Issue 112 of Philosophy Now). In this article the author discusses the nature of friendship and its relationship to altruism. As altruism can take many forms, in this case it is argued that it is only genuine altruism that is the basis for true friendship.

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