A new issue of European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy is out. Shane J. Ralston (Penn State): The Turn within the Pragmatic Turn. Scott F. Aikin and Robert B. Talisse on the eclipse of Pragmatism. From Essays in Philosophy, a special issue on Love and Reasons. Plato and romance: We all know the unexamined life isn’t worth living (or so says Socrates), but is the unloving life even worth examining? A review of On What Matters, Volumes I and II by Derek Parfit (and more). Costica Bradatan on philosophy as an art of dying. Kristopher McDaniel outlines the possibilities for a new and more comprehensive category of entities which includes holes, and which he calls "Almost Nothings". Listening to modern philosophers it’s clear that philosophy has abandoned the armchair and moved into the shopping mall and cyberspace. A review of Philosophical Inquiries: An Introduction to Problems of Philosophy by Nicholas Rescher. Hegel hits the frontier: Philosophy student uses thesis and antithesis to paint St. Louis as Eden. Harry Jaffa reviews a new edition of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (and more). Philosophy 101: Philosophy slogans to pick you up, or bring you down. Faces of Philosophy: Philosophers eye the world in intense ways — the photographer Steve Pyke eyes philosophers the same way. A review of Philosophers by Steve Pyke. Which leading 20th-century philosopher took this photo? The surprising photographic legacy of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
From The Pomegranate, Ronald Hutton (Bistol): Writing the History of Witchcraft: A Personal View; and a review of Trials of the Moon: Reopening the Case for Historical Witchcraft by Ben Whitmore. O sister, what art thou: Kathryn Lofton on the Religion of Oprah. Founding Falter: Does the current impasse over the debt ceiling augur a constitutional collapse? South Sudan has become the world's newest nation, the climax of a process made possible by the 2005 peace deal that ended a long and bloody civil war. Is America facing a Japanese future? The Curious Capitalist wants to know. A review of The Cost of Free Speech: Pornography, Hate Speech, and Their Challenge to Liberalism by Abigail Levin. Agony and Ivory: Highly emotional and completely guileless, elephants mourn their dead — and across Africa, they are grieving daily as demand from China’s “suddenly wealthy” has driven the price of ivory to $700 a pound or more. A recent Supreme Court decision ordering California to reduce its prison population shows that capacity isn't a cut-and-dried concept (and more). If our identities are only self-conscious creations, where does that leave us? Child marriage in Saudi Arabia: Why hasn't it — pedophilia — been criminalized? From Press Action, a review of The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond the Rape of Nanking — A Memoir by Ying-Ying Chang; and an article on Jared Diamond and the lure of industrial capitalism.
Christopher J. Eberle (USNA): God and War: Some Exploratory Questions. Daniel Statman (Haifa): Can Wars Be Fought Justly? The Necessity Condition Put to the Test; and Supreme Emergencies and the Continuum Problem. David J. Luban (Georgetown): War as Punishment. Kenneth Anderson (American): Targeted Killing and Drone Warfare: How We Came to Debate Whether There is a "Legal Geography of War". Sirus Kashefi (York): A Philosophical and Legal Look at State Violence Through War. Nicholas Tsagourias (Glasgow): Non-State Actors and the Use of Force. James Kraska (Naval War College): Prize Law. Michael Howard describes the strategy, the art and the experience of war — from the pins in the map to the horrors of the front line. Is rape inevitable in war? Sexual violence may be used in combat to build bonds between soldiers, not simply to terrorize civilians. Is war over? It appears that war, that is to say, "interstate industrial war" or "regular war", is coming to an end, or so we are led to believe. An excerpt from War Is a Lie by David Swanson. An interview with Laura Dickinson, author of Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs. Hypocrisy and war: When our common humanity is under threat, even if we can’t do everything we should, shouldn’t we at least do what we can? A review of Guerrillas in History by Lewis H. Gann. A review of Broken Bodies Shattered Minds: A Medical Odyssey from Vietnam to Afghanistan by Ronald Glasser.