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tpm t h e p h i l o s o p h e r s ’ m a g a z i n e

Issue 43 • 4th quarter 2008

Contents . . .

AC T I ONS & E VE NT S

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F ro m t h e e d i t o r

Ne ws It’s good for Adam Smith and Thomas Hobbes, but bad for David Hume

Me d i a wa t c h Philosophy and philosophers in the mass media

Wo r d o f Mo u s e Luciano Floridi on how IT is changing sport

T h re a d s Ophelia Benson’s regular look at the blogs

T HOUGHT S

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T h e T P M E s s a y Mark Rowlands is puzzled by girls going wild

S c i - P h i Mathew Iredale’s regular look at science and philosophy

XXI I WORL D C ONGRE S S S P E C I AL

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Da v i d C h a l me r s The first of five congress interviews

Wh a t ? Wh y ? Wh o ? The story behind the WCP and its organiser

I o a n n a Ku çç u ra d i Talking and acting on human rights

An g l o - S a x o n re s e r v e Where were the British in Korea?

E r n i e L e p o re Words about words

T h e p l u ra l i s m p ro b l e m Managing diversity in philosophy

Jo n a t h a n I s ra e l Why philosophers need history

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S e o u l s e a rc h i n g Our overview of the week-long congress

Wo r d Po we r Peter Kemp’s opening address

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T h e mi n d o f t h e h o s t Inside Korean philosophy

Al v i n Go l d ma n Knowledge gets social

Un i t i n g n a t i o n s ? UNESCO’s love affair with philosophy

T h e d e l e g a t e s ’ v i e w Perspectives from Africa and Asia

tpm 4TH QUARTER 2008

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