What is metaphysics?
Is the concept of personal identity dispensable?
‘Consciousness’ in non-human animals and machines
Determinism, indeterminism and free will
Is it rational to fear death?
Freud at the theater – reviewing Cartesian dualism
‘All that exists are atoms and the void’ (Democritus)
Does thought entail the possession of language?
Metaphysics and the pursuit of the ‘ultimate’
When Dr Johnson kicked the stone
Hume’s account of the self
Basil Al Mousa
Empedocles and Heraclitus on change – a dialogue
Meaning and knowledge of truth conditions
Realism, anti-realism and pragmatism
The analogy between moments in time and positions in space
Qualia in philosophical discussion
‘You never step into the same river twice’ (Heraclitus)
Our moral obligations towards animals
What is philosophy?
The reality of possible worlds
Wittgenstein on pictorial form
Why does language matter to philosophy?
Knowing our own mental states
Mind-body interactionism and epiphenomenalism
Laura Laine Kelley
Anti-realism and historical truth
Philosophy and the mind-body problem
Knowing another mind
Determinism, free will and punishment
Wittgenstein’s sensation ‘S’
Essay moderator: Geoffrey Klempner