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Pop culture Tragic Green Lanterns

Snapshot: George Santayana An intellectual vagabond


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New books Parenting, Darwin, Facebook and fireside chats

Author Q&A Hurley, Dennett and Adams get inside jokes

Imagine that Guitar Hero

Review of reviews What the critics said


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My philosophy Bettany Hughes excavates Socrates

The Skeptic UFOs in Wikileaks?


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Illustrations/Graphics Felix Bennett (cover), Pipo di Bressana,

Adam Ferner, Gareth Southwell

Contributors Reginald B. Adams Jr, Peter Adamson, David Benatar, Ophelia Benson, Daniel C. Dennett, Jane Dryden, Adam Ferner, Luciano Floridi, Wendy Grossman, Jules Holroyd, Brad Hooker, Matthew M. Hurley, Mathew Iredale, Rodger Jackson, Dale Jacquette, Jean Kazez, John Kekes, Diego Lawler, James Ladyman, Mary Midgley, Richard Norman, Charles Pigden, and Nina Power.

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