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Should we revere our teachers? Our Young Philosophers return in Issue 128 to think it through.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Learning_To_Love_Our_Teachers

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Happy Halloween Eve! Before you go out trick or treating tomorrow, it's best you bone up on some moral philosophy. Here's the last Frankenstein themed article from Issue 128: https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Mary_Shelley_Frankenstein_and_Moral_Philosophy

Raymond Boisvert explores prominent ethical facets of Frankenstein.
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"There is something a bit shallow and unsatisfying about how Mary Wollstonecraft is popularly being remembered: as the ‘mother of feminism’ – a title that gets bandied about whenever an early female author is rediscovered; as a scandalous single mother – the reason why readers avoided her books through the nineteenth century; or as the mother of the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley. There’s a lot more to Mary Wollstonecraft than motherhood."

Sandrine Bergès delves deeper in Issue 128's Brief Life:
https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Mary_Wollstonecraft_1759-1797

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AI might now be capable of delivering lectures in Ethics (see Bina48), but what does it take to be considered a fully fledged Philosopher?

https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/What_Makes_A_Philosopher
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"Much is made these days of the fact we live in a post-truth society, and that, despite our instant access to more information than ever before, we still seek out the stories that reinforce our existing beliefs and biases. What role should educators play in assisting digital natives to navigate this murky online realm?"

In the third article of our Moral Education series, Laura D’Olimpio looks at how we might cultivate decent digital behaviour: https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Moral_Education_for_Digital_Natives
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"If we were to presume a divine being, a super-powerful mind, how would it help to explain this world? Why would such a being produce a world?"

Delve into divine motivation with Carlo Filice in Issue 128: https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Why_Is_There_A_World

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"Frankenstein, through the character of Victor, captures beautifully the rapid rate of scientific discovery, and the excitement relating to what these discoveries might lead to, but also the frightening possibilities."

Our Frankenstein Issue features an interview with Kathryn Harkup about her book 'Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein'.

Have a read today: https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Kathryn_Harkup
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"Certain clever boffins think they may have found a route to eternal life. Most of the ideas of how this may be achieved are, well, bonkers, as are some of the prophets who preach salvation by technology."

Tallis turns his attention to 'Technoimmortalization': https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Technoimmortalization
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Are we morally failing in ways that we cannot yet know?

Should you pick up the latest copy of Philosophy Now?

The answer to at least one of those questions is 'YES!'

But seriously, how will future generations judge us?

https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Moral_Blind_Spots
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"Anarchism hasn’t been the most well-defined of ideologies and, as David Graeber points out, 'it’s hard to think of another time when there has been such a gulf between intellectuals and activists; between theorists of revolution and its practitioners'." From Issue 128's 'Brief Explanation of Anarchism' by Nick Gutierrez

https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/A_Brief_Explanation_of_Anarchism

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