A new issue of The Reasoner is out. Jimmy Licon (SFSU): Sceptical Thoughts on Philosophical Expertise. Jonathan Head (Keele): Pessimism and Philosophy Today. Spare a thought for philosophy: Will Bordell interviews A.C. Grayling. From Figure/Ground Communication, an interview with John Lysaker on the nature of the self and human well-being. S. G. Lofts reviews The Origins of the Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Kant, Hegel, and Cassirer by Donald Phillip Verene. From 3:AM, Arif Ahmed is a seriously funky philosopher who has never stopped feeling the thrill; and Jerry Fodor is the sharp-shooting killer-app in the philosopher of mind, the Dirty Harry of non-universal modularity, LOT, and representational theories of the mind. Robert Guay reviews Introductions to Nietzsche, ed. Robert Pippin. Carrie Figdor interviews Jill Gordon, author of Plato’s Erotic World: From Cosmic Origins to Human Death. John Dupre reviews Thomas Nagel’s Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False. Will Crouch on how to be a high impact philosopher. George Dvorsky on 8 great philosophical questions that we’ll never solve.

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