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Pragmatism and the European Traditions: Encounters with Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology Before the Great Divide

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2018.05.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Maria Baghramian and Sarin Marchetti (eds.), Pragmatism and the European Traditions: Encounters with Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology Before the Great Divide, Routledge, 294pp, $140.00, ISBN 9781138094109. Reviewed by John J. Stuhr, Emory University This volume contains twelve essays by European and North American scholars. Following a brief introduction, the essays appear in roughly chronological order. The first section, "Early Encounters," focuses on the pragmatism of William James (with briefer discussions of C. S. Peirce and F.C.S. Schiller), the phenomenology of Husserl and Scheler, and the analytic philosophy of Wittgenstein, Russell, and Ramsey. The slightly shorter second section, "Later Encounters" includes essays that deal with pragmatists: James (again, or still), John Dewey, and C. I. Lewis; phenomenologists: Husserl (again with James) and Heidegger; and analytic thinkers: Carnap,. . .

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Philosophy of Time and Perceptual Experience

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2018.05.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sean Enda Power, Philosophy of Time and Perceptual Experience, Routledge, 2018, 249 pp., $140.00 (hbk) ISBN 9780815370383. Reviewed by Carlos Montemayor, San Francisco State University Power defies the limits of space -- measured in printed characters per page -- in his book on the philosophy of time and perceptual experience. Almost every issue in metaphysics and epistemology conceivably related to the topics of time, space and perception receives commentary. The diversity of topics addressed is matched only by the array of wide-ranging and perplexing claims concerning the nature of space and time; the nature of perceptual experiences -- not only in relation to the nature of space and time, but also in general; the errors of hallucination and illusion; naïve realism, as the central view discussed in the philosophy of perception, by assumption and without much argumentation. Nor does the author omit the. . .

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Nietzsche's Metaphysics of the Will to Power: The Possibility of Value

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2018.05.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tsarnia Doyle, Nietzsche's Metaphysics of the Will to Power: The Possibility of Value, Cambridge University Press, 2018, 240pp., $99.99, ISBN 9781108417280. Reviewed by Justin Remhof, Old Dominion University Tsarnia Doyle's new book is required reading for those interested in Nietzsche's metaphysics, ethics, and metaethics. Doyle argues that for Nietzsche nihilism arises upon the recognition that our values are not objectively valid because they are not instantiated by a mind-independent world. Nietzsche responds to the threat of nihilism, according to Doyle, by developing will to power as a metaphysical view of reality. On this view, the world is constituted by mind-independent causal powers. For Doyle, Nietzsche believes values are metaphysically continuous with will to power because they are causal-dispositional properties of human drives. Will to power provides a mind-independent, objective constraint. . .

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Philip Roth, master chronicler of the American berserk, is dead. He was 85... Zadie Smith... Paul Berman... Dwight Garner... Stephen Metcalf... Bernard Henri-Levy... Roger Cohen... Ron Charles... Marc Weitzmann... Wash Post...Guardian... The Forward

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Philip Roth, master chronicler of the American berserk, is dead. He was 85... Zadie Smith... Paul Berman... Dwight Garner... Stephen Metcalf... Bernard Henri-Levy... Roger Cohen... Ron Charles... Marc Weitzmann... Wash Post...Guardian... The Forward

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