Rousseau, self-love, and an increasingly connected world

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the most influential thinkers of the eighteenth century French enlightenment period. Born in Geneva in 1712, Rousseau made important contributions to philosophy,
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the most influential thinkers of the eighteenth century French enlightenment period. Born in Geneva in 1712, Rousseau made important contributions to philosophy, [More]

The life of a <strong>ghostwriter</strong>. Don't argue with clients, however repulsive. And remember, you'll probably receive no recognition &mdash; which may be a good thing

The life of a ghostwriter. Don&#39;t argue with clients, however repulsive. And remember, you&#39;ll probably receive no recognition &amp;mdash; which may be a good
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Cockroaches, crummy days, and lousy lakes. For <strong>Grace Paley</strong>, every part of life was worthy of literary attention. There was beauty in banality

Cockroaches, crummy days, and lousy lakes. For Grace Paley, every part of life was worthy of literary attention. There was beauty in
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Golden age of the <strong>short story</strong>: the 1890s? 1980s? 2010s? We&rsquo;ve been celebrating the &ldquo;revival&rdquo; of the form since Chekhov. Some perspective, please&nbsp;

Golden age of the short story: the 1890s? 1980s? 2010s? We&amp;rsquo;ve been celebrating the &amp;ldquo;revival&amp;rdquo; of the form since Chekhov. Some perspective,
Golden age of the short story: the 1890s? 1980s? 2010s? We’ve been celebrating the “revival” of the form since Chekhov. Some perspective, [More]

The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying

2017.06.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Darren Hudson Hick and Reinold Schm&#252;cker (eds.), The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying, Bloomsbury, 2016, 432pp., $94.00 (hbk),
2017.06.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Darren Hudson Hick and Reinold Schmücker (eds.), The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying, Bloomsbury, 2016, 432pp., $94.00 (hbk), [More]

Externalism and Self-Knowledge

[Revised entry by T. Parent on June 27, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement1.html, supplement2.html, supplement3.html] Externalism in the philosophy of mind contends that the
[Revised entry by T. Parent on June 27, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement1.html, supplement2.html, supplement3.html] Externalism in the philosophy of mind contends that the [More]

How well do you know Swami Vivekānanda [quiz]

This June, the OUP Philosophy team honors Swami Vivekānanda (born Narendranath Datta, 1863–1902) as their Philosopher of the Month. Born in Calcutta under colonial rule, Vivekānanda became a Hindu
This June, the OUP Philosophy team honors Swami Vivekānanda (born Narendranath Datta, 1863–1902) as their Philosopher of the Month. Born in Calcutta under colonial rule, Vivekānanda became a Hindu [More]

The <strong>search for ecstasy</strong>. In 1960 an estimated 20 percent of Americans said they'd had a mystical experience. Now it's 50 percent

The search for ecstasy. In 1960 an estimated 20 percent of Americans said they&#39;d had a mystical experience. Now it&#39;s 50
The search for ecstasy. In 1960 an estimated 20 percent of Americans said they'd had a mystical experience. Now it's 50 [More]

<strong>The essay</strong>, that most elegant and slippery of forms, resists being pinned down. Its strength derives from a &ldquo;combination of exactitude and evasion&rdquo;

The essay, that most elegant and slippery of forms, resists being pinned down. Its strength derives from a &amp;ldquo;combination of exactitude and
The essay, that most elegant and slippery of forms, resists being pinned down. Its strength derives from a “combination of exactitude and [More]

Is a tome three feet wide by two feet high <strong>a book</strong>? What about one with an embedded digital clock? Or a suitcase filled with lithographs?

Is a tome three feet wide by two feet high a book? What about one with an embedded digital clock? Or a suitcase filled with
Is a tome three feet wide by two feet high a book? What about one with an embedded digital clock? Or a suitcase filled with [More]