Why did <strong><em>Les Mis&eacute;rables</em></strong>, a 500,000-word novel composed over 16 years, conquer the world? Because Victor Hugo, who believed in progress, told a story of irrepressible optimism

Why did Les Mis&amp;eacute;rables, a 500,000-word novel composed over 16 years, conquer the world? Because Victor Hugo, who believed in progress, told a story of irrepressible
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The idea that free speech is contrary to social inclusiveness represents a pernicious shift in Western culture. Stifling hate speech does not safeguard the oppressed. It <strong>empowers the oppressors</strong>

The idea that free speech is contrary to social inclusiveness represents a pernicious shift in Western culture. Stifling hate speech does not safeguard the oppressed. It empowers the
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How well do you know John Stuart Mill? [quiz]

This April, the OUP Philosophy team honors John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) as their Philosopher of the Month. Among the most important philosophers, economists, and intellectual figures of the
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Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting

2017.04.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shannon Vallor, Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting, Oxford University Press, 2016,
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Why did <strong><em>Les Mis&eacute;rables</em></strong>, a 500,000 word novel composed over 16 years, conquer the world? Because Victor Hugo, who believed in progress, told a story of irrepressible optimism

Why did Les Mis&amp;eacute;rables, a 500,000 word novel composed over 16 years, conquer the world? Because Victor Hugo, who believed in progress, told a story of irrepressible
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The seeker. <strong>Rod Dreher</strong> is a spiritually and intellectually restless writer: He's confessional, sincere, and sometimes overwrought. Can he ignite a turn toward modern monasticism?

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Motivation Ethics

2017.04.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mathew Coakley, Motivation Ethics, Bloomsbury, 2017, 258pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781350004597. Reviewed by Erica Lucast
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Ancient Philosophy Society

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Patriotism

[Revised entry by Igor Primoratz on April 26, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] Patriotism raises questions of the sort philosophers characteristically discuss: How is patriotism to be defined? How
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Free Speech, Coulter & Violence

Embed from Getty Images Ann Coulter’s appearance at the Berkeley was cancelled in response to threats made by anarchist groups. While some conservatives argue that concerns about security should
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