Aristotle on Causality

[Revised entry by Andrea Falcon on March 11, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] Each Aristotelian science consists in the causal investigation of a specific department of reality. If successful, such
[Revised entry by Andrea Falcon on March 11, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] Each Aristotelian science consists in the causal investigation of a specific department of reality. If successful, such [More]

Philosophers and their religious practices, part 3: The SCP is my Church

This is the third installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices (see here and here for previous installments). In this series of
This is the third installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices (see here and here for previous installments). In this series of [More]

Who Decides Who is Muslim?

When discussing ISIS, President Obama refuses to label its members as “Islamic extremists” and has stressed that the United States is not at war with Islam. Not surprisingly, some of his critics and
When discussing ISIS, President Obama refuses to label its members as “Islamic extremists” and has stressed that the United States is not at war with Islam. Not surprisingly, some of his critics and [More]

Xunzi: The Complete Text

2015.03.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Xunzi, Xunzi: The Complete Text, Eric L. Hutton (tr.), Princeton University Press, 2014, xxxi+ 397pp., $39.95 (hbk), ISBN
2015.03.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Xunzi, Xunzi: The Complete Text, Eric L. Hutton (tr.), Princeton University Press, 2014, xxxi+ 397pp., $39.95 (hbk), ISBN [More]

To tip or not to tip?

Tipping: It’s a form of payment, an expression of gratitude, a sign of respect. Or is it a mark of condescension?…
Tipping: It’s a form of payment, an expression of gratitude, a sign of respect. Or is it a mark of condescension?… [More]

Cost of Paying Attention

Attention is a finite resource. Everywhere it is harvested by advertisers. Searching for silence amid the cacophony of commerce? Good luck with that…
Attention is a finite resource. Everywhere it is harvested by advertisers. Searching for silence amid the cacophony of commerce? Good luck with that… [More]

Subjective Time: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Temporality

2015.03.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Valtteri Arstila and Dan Lloyd (eds.), Subjective Time: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Temporality, MIT Press,
2015.03.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Valtteri Arstila and Dan Lloyd (eds.), Subjective Time: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Temporality, MIT Press, [More]

Principia Mathematica

[Revised entry by Andrew David Irvine on March 10, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] Principia Mathematica, the landmark work in formal logic written by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell,
[Revised entry by Andrew David Irvine on March 10, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] Principia Mathematica, the landmark work in formal logic written by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, [More]

Divine Illumination

[Revised entry by Robert Pasnau on March 10, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] Divine illumination is the oldest and most influential alternative to naturalism in the areas of mind and knowledge.
[Revised entry by Robert Pasnau on March 10, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] Divine illumination is the oldest and most influential alternative to naturalism in the areas of mind and knowledge. [More]

Alfred North Whitehead

[Revised entry by Andrew David Irvine on March 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947) was a British mathematician, logician and philosopher best known
[Revised entry by Andrew David Irvine on March 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947) was a British mathematician, logician and philosopher best known [More]