Why Philosophize?

2014.09.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jean-François Lyotard, Why Philosophize?, Andrew Brown (tr.), Polity, 2013, 123pp., $12.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745670737.
2014.09.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jean-François Lyotard, Why Philosophize?, Andrew Brown (tr.), Polity, 2013, 123pp., $12.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745670737. [More]

Your Brain on Metaphors

Metaphor used to be a poetic ornament. Then neuroscientists got involved, and a nascent theory of consciousness emerged…
Metaphor used to be a poetic ornament. Then neuroscientists got involved, and a nascent theory of consciousness emerged… [More]

New Luddites

The return of Luddism. Awash in techno-giddiness and gadget infatuation, skepticism is useful, essential, and in short supply…
The return of Luddism. Awash in techno-giddiness and gadget infatuation, skepticism is useful, essential, and in short supply… [More]

Banality of Evil

Eichmann was anything but banal and mindless, “a small cog in Adolf Hitler’s extermination machine.” The murder of Jews was his sacred duty…
Eichmann was anything but banal and mindless, “a small cog in Adolf Hitler’s extermination machine.” The murder of Jews was his sacred duty… [More]

Russell's Philosophy of Logical Analysis: 1897-1905

2014.09.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jolen Galaugher, Russell's Philosophy of Logical Analysis: 1897-1905, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 218pp., $110.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.09.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jolen Galaugher, Russell's Philosophy of Logical Analysis: 1897-1905, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 218pp., $110.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Question about Science, Value - Stephen Maitzen responds

Does the acceptance of scientific naturalism commit one to the view that the universe is devoid of all meaning? Response from: Stephen Maitzen There are at least two ways to interpret your
Does the acceptance of scientific naturalism commit one to the view that the universe is devoid of all meaning? Response from: Stephen Maitzen There are at least two ways to interpret your [More]

FREE (!!!) Statistical Consulting

Have you ever wondered how you can calculate 95% confidence interval for effect sizes in SPSS? Have you ever wondered how many participants you need to achieve 80% power for a 2 IV SEM in Tetrad?
Have you ever wondered how you can calculate 95% confidence interval for effect sizes in SPSS? Have you ever wondered how many participants you need to achieve 80% power for a 2 IV SEM in Tetrad? [More]

Tragedy in Hegel's Early Theological Writings

2014.09.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Wake, Tragedy in Hegel's Early Theological Writings, Indiana University Press, 2014, 256pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.09.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Wake, Tragedy in Hegel's Early Theological Writings, Indiana University Press, 2014, 256pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Diagnosis

When writers get cancer, they write about it. But is there anything new to say? Jenny Diski, newly diagnosed, forswears the clichés of the genre…
When writers get cancer, they write about it. But is there anything new to say? Jenny Diski, newly diagnosed, forswears the clichés of the genre… [More]

Badness of Rowling’s adult novels

Inventiveness was the hallmark of Harry Potter. So how to explain J.K. Rowling’s pedestrian, formulaic, and grotesque adult novels?…
Inventiveness was the hallmark of Harry Potter. So how to explain J.K. Rowling’s pedestrian, formulaic, and grotesque adult novels?… [More]