Rousseau's Social Contract: An Introduction

2015.04.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Lay Bertram, Rousseau's Social Contract: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 311pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN
2015.04.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Lay Bertram, Rousseau's Social Contract: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 311pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN [More]

Mary Norris, copy editor

Things that irk Mary Norris: poorly punctuated signs, the wrong sort of pencil, misused apostrophes, complaints about New Yorker style…
Things that irk Mary Norris: poorly punctuated signs, the wrong sort of pencil, misused apostrophes, complaints about New Yorker style… [More]

Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

2015.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Diana Tietjens Meyers (ed.), Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights, Oxford University Press, 2014, 360pp., $39.95 (pbk), ISBN
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Question of free will

Freedom from all constraints is no freedom at all. True liberty lies in responsibility. We are defined by the commitments we keep…
Freedom from all constraints is no freedom at all. True liberty lies in responsibility. We are defined by the commitments we keep… [More]

On V.S. Naipaul

The Naipaul Question. How does a writer become so protean – sympathetic and vile, attractive and repulsive, wounder and wounded?…
The Naipaul Question. How does a writer become so protean – sympathetic and vile, attractive and repulsive, wounder and wounded?… [More]

Chan Buddhism

[New Entry by Peter Hershock on April 1, 2015.] The Chan School (Chan zong, 禪宗) is an indigenous form of Chinese Buddhism that developed beginning in the sixth century CE and subsequently spread to
[New Entry by Peter Hershock on April 1, 2015.] The Chan School (Chan zong, 禪宗) is an indigenous form of Chinese Buddhism that developed beginning in the sixth century CE and subsequently spread to [More]

Inverted Qualia

[Revised entry by Alex Byrne on April 1, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Qualia inversion thought experiments are ubiquitous in contemporary philosophy of mind (largely due to the
[Revised entry by Alex Byrne on April 1, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Qualia inversion thought experiments are ubiquitous in contemporary philosophy of mind (largely due to the [More]

Lecturer

Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  University of Toronto,
Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  University of Toronto, [More]

Does Religious Freedom Justify Discrimination?

  The scene is a bakery in a small town in Indiana. Ralph and Sally, a married couple, run the Straight Bakery with the aid of the pretty young Ruth. Dr. Janet and her fiancé Andrea enter the
  The scene is a bakery in a small town in Indiana. Ralph and Sally, a married couple, run the Straight Bakery with the aid of the pretty young Ruth. Dr. Janet and her fiancé Andrea enter the [More]

Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

2015.04.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas Schramme (ed.), Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity, MIT Press, 2014, 335pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN
2015.04.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas Schramme (ed.), Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity, MIT Press, 2014, 335pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]