Cosmology and Theology

[Revised entry by Hans Halvorson and Helge Kragh on April 5, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] As long as humans have been trying to make sense of the universe, they have been proposing
[Revised entry by Hans Halvorson and Helge Kragh on April 5, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] As long as humans have been trying to make sense of the universe, they have been proposing [More]

Logical Empiricism

[Revised entry by Richard Creath on April 5, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Logical empiricism is a philosophic movement rather than a set of doctrines, and it flourished in the 1920s
[Revised entry by Richard Creath on April 5, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Logical empiricism is a philosophic movement rather than a set of doctrines, and it flourished in the 1920s [More]

How to <strong>think like a philosopher</strong>: Consider contrary cases, test grandiose claims with extreme examples, accept that it&rsquo;s rare to prove anything conclusively

How to think like a philosopher: Consider contrary cases, test grandiose claims with extreme examples, accept that it&amp;rsquo;s rare to prove anything
How to think like a philosopher: Consider contrary cases, test grandiose claims with extreme examples, accept that it’s rare to prove anything [More]

Rarely has so much catastrophe been crammed into one biography. <strong>Czeslaw Milosz</strong>, who died at 93, came to see life as an honorable defeat

Rarely has so much catastrophe been crammed into one biography. Czeslaw Milosz, who died at 93, came to see life as an honorable
Rarely has so much catastrophe been crammed into one biography. Czeslaw Milosz, who died at 93, came to see life as an honorable [More]

In some cultures, <strong>shyness is a virtue</strong>, a sign of refinement. But it befuddled Darwin, who didn't see any benefit to our species

In some cultures, shyness is a virtue, a sign of refinement. But it befuddled Darwin, who didn&#39;t see any benefit to our
In some cultures, shyness is a virtue, a sign of refinement. But it befuddled Darwin, who didn't see any benefit to our [More]

The Epistemic Dimensions of Ignorance

2017.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rik Peels and Martijn Blaauw (eds.), The Epistemic Dimensions of Ignorance, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 217pp., $99.99
2017.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rik Peels and Martijn Blaauw (eds.), The Epistemic Dimensions of Ignorance, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 217pp., $99.99 [More]

Freud envisioned civilization&rsquo;s advances bringing <strong>not happiness but unassuaged guilt.</strong> That's one explanation for the prestige of victims in the contemporary world

Freud envisioned civilization&amp;rsquo;s advances bringing not happiness but unassuaged guilt. That&#39;s one explanation for the prestige of victims in the contemporary
Freud envisioned civilization’s advances bringing not happiness but unassuaged guilt. That's one explanation for the prestige of victims in the contemporary [More]

In the humanities, it&rsquo;s not contemplation but speed that seems to matter now. Fast and efficient should not be <strong>how we look at art</strong>

In the humanities, it&amp;rsquo;s not contemplation but speed that seems to matter now. Fast and efficient should not be how we look at
In the humanities, it’s not contemplation but speed that seems to matter now. Fast and efficient should not be how we look at [More]

Think of a big, popular history book written by a woman other than Mary Beard. How to explain this <strong>persistent gender disparity?</strong> A few theories

Think of a big, popular history book written by a woman other than Mary Beard. How to explain this persistent gender disparity? A few
Think of a big, popular history book written by a woman other than Mary Beard. How to explain this persistent gender disparity? A few [More]

Perspectives on Ignorance from Moral and Social Philosophy

2017.04.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rik Peels (ed.), Perspectives on Ignorance from Moral and Social Philosophy, Routledge, 2017, 246pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN
2017.04.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rik Peels (ed.), Perspectives on Ignorance from Moral and Social Philosophy, Routledge, 2017, 246pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]