Evolution is &ldquo;biased towards the marvelous,&rdquo; says <strong>Thomas Nagel</strong>. Just picture it: &ldquo;the universe gradually waking up and becoming aware of itself&rdquo;

Evolution is &amp;ldquo;biased towards the marvelous,&amp;rdquo; says Thomas Nagel. Just picture it: &amp;ldquo;the universe gradually waking up and becoming aware of
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Used to be that any self-respecting member of the literati tried to sound English, not American. Then, in only 15 months, <strong>Yankee diction</strong> conquered the world

Used to be that any self-respecting member of the literati tried to sound English, not American. Then, in only 15 months, Yankee diction conquered the
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Moral Aims: Essays on the Importance of Getting It Right and Practicing Morality with Others

2016.06.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Cheshire Calhoun, Moral Aims: Essays on the Importance of Getting It Right and Practicing Morality with Others, Oxford University
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Philosophy of Medicine

[New Entry by Julian Reiss and Rachel A. Ankeny on June 6, 2016.] Philosophy of medicine is a field that seeks to explore fundamental issues in theory, research, and practice within the health
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Ten under-appreciated ancient thinkers [timeline]

The influence and wisdom from ancient philosophers like Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato is undeniable. But how well do you know the life and works of Macrina, Philo of Alexandria, or Gorgias?
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Heidegger and the Myth of a Jewish World Conspiracy

2016.06.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Trawny, Heidegger and the Myth of a Jewish World Conspiracy, Andrew J. Mitchell (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2015,
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<em>The Price of Salt</em>, adapted into the film <em>Carol</em>, depicts the beginnings of the kind of lesbian relationship <strong>Patricia Highsmith </strong>herself could never enjoy

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When Joe Gould was immortalized by <strong>Joseph Mitchell</strong>, both their lives became mired in mythology. Then Jill Lepore decided to poke around

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For most of human history, ideas and arguments were spoken and not written. We've lost touch with these <strong>aural forms of thought </strong>and knowledge

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Ponderings II-VI: Black Notebooks 1931-1938

2016.06.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martin Heidegger, Ponderings II-VI: Black Notebooks 1931-1938, Richard Rojcewicz (tr.), Indiana University Press, 2016, 388pp.,
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