Their history is a catalog of lust, sex, theft, betrayal, and degradation. Characters are dangerous and damaged. Pulp novels? No, <strong>libraries</strong>

Their history is a catalog of lust, sex, theft, betrayal, and degradation. Characters are dangerous and damaged. Pulp novels? No,
Their history is a catalog of lust, sex, theft, betrayal, and degradation. Characters are dangerous and damaged. Pulp novels? No, [More]

Gunk as you never knew it

&amp;#8220;Is everything entirely made up of atoms?…Or is everything made up of atomless &amp;#8216;gunk&amp;#8217;—as Lewis (1991: 20) calls it—that divides forever into smaller and smaller parts?&amp;#8221;
“Is everything entirely made up of atoms?…Or is everything made up of atomless ‘gunk’—as Lewis (1991: 20) calls it—that divides forever into smaller and smaller parts?” [More]

How well do you know Sir Karl Raimund Popper? [quiz]

This &#160;August, the OUP Philosophy team honours Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902–1994) as their Philosopher of the Month. A British (Austrian-born) philosopher, Popper’s considerable reputation comes
This  August, the OUP Philosophy team honours Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902–1994) as their Philosopher of the Month. A British (Austrian-born) philosopher, Popper’s considerable reputation comes [More]

The e-book of <em>The Godfather</em> amounts to a million bytes. A picture of Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone: 35,000 bytes. We know this thanks to <strong>Claude Shannon</strong>

The e-book of The Godfather amounts to a million bytes. A picture of Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone: 35,000 bytes. We know this thanks to Claude
The e-book of The Godfather amounts to a million bytes. A picture of Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone: 35,000 bytes. We know this thanks to Claude [More]

How books are read is as important as what&rsquo;s in them. <strong>Reading out loud</strong>, for instance, was seen as a defense against the "seductive, enervating dangers" of sentimental novels

How books are read is as important as what&amp;rsquo;s in them. Reading out loud, for instance, was seen as a defense against the &quot;seductive, enervating dangers&quot; of sentimental
How books are read is as important as what’s in them. Reading out loud, for instance, was seen as a defense against the "seductive, enervating dangers" of sentimental [More]

A few years after the death of <strong>Degas</strong>, his renown was at its peak. Then a former model revealed his violence, anti-Semitism, and artistic impotence

A few years after the death of Degas, his renown was at its peak. Then a former model revealed his violence, anti-Semitism, and artistic
A few years after the death of Degas, his renown was at its peak. Then a former model revealed his violence, anti-Semitism, and artistic [More]

Evolution

[Revised entry by Roberta L. Millstein on August 25, 2017. Changes to: 0] Evolution in its contemporary meaning in biology typically refers to the changes in the proportions of biological types in
[Revised entry by Roberta L. Millstein on August 25, 2017. Changes to: 0] Evolution in its contemporary meaning in biology typically refers to the changes in the proportions of biological types in [More]

Johann Gottfried von Herder

[Revised entry by Michael Forster on August 25, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html] Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744 - 1803) is a philosopher of the first importance. This
[Revised entry by Michael Forster on August 25, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html] Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744 - 1803) is a philosopher of the first importance. This [More]

Gun Drones

Taking the obvious step in done technology, Duke Robotics has developed a small armed drone called the Tikad. One weapon loadout is an assault rifle that can be fired by the human operator of the
Taking the obvious step in done technology, Duke Robotics has developed a small armed drone called the Tikad. One weapon loadout is an assault rifle that can be fired by the human operator of the [More]

What can the Zombie Apocalypse teach us about ourselves? [Video]

Like war stories, like disaster films, like any kind of narrative that revolts and scares yet also delights us, the Zombie Apocalypse offers a laboratory for observing human emotion and experience.
Like war stories, like disaster films, like any kind of narrative that revolts and scares yet also delights us, the Zombie Apocalypse offers a laboratory for observing human emotion and experience. [More]