Impassioned Belief

2014.10.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Ridge, Impassioned Belief, Oxford University Press, 2014, 264pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199682669. Reviewed by
2014.10.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Ridge, Impassioned Belief, Oxford University Press, 2014, 264pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199682669. Reviewed by [More]

Sartre, Camus, and the Nobel Prize

The 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature was a crown without a king. Sartre’s refusal was not personal. It was metaphysical…
The 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature was a crown without a king. Sartre’s refusal was not personal. It was metaphysical… [More]

Finding poetry in computers

Machines can defeat chess masters, but can they create literature? The age of the computer as author, the “computhor,” is nigh…
Machines can defeat chess masters, but can they create literature? The age of the computer as author, the “computhor,” is nigh… [More]

The western model is broken

Ideas like development and progress have swept the world and left ruin in their wake, taking with them the West’s moral authority…
Ideas like development and progress have swept the world and left ruin in their wake, taking with them the West’s moral authority… [More]

Professional Philosophers' Susceptibility to Order Effects and Framing Effects in Evaluating Moral Dilemmas

Fiery Cushman and I have a new paper in draft, exploring the question of whether professional philosophers' judgments about moral dilemmas are less influenced than non-philosophers' by factors such
Fiery Cushman and I have a new paper in draft, exploring the question of whether professional philosophers' judgments about moral dilemmas are less influenced than non-philosophers' by factors such [More]

Richard Swinburne Lecture: Why ‘God Exists’ is Good News

This lecture will take place in Toronto on November 3rd. All are welcome to attend. It will also be live-streamed on the web. For details, see: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html. Title:
This lecture will take place in Toronto on November 3rd. All are welcome to attend. It will also be live-streamed on the web. For details, see: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html. Title: [More]

Intentionality

[Revised entry by Pierre Jacob on October 15, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Intentionality is the power of minds to be about, to represent, or to stand for, things, properties and
[Revised entry by Pierre Jacob on October 15, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Intentionality is the power of minds to be about, to represent, or to stand for, things, properties and [More]

Voter Fraud Protection or Voter Suppression?

One essential aspect of a democracy is the right of each citizen to vote. This also includes the right to have her vote count. One aspect of protecting this right is to ensure that voter fraud does
One essential aspect of a democracy is the right of each citizen to vote. This also includes the right to have her vote count. One aspect of protecting this right is to ensure that voter fraud does [More]

Philosophy and Its History: Aims and Methods in the Study of Early Modern Philosophy

2014.10.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mogens Lærke, Justin E. H. Smith, and Eric Schliesser (eds.), Philosophy and Its History: Aims and Methods in the Study of Early
2014.10.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mogens Lærke, Justin E. H. Smith, and Eric Schliesser (eds.), Philosophy and Its History: Aims and Methods in the Study of Early [More]

Philosophical Expertise?

There is no such thing. I have a paper on the expertise defense forthcoming in Metaphilosophy that may be of interest to readers of the blog. Three Arguments against the Expertise Defense
There is no such thing. I have a paper on the expertise defense forthcoming in Metaphilosophy that may be of interest to readers of the blog. Three Arguments against the Expertise Defense [More]