In defence of moral experts

I’m no expert. Still, I reckon the notorious claim made by Michael Gove, a leading campaigner for Britain to leave the European Union, that the nation had had enough of experts, will dog him for the
I’m no expert. Still, I reckon the notorious claim made by Michael Gove, a leading campaigner for Britain to leave the European Union, that the nation had had enough of experts, will dog him for the [More]

Don’t Say the C Words

Embed from Getty Images While weather disasters have always plagued humanity, there has been a clear recent uptick in such events. Naturally, the greater scope of these disasters is due partially to
Embed from Getty Images While weather disasters have always plagued humanity, there has been a clear recent uptick in such events. Naturally, the greater scope of these disasters is due partially to [More]

Sticking my oar in, or catching and letting go of the crab

Last week some space was devoted to the crawling, scratching crab, so that perhaps enlarging on the topic “Crab in Idioms” may not be quite out of place. The plural in the previous sentence is an
Last week some space was devoted to the crawling, scratching crab, so that perhaps enlarging on the topic “Crab in Idioms” may not be quite out of place. The plural in the previous sentence is an [More]

<strong>Making sense of Mahler</strong>. His symphonies burst with seemingly incoherent themes and moods. The immensity of his productions are a problem -- and a gift&nbsp;

Making sense of Mahler. His symphonies burst with seemingly incoherent themes and moods. The immensity of his productions are a problem -- and a
Making sense of Mahler. His symphonies burst with seemingly incoherent themes and moods. The immensity of his productions are a problem -- and a [More]

1862 was a low point for <strong>Marx</strong>. Europe had taken a conservative turn. He was obscure and in poor health. So he pursued a new career: railway clerk

1862 was a low point for Marx. Europe had taken a conservative turn. He was obscure and in poor health. So he pursued a new career: railway
1862 was a low point for Marx. Europe had taken a conservative turn. He was obscure and in poor health. So he pursued a new career: railway [More]

<strong>On creepiness</strong>. Clowns, taxidermists, and funeral directors: We think they're odd &mdash; but why? Perhaps they pose a threat. Or perhaps they simply transgress the natural order

On creepiness. Clowns, taxidermists, and funeral directors: We think they&#39;re odd &amp;mdash; but why? Perhaps they pose a threat. Or perhaps they simply transgress the natural
On creepiness. Clowns, taxidermists, and funeral directors: We think they're odd — but why? Perhaps they pose a threat. Or perhaps they simply transgress the natural [More]

Smartphones haven't made us happier, but they've made us less aware of our unhappiness, says <strong>Andrew Sullivan</strong>. "There is no dark night of the soul anymore that isn&rsquo;t lit with the flicker of the screen"&nbsp;

Smartphones haven&#39;t made us happier, but they&#39;ve made us less aware of our unhappiness, says Andrew Sullivan. &quot;There is no dark night of the soul anymore that isn&amp;rsquo;t lit with the flicker of the
Smartphones haven't made us happier, but they've made us less aware of our unhappiness, says Andrew Sullivan. "There is no dark night of the soul anymore that isn’t lit with the flicker of the [More]

<strong>Jean Cocteau</strong> was a novelist, dandy, designer, and provocateur. How to make sense of his life? A thousand-page book takes on all of his parts

Jean Cocteau was a novelist, dandy, designer, and provocateur. How to make sense of his life? A thousand-page book takes on all of his
Jean Cocteau was a novelist, dandy, designer, and provocateur. How to make sense of his life? A thousand-page book takes on all of his [More]

<strong>Charles Murray</strong> is pessimistic about the state of American politics: The future belongs to authoritarians of the left and the right

Charles Murray is pessimistic about the state of American politics: The future belongs to authoritarians of the left and the
Charles Murray is pessimistic about the state of American politics: The future belongs to authoritarians of the left and the [More]

Reality Making

2016.09.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Jago (ed.), Reality Making, Oxford University Press, 2016, 200pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198755722. Reviewed by Ricki
2016.09.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Jago (ed.), Reality Making, Oxford University Press, 2016, 200pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198755722. Reviewed by Ricki [More]