Corporate Inversion

Corporate inversion is a strategy in which a corporation (usually one located in the United States) merges with a foreign corporation and then shifts its income from its original country.  The usual
Corporate inversion is a strategy in which a corporation (usually one located in the United States) merges with a foreign corporation and then shifts its income from its original country.  The usual [More]

Is Philosophy Relevant in an Age of Science?

Criticizing philosophy has become de rigueur even among (former) philosophers these days. The main gist of these criticisms is that philosophy hasn't and can't keep up with the hard sciences in the knowledge-acquisition game. Our friends over at the Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) took this problem to the debate floor in a recent video.
Criticizing philosophy has become de rigueur even among (former) philosophers these days. The main gist of these criticisms is that philosophy hasn't and can't keep up with the hard sciences in the knowledge-acquisition game. Our friends over at the Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) took this problem to the debate floor in a recent video. [More]

Thing Theory

Object lessons. A rusty, pock-marked milk can, a sculpture of two hands, an ivory figurine: Things loom large as other gods seem to fail…
Object lessons. A rusty, pock-marked milk can, a sculpture of two hands, an ivory figurine: Things loom large as other gods seem to fail… [More]

Benjamins

Proto deconstructionist, media theorist, fiery communist, hash-smoking Jewish mystic: Each reader finds the Walter Benjamin they deserve…
Proto deconstructionist, media theorist, fiery communist, hash-smoking Jewish mystic: Each reader finds the Walter Benjamin they deserve… [More]

Joseph Epstein

Literary critic as a young hellion. Joseph Epstein was seduced by the “lush air of corruption” the surrounded women like Leona, a heroin-addicted prostitute…
Literary critic as a young hellion. Joseph Epstein was seduced by the “lush air of corruption” the surrounded women like Leona, a heroin-addicted prostitute… [More]

The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism

2014.08.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alan Malachowski (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 378pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN
2014.08.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alan Malachowski (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 378pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN [More]

The Spiritual Automaton: Spinoza's Science of the Mind

2014.08.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eugene Marshall, The Spiritual Automaton: Spinoza's Science of the Mind, Oxford University Press, 2013, 242pp., $65.00 (hbk),
2014.08.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eugene Marshall, The Spiritual Automaton: Spinoza's Science of the Mind, Oxford University Press, 2013, 242pp., $65.00 (hbk), [More]

Thought Experiments

[Revised entry by James Robert Brown and Yiftach Fehige on August 12, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Thought experiments are devices of the imagination used to investigate the nature
[Revised entry by James Robert Brown and Yiftach Fehige on August 12, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Thought experiments are devices of the imagination used to investigate the nature [More]

Books of Interest

As some readers may remember, I used to have a pretty extensive list of books of interst for experimental philosophers in the sidebar. But when I migrated the blog to the new domain, I never went
As some readers may remember, I used to have a pretty extensive list of books of interst for experimental philosophers in the sidebar. But when I migrated the blog to the new domain, I never went [More]

Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

2014.08.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joseph Chan, Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times, Princeton University Press, 2014, 256pp., $35.00
2014.08.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joseph Chan, Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times, Princeton University Press, 2014, 256pp., $35.00 [More]