<strong>Atheists in antiquity</strong>. What did Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris learn from Diagoras of Melos, the first known atheist? Not much

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Plato's Animals: Gadflies, Horses, Swans, and Other Philosophical Beasts

2016.02.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeremy Bell and Michael Naas (eds.), Plato&#39;s Animals: Gadflies, Horses, Swans, and Other Philosophical Beasts, Indiana University
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<strong>Joan Didion</strong> is our Mother of Sorrows, our Saint Joan. Only she isn't. She&rsquo;s cool-eyed and coldblooded. That's her genius

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Moral Reasoning in a Pluralistic World

2016.02.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Patricia Marino, Moral Reasoning in a Pluralistic World, McGill-Queen&#39;s University Press, 2015, 201pp., $27.95 (pbk), ISBN
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<strong><em>Infinite Jest</em></strong> is 20 years old and shows its age. So why does the novel still feel so electrically alive? A few theories

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<strong>Moriz Scheyer</strong> was a central figure in Vienna in the 1930s: friend of Mahler, Schnitzler, and Zweig. His wartime diary has been rediscovered

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Beckett's Words: The Promise of Happiness in a Time of Mourning

2016.02.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Kleinberg-Levin, Beckett&#39;s Words: The Promise of Happiness in a Time of Mourning, Bloomsbury, 2015, 313pp., $29.95 (pbk),
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Against Individualism: A Confucian Rethinking of the Foundations of Morality, Politics, Family, and Religion

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The identity museum has become so pervasive, its rules so rigid, that it's almost never commented upon. Then there are <strong>Jewish museums</strong>

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If Ezra Pound is remembered, it shouldn't be because of his <strong>rambling and tedious</strong> <em>Cantos</em>. No surprise, given the author&rsquo;s imperviousness to introspection

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