On philology

Once broad and expansive, the humanities are now reserved for narrow academic purists. Just look what happened to the philology…
Once broad and expansive, the humanities are now reserved for narrow academic purists. Just look what happened to the philology… [More]

Notes on Sontag

College at 15, marriage at 17, a son at 19: What does that suggest about Susan Sontag? “Eagerness to grow up. I hated being a child”…
College at 15, marriage at 17, a son at 19: What does that suggest about Susan Sontag? “Eagerness to grow up. I hated being a child”… [More]

Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy

2014.09.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marina Berzins McCoy, Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy, Oxford University
2014.09.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marina Berzins McCoy, Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy, Oxford University [More]

Philosophy - Assistant Professor

Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  University at Albany (State University of New
Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  University at Albany (State University of New [More]

Call for Submissions: Paradise Project Essay Proposal Contest

Submissions are invited for The Paradise Project Essay Proposal Contest. Authors of winning essay proposals will have expenses paid to present full drafts of their essays at a Project Conference on
Submissions are invited for The Paradise Project Essay Proposal Contest. Authors of winning essay proposals will have expenses paid to present full drafts of their essays at a Project Conference on [More]

An Obligation to Abort? Moral Guidance vs. Reaction

Dawkins was widely condemned for his tweet a couple of weeks ago claiming that it would be "immoral" not to abort a fetus with Down Syndrome. The claim seems pretty implausible on its face if
Dawkins was widely condemned for his tweet a couple of weeks ago claiming that it would be "immoral" not to abort a fetus with Down Syndrome. The claim seems pretty implausible on its face if [More]

Jean Bodin

[Revised entry by Mario Turchetti on September 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Jean Bodin (1529/30 - 1596) was a lawyer, economist, natural philosopher, historian, and one of the
[Revised entry by Mario Turchetti on September 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Jean Bodin (1529/30 - 1596) was a lawyer, economist, natural philosopher, historian, and one of the [More]

Epistemic closure and folk epistemology

Consider this case: When Maxwell arrives at work in the morning, he always parks in one of two spots: C8 or D8. Half the time he parks in C8, and half the time he parks in D8. Today Maxwell parked
Consider this case: When Maxwell arrives at work in the morning, he always parks in one of two spots: C8 or D8. Half the time he parks in C8, and half the time he parks in D8. Today Maxwell parked [More]

Descartes' Life and Works

[Revised entry by Kurt Smith on September 6, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, history.html, tenglish.html] Descartes has been heralded as the first modern philosopher. He is famous for
[Revised entry by Kurt Smith on September 6, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, history.html, tenglish.html] Descartes has been heralded as the first modern philosopher. He is famous for [More]

Question about Consciousness, Mathematics - William Rapaport responds

Is there a role of mathematics in the development of human consciousness? Response from: William Rapaport In addition to Hofstadter's wonderful writings, you might also be interested in work done
Is there a role of mathematics in the development of human consciousness? Response from: William Rapaport In addition to Hofstadter's wonderful writings, you might also be interested in work done [More]