Poste d’assistant-e de philosophie ancienne

Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  Department of Philosophy, University of
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Question about Children, Ethics, Religion - Oliver Leaman responds

Is it fair to label childhood religious indoctrination as abuse ? at the moment in any given society it's seen as the norm , I often wonder will future generations look back in astonishment at this
Is it fair to label childhood religious indoctrination as abuse ? at the moment in any given society it's seen as the norm , I often wonder will future generations look back in astonishment at this [More]

Therapeutic effects of poetry

A poem can amuse, disconcert, enlighten, or reassure in moments of crisis. But can a poem be medicine?…
A poem can amuse, disconcert, enlighten, or reassure in moments of crisis. But can a poem be medicine?… [More]

Virgil Thomson, composer and critic

The music critic Virgil Thomson once saw himself as the world’s most famous living composer. If only for a season…
The music critic Virgil Thomson once saw himself as the world’s most famous living composer. If only for a season… [More]

I.B. Singer and His Women

Isaac Bashevis Singer and his women. The Yiddish writer bragged about “his harem” of translators. They were his muses. And maybe his lovers…
Isaac Bashevis Singer and his women. The Yiddish writer bragged about “his harem” of translators. They were his muses. And maybe his lovers… [More]

Should Two Year Colleges Be Free?

While Germany has embraced free four year college education for its citizens, President Obama has made a more modest proposal to make community college free for Americans. He is modeling his plan on
While Germany has embraced free four year college education for its citizens, President Obama has made a more modest proposal to make community college free for Americans. He is modeling his plan on [More]

Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain

2015.01.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John R. Shook and Tibor Solymosi (eds.), Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain, Bloomsbury, 2014, 254pp.,
2015.01.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John R. Shook and Tibor Solymosi (eds.), Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain, Bloomsbury, 2014, 254pp., [More]

Mystery of consciousness

We know a lot about the brain, but the mystery of consciousness remains elusive. Is this the boundary of what science can explain?…
We know a lot about the brain, but the mystery of consciousness remains elusive. Is this the boundary of what science can explain?… [More]

On Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal was brilliant and insufferable. He seemed without insecurity, shame, guilt, or doubt. He was imperturbable. And miserable…
Gore Vidal was brilliant and insufferable. He seemed without insecurity, shame, guilt, or doubt. He was imperturbable. And miserable… [More]

Bonfire of the Humanities

Facts are standard fare for historians, but intellectual fashions are what entices them: nationalism, Marxism, postmodernism, globalization…
Facts are standard fare for historians, but intellectual fashions are what entices them: nationalism, Marxism, postmodernism, globalization… [More]