In search of immortality

Fame is the basic demand of our age. Attention must be paid to tweets, posts, pictures. Literary fame is a different beast, though no less grubby…
Fame is the basic demand of our age. Attention must be paid to tweets, posts, pictures. Literary fame is a different beast, though no less grubby… [More]

Auden and politics

In the 1930s, Auden got involved in the Spanish Civil War. It didn’t go well, and he retreated to his poetry. Why? “Poetry makes nothing happen”…
In the 1930s, Auden got involved in the Spanish Civil War. It didn’t go well, and he retreated to his poetry. Why? “Poetry makes nothing happen”… [More]

Novel as Protestant Art

The history of literature is not tidy, and the path of the modern novel is particularly long and improbable. Can its origins be traced to Protestantism?…
The history of literature is not tidy, and the path of the modern novel is particularly long and improbable. Can its origins be traced to Protestantism?… [More]

Jobs: Philosophical Theology (University of Birmingham)

These posts are advertised as part of the Birmingham Fellowship scheme. They are permanent academic posts for outstanding junior academics, which start with five years of protected time for
These posts are advertised as part of the Birmingham Fellowship scheme. They are permanent academic posts for outstanding junior academics, which start with five years of protected time for [More]

Compatibilism

[Revised entry by Michael McKenna and D. Justin Coates on February 25, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html, supplement.html] Compatibilism offers a solution to the free will
[Revised entry by Michael McKenna and D. Justin Coates on February 25, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html, supplement.html] Compatibilism offers a solution to the free will [More]

I’m Not a Person: Five Reasons

Let’s say someone is a person if and only if he possesses self-awareness, consciousness, rationality, the ability to communicate, and so on.[1] Call that the standard view. The standard view
Let’s say someone is a person if and only if he possesses self-awareness, consciousness, rationality, the ability to communicate, and so on.[1] Call that the standard view. The standard view [More]

Could Black Panther be White?

While there is an established history of superhero characters having their ethnicity or gender changed, each specific episode tends to create a small uproar (and not just among the fanfolk). For
While there is an established history of superhero characters having their ethnicity or gender changed, each specific episode tends to create a small uproar (and not just among the fanfolk). For [More]

A Philosophy of Freedom

2015.02.36 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lars Svendsen, A Philosophy of Freedom, Kerri Pierce (tr.), Reaktion Books, 2014, 287pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781780233703.
2015.02.36 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lars Svendsen, A Philosophy of Freedom, Kerri Pierce (tr.), Reaktion Books, 2014, 287pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781780233703. [More]

Social Dynamics

2015.02.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Brian Skyrms, Social Dynamics, Oxford University Press, 2014, 339pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780199652839. Reviewed by Cédric
2015.02.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Brian Skyrms, Social Dynamics, Oxford University Press, 2014, 339pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780199652839. Reviewed by Cédric [More]

Man who made Monet

Impressionism was saved from obscurity not by Monet, Pissarro, or Renoir, but by a French expat in London named Paul Durand-Ruel…
Impressionism was saved from obscurity not by Monet, Pissarro, or Renoir, but by a French expat in London named Paul Durand-Ruel… [More]