The Quest for the Good Life: Ancient Philosophers on Happiness

2016.06.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Øyvind Rabbås, Eyjólfur K. Emilsson, Hallvard Fossheim, and Miira Tuominen (eds.), The Quest for the Good Life: Ancient
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Philolaus

[Revised entry by Carl Huffman on June 16, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Philolaus of Croton, in southern Italy, was a Greek philosopher/scientist, who lived from ca. 470 to ca. 385
[Revised entry by Carl Huffman on June 16, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Philolaus of Croton, in southern Italy, was a Greek philosopher/scientist, who lived from ca. 470 to ca. 385 [More]

On deep learning, artificial neural networks, artificial life, and good old-fashioned AI

In the second part of her Q&A, Maggie Boden, Research Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex and one of the best known figures in the field of Artificial Intelligence,
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Wallace Stevens, Vladimir Nabokov, David Lynch &mdash; why do artists <strong>swoon over snow</strong>? From its seductive nothingness to its narcotic effects, snow manifests a state of mind

Wallace Stevens, Vladimir Nabokov, David Lynch &amp;mdash; why do artists swoon over snow? From its seductive nothingness to its narcotic effects, snow manifests a state of
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We need our hands to do something, to keep busy. Cultures are transformed when we change what we <strong>do with our hands</strong>. Here's how it happens

We need our hands to do something, to keep busy. Cultures are transformed when we change what we do with our hands. Here&#39;s how it
We need our hands to do something, to keep busy. Cultures are transformed when we change what we do with our hands. Here's how it [More]

Over the past two centuries, the average person has been enriched by as much as 9,900 percent. This resulted from <strong>ideas</strong>, not the accumulation of capital.

Over the past two centuries, the average person has been enriched by as much as 9,900 percent. This resulted from ideas, not the accumulation of
Over the past two centuries, the average person has been enriched by as much as 9,900 percent. This resulted from ideas, not the accumulation of [More]

Ineffability and its Metaphysics: The Unspeakable in Art, Religion, and Philosophy

2016.06.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Silvia Jonas, Ineffability and its Metaphysics: The Unspeakable in Art, Religion, and Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016,
2016.06.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Silvia Jonas, Ineffability and its Metaphysics: The Unspeakable in Art, Religion, and Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, [More]

CFP: 1st Midwest Experimental and Theoretical Association Conference

Many contemporary experimental philosophers endorse a broad conception of experimental philosophy according to which one is doing experimental philosophy whenever one uses empirical methods and
Many contemporary experimental philosophers endorse a broad conception of experimental philosophy according to which one is doing experimental philosophy whenever one uses empirical methods and [More]

Yes, the humanities are embattled and the sciences are deemed useful. But if science is a way of life and not just a body of knowledge, it needs <strong>liberal education</strong>

Yes, the humanities are embattled and the sciences are deemed useful. But if science is a way of life and not just a body of knowledge, it needs liberal
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Al-Farabi's Philosophy of Society and Religion

[New Entry by Nadja Germann on June 15, 2016.] While al-Farabi does not have a specific term for &#39;philosophy of religion&#39;, he does in fact have one which can more or less literally be translated as
[New Entry by Nadja Germann on June 15, 2016.] While al-Farabi does not have a specific term for 'philosophy of religion', he does in fact have one which can more or less literally be translated as [More]