To see <strong>Shakespeare</strong> performed live is to confront language opaque to a degree that no skilled actor can remediate. For some reason we tolerate this and call it a &ldquo;poetic&rdquo; experience

To see Shakespeare performed live is to confront language opaque to a degree that no skilled actor can remediate. For some reason we tolerate this and call it a &amp;ldquo;poetic&amp;rdquo;
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So you want to have a baby. Why leave anything -- gender, intelligence, personality, propensity for disease -- to chance? Welcome to the future of <strong>sex-free reproduction</strong>

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Do wealth and status turn decent people into incorrigible brutes? An inquiry into the <strong>moral conduct of powerful people</strong>

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The Philosophy of Mary Astell: An Early Modern Theory of Virtue

2016.05.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jacqueline Broad, The Philosophy of Mary Astell: An Early Modern Theory of Virtue, Oxford University Press, 2015, 205pp., $70.00
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Burglars remake the built environment to conform to their own needs, upending basic assumptions about <strong>how buildings work</strong>.

Burglars remake the built environment to conform to their own needs, upending basic assumptions about how buildings
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Hazel Elizabeth Hester was a file clerk, an Air Force veteran, and a hoarder. She was also a <strong>pen pal</strong> of Flannery O&rsquo;Connor and Iris Murdoch

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Hilary Putnam and the mind of Aristotle

Aristotle’s ideas had been dismissed in many quarters of the philosophical world as expressions of a bygone pre-scientific age. But Putnam saw through the dismissive haze to the empirically- and
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Liberating Content

2016.05.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore, Liberating Content, Oxford University Press, 2015, 303pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN
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Advances in Proof-Theoretic Semantics

2016.05.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas Piecha and Peter Schroeder-Heister (eds.), Advances in Proof-Theoretic Semantics, Springer, 2016, 283pp., $59.99 (hbk),
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<strong>Allegory</strong> first appeared in the waning years of the Roman Empire. It is a rich and wonderful literary tradition. And it's being ruined.

Allegory first appeared in the waning years of the Roman Empire. It is a rich and wonderful literary tradition. And it&#39;s being
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