George Boole

[Revised entry by Stanley Burris on April 14, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] George Boole (1815 - 1864) was an English mathematician and a founder of the algebraic tradition in logic.
[Revised entry by Stanley Burris on April 14, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] George Boole (1815 - 1864) was an English mathematician and a founder of the algebraic tradition in logic. [More]

Men, Women, Business & Ethics

On 4/9/2014 NPR did a short report on the question of why there are fewer women in business than men. This difference begins in business school and, not surprisingly, continues forward. The report
On 4/9/2014 NPR did a short report on the question of why there are fewer women in business than men. This difference begins in business school and, not surprisingly, continues forward. The report [More]

How Dante Saved My Life

At the age of 46, depressed and aimless, Rod Dreher read the Divine Comedy. In Dante’s tale of of psychological crisis, Dreher found a way out of his own…
At the age of 46, depressed and aimless, Rod Dreher read the Divine Comedy. In Dante’s tale of of psychological crisis, Dreher found a way out of his own… [More]

The art world we deserve?

In the age of Hirst and Koons, businessmen artists and biennales thrive while museums struggle. Every era gets the art it deserves…
In the age of Hirst and Koons, businessmen artists and biennales thrive while museums struggle. Every era gets the art it deserves… [More]

Charlie Chaplin, monster

Charlie Chaplin was a suspicious and angry man. His hubris had no limits, nor his interest in young women. Did he inspire Nabokov’s Lolita?…
Charlie Chaplin was a suspicious and angry man. His hubris had no limits, nor his interest in young women. Did he inspire Nabokov’s Lolita?… [More]

Principles of Non-Philosophy

2014.04.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews François Laruelle, Principles of Non-Philosophy, Nicola Rubczak and Anthony Paul Smith (trs.), Bloomsbury, 2013,
2014.04.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews François Laruelle, Principles of Non-Philosophy, Nicola Rubczak and Anthony Paul Smith (trs.), Bloomsbury, 2013, [More]

Question about Emotion - Allen Stairs responds

If there are 201 nations worldwide how can we all be proud of our nations. What is the point in having pride in your nation? Is it because it feels good? Response from: Allen Stairs Suppose that
If there are 201 nations worldwide how can we all be proud of our nations. What is the point in having pride in your nation? Is it because it feels good? Response from: Allen Stairs Suppose that [More]

Géraud de Cordemoy

[Revised entry by Fred Ablondi on April 13, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Geraud de Cordemoy (1626 - 1684) was one of the more important Cartesian philosophers during the decades
[Revised entry by Fred Ablondi on April 13, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Geraud de Cordemoy (1626 - 1684) was one of the more important Cartesian philosophers during the decades [More]

Question about Euthanasia - Oliver Leaman responds

Greeting's oh wise one's, my question ... How is it morally correct to put a very sick animal" out of it's misery" yet not accord the same privilege to a Human who has no chance of recovery ? What
Greeting's oh wise one's, my question ... How is it morally correct to put a very sick animal" out of it's misery" yet not accord the same privilege to a Human who has no chance of recovery ? What [More]

Against world literature

“World literature” is a fraught term, tied as it is to the economic structures of a globalized world. For it or against it: Let’s have that debate. But first: What is it?…
“World literature” is a fraught term, tied as it is to the economic structures of a globalized world. For it or against it: Let’s have that debate. But first: What is it?… [More]