Reign of the robots

Human cognition in the age of digital automation: “What if the cost of machines that think is people who don’t?”…
Human cognition in the age of digital automation: “What if the cost of machines that think is people who don’t?”… [More]

Virtue of Scientific Thinking

Science once had moral authority. But today, with scientism resurgent, skepticism reigns. The cost is paid by all of us…
Science once had moral authority. But today, with scientism resurgent, skepticism reigns. The cost is paid by all of us… [More]

Who Was the Marquis de Sade?

120 Days, once hidden in a wall of the Bastille, is one of the most valuable manuscripts on earth. And its author, the Marquis de Sade, has become a hero in the country that once scorned him…
120 Days, once hidden in a wall of the Bastille, is one of the most valuable manuscripts on earth. And its author, the Marquis de Sade, has become a hero in the country that once scorned him… [More]

The World of Freedom: Heidegger, Foucault, and the Politics of Historical Ontology

2015.01.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert Nichols, The World of Freedom: Heidegger, Foucault, and the Politics of Historical Ontology, Stanford University Press,
2015.01.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert Nichols, The World of Freedom: Heidegger, Foucault, and the Politics of Historical Ontology, Stanford University Press, [More]

Methodological Individualism

[Revised entry by Joseph Heath on January 21, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] This doctrine was introduced as a methodological precept for the social sciences by Max Weber, most
[Revised entry by Joseph Heath on January 21, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] This doctrine was introduced as a methodological precept for the social sciences by Max Weber, most [More]

Ernst Bloch and His Contemporaries: Locating Utopian Messianism

2015.01.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ivan Boldyrev, Ernst Bloch and His Contemporaries: Locating Utopian Messianism, Bloomsbury, 2014, 201pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN
2015.01.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ivan Boldyrev, Ernst Bloch and His Contemporaries: Locating Utopian Messianism, Bloomsbury, 2014, 201pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Mind

2015.01.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Uriah Kriegel (ed.), Current Controversies in Philosophy of Mind, Routledge, 2014, 250pp., $33.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415530873.
2015.01.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Uriah Kriegel (ed.), Current Controversies in Philosophy of Mind, Routledge, 2014, 250pp., $33.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415530873. [More]

Houellebecq’s Francophobic satire

Michel Houellebecq is not a polemicist but a satirist. And his target is not Islam but spineless French intellectuals…
Michel Houellebecq is not a polemicist but a satirist. And his target is not Islam but spineless French intellectuals… [More]

History of lying

Here’s the thing about lying: We all do it – three times in every 10 minutes of conversation – while finding it the most blameworthy of acts…
Here’s the thing about lying: We all do it – three times in every 10 minutes of conversation – while finding it the most blameworthy of acts… [More]

On Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, drama queen. Rejected in love, he threatened to burn his hand. When broke, he cajoled and guilt-tripped his brother for money…
Vincent van Gogh, drama queen. Rejected in love, he threatened to burn his hand. When broke, he cajoled and guilt-tripped his brother for money… [More]