Aristotle called plot "the first principle." Though many revolutions have tried to replace it with intellectual or aesthetic dazzle, <strong>plot always returns</strong>

Aristotle called plot &quot;the first principle.&quot; Though many revolutions have tried to replace it with intellectual or aesthetic dazzle, plot always
Aristotle called plot "the first principle." Though many revolutions have tried to replace it with intellectual or aesthetic dazzle, plot always [More]

<p><strong>Eulogies</strong>&nbsp;are not a genre noted for honesty &mdash;&nbsp;the origin of the word, after all, is &ldquo;to speak well.&rdquo; What are the benefits of truth when speaking of the dead?</p>

Eulogies&amp;nbsp;are not a genre noted for honesty &amp;mdash;&amp;nbsp;the origin of the word, after all, is &amp;ldquo;to speak well.&amp;rdquo; What are the benefits of truth when speaking of the
Eulogies are not a genre noted for honesty — the origin of the word, after all, is “to speak well.” What are the benefits of truth when speaking of the [More]

The Phenomenological Approach to Social Reality: History, Concepts, Problems

2016.08.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alessandro Salice and Hans Bernhard Schmid (eds.), The Phenomenological Approach to Social Reality:&#160;History, Concepts, Problems,
2016.08.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alessandro Salice and Hans Bernhard Schmid (eds.), The Phenomenological Approach to Social Reality: History, Concepts, Problems, [More]

Pierre Bayle was renowned as an advocate of tolerance, intellectual modesty, and the questioning of authority. Now he's a <strong>forgotten hero of the Enlightenment</strong>

Pierre Bayle was renowned as an advocate of tolerance, intellectual modesty, and the questioning of authority. Now he&#39;s a forgotten hero of the
Pierre Bayle was renowned as an advocate of tolerance, intellectual modesty, and the questioning of authority. Now he's a forgotten hero of the [More]

What makes a good campaign slogan?

Slogan-wise, this year’s presidential campaign gives us Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” and Hillary Clinton’s “Stronger Together” and “I’m with Her.” Trump’s slogan is a call to bring
Slogan-wise, this year’s presidential campaign gives us Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” and Hillary Clinton’s “Stronger Together” and “I’m with Her.” Trump’s slogan is a call to bring [More]

Paradoxes logical and literary

For many months now this column has been examining logical/mathematical paradoxes. Strictly speaking, a paradox is a kind of argument. In literary theory, some sentences are also called paradoxes,
For many months now this column has been examining logical/mathematical paradoxes. Strictly speaking, a paradox is a kind of argument. In literary theory, some sentences are also called paradoxes, [More]

Program: Buffalo Annual Experimental Philosophy Conference 2016

The program for the upcoming Buffalo Annual Experimental Philosophy Conference 2016 can be found here. Conference dates: Fri., Sept. 9 – Sat., Sept. 10, 2016 Keynote Speaker: Helen De Cruz (Oxford
The program for the upcoming Buffalo Annual Experimental Philosophy Conference 2016 can be found here. Conference dates: Fri., Sept. 9 – Sat., Sept. 10, 2016 Keynote Speaker: Helen De Cruz (Oxford [More]

How much do you know about René Descartes? [quiz]

This August, the OUP Philosophy team honors Ren&#233; Descartes (1596–1650) as their Philosopher of the Month. Called “The Father of Modern Philosophy” by Hegel, Descartes led the seventeenth-century
This August, the OUP Philosophy team honors René Descartes (1596–1650) as their Philosopher of the Month. Called “The Father of Modern Philosophy” by Hegel, Descartes led the seventeenth-century [More]

What's changed isn't that politicians and media lie, but that we seem to have stopped caring whether they tell the truth or not. It's as if we've bid <strong>farewell to reality</strong>

What&#39;s changed isn&#39;t that politicians and media lie, but that we seem to have stopped caring whether they tell the truth or not. It&#39;s as if we&#39;ve bid farewell to
What's changed isn't that politicians and media lie, but that we seem to have stopped caring whether they tell the truth or not. It's as if we've bid farewell to [More]

Boas, bugs, and backscratchers, cockroaches and condors, the evil eye and the history of toast. In praise of the erudite eclecticism of the Eleventh Edition of the <strong><em>Encyclop&aelig;dia Britannica</em></strong>

Boas, bugs, and backscratchers, cockroaches and condors, the evil eye and the history of toast. In praise of the erudite eclecticism of the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclop&amp;aelig;dia
Boas, bugs, and backscratchers, cockroaches and condors, the evil eye and the history of toast. In praise of the erudite eclecticism of the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia [More]