Mental Life of Plants and Worms

Can an octopus think? How about an earthworm, or a sea snail? Darwin, Freud, Kandel, and the strange world of lower-organism cognition…
Can an octopus think? How about an earthworm, or a sea snail? Darwin, Freud, Kandel, and the strange world of lower-organism cognition… [More]

Great Year theory

The great man theory of history has given way to a new paradigm, the great year. The past has been reduced to a few dates – 1914, 1945, 1968, 1989…
The great man theory of history has given way to a new paradigm, the great year. The past has been reduced to a few dates – 1914, 1945, 1968, 1989… [More]

Do We Know Philip Roth?

Philip Roth writes novels about novelists who are “Philip Roth” and stumble across guys named “Philip Roth.” He insists that he isn’t writing about himself. Sure…
Philip Roth writes novels about novelists who are “Philip Roth” and stumble across guys named “Philip Roth.” He insists that he isn’t writing about himself. Sure… [More]

Understanding Hegel's Mature Critique of Kant

2014.04.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John McCumber, Understanding Hegel's Mature Critique of Kant, Stanford University Press, 2014, 216pp., $60.00 (hbk),
2014.04.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John McCumber, Understanding Hegel's Mature Critique of Kant, Stanford University Press, 2014, 216pp., $60.00 (hbk), [More]

Scientific Reduction

[New Entry by Raphael van Riel and Robert Van Gulick on April 8, 2014.] The English verb 'reduce', derives from the Latin 'reducere', whose literal meaning 'to bring back', informs its metaphorical
[New Entry by Raphael van Riel and Robert Van Gulick on April 8, 2014.] The English verb 'reduce', derives from the Latin 'reducere', whose literal meaning 'to bring back', informs its metaphorical [More]

Macrocognition: A Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality

2014.04.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Bryce Huebner, Macrocognition: A Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality, Oxford University Press, 2014,
2014.04.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Bryce Huebner, Macrocognition: A Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality, Oxford University Press, 2014, [More]

Remembering the New Review

The New Review: Cover art by Roy Lichtenstein, fiction by Ian McEwan, essays by Isaiah Berlin, Philip Larkin, A.J.P. Taylor, Clive James. Best literary magazine of the past 50 years?…
The New Review: Cover art by Roy Lichtenstein, fiction by Ian McEwan, essays by Isaiah Berlin, Philip Larkin, A.J.P. Taylor, Clive James. Best literary magazine of the past 50 years?… [More]

Gottfried Benn, ex-Nazi writer

The case of Gottfried Benn. His poetry was shocking and lurid, his politics a disgrace – and his style one of literature’s great inventions…
The case of Gottfried Benn. His poetry was shocking and lurid, his politics a disgrace – and his style one of literature’s great inventions… [More]

War is good for us

The 20th century – world wars, gulags, famine, genocide – was the safest there has ever been. To what did we owe our unprecedented safety? War…
The 20th century – world wars, gulags, famine, genocide – was the safest there has ever been. To what did we owe our unprecedented safety? War… [More]

The Principle of Common Cause

2014.04.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gábor Hofer-Szabó, Miklós Rédei, and László E. Szabó, The Principle of Common
2014.04.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gábor Hofer-Szabó, Miklós Rédei, and László E. Szabó, The Principle of Common [More]