Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavaillès to Deleuze

2015.03.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Knox Peden, Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavaillès to Deleuze, Stanford University Press, 2014, 357pp.,
2015.03.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Knox Peden, Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavaillès to Deleuze, Stanford University Press, 2014, 357pp., [More]

Life of Gore Vidal

Have you heard the story of the Duchess of Argyll’s sex scandal? Gore Vidal’s salacious, sardonic tales were well rehearsed…
Have you heard the story of the Duchess of Argyll’s sex scandal? Gore Vidal’s salacious, sardonic tales were well rehearsed… [More]

Stifled by Success

Frustration and desperation are the lot of most writers. Even the lucky ones endure lean years. But few things are so compromising as success…
Frustration and desperation are the lot of most writers. Even the lucky ones endure lean years. But few things are so compromising as success… [More]

Equality and Opportunity

2015.03.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shlomi Segall, Equality and Opportunity, Oxford University Press, 2013, 223pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199661817. Reviewed
2015.03.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shlomi Segall, Equality and Opportunity, Oxford University Press, 2013, 223pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199661817. Reviewed [More]

Fish tale

The self-invention of Herman Melville. In Polynesia, as in the settings of his early books, he made it up as he went along…
The self-invention of Herman Melville. In Polynesia, as in the settings of his early books, he made it up as he went along… [More]

Call for Proposals: Advances in Experimental Philosophy Book Series

Call for Proposals On behalf of the editorial board for the Advances in Experimental Philosophy book series, published by Bloomsbury (formerly Continuum), I am pleased to announce a call for
Call for Proposals On behalf of the editorial board for the Advances in Experimental Philosophy book series, published by Bloomsbury (formerly Continuum), I am pleased to announce a call for [More]

The Axiom of Choice

[Revised entry by John L. Bell on March 18, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] The principle of set theory known as the Axiom of Choice has been hailed as "probably the most interesting and, in spite
[Revised entry by John L. Bell on March 18, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] The principle of set theory known as the Axiom of Choice has been hailed as "probably the most interesting and, in spite [More]

Free Will, Materialism & Dualism

During the Modern era, philosophers such as Descartes and Locke developed the notions of material substance and immaterial substance. Material substance, or matter, was primarily defined as being
During the Modern era, philosophers such as Descartes and Locke developed the notions of material substance and immaterial substance. Material substance, or matter, was primarily defined as being [More]

Androids, Autonomy & Agency

Philosophers have long speculated about the subjects of autonomy and agency, but the rise of autonomous systems have made these speculations ever more important.  Keeping things fairly simple, an
Philosophers have long speculated about the subjects of autonomy and agency, but the rise of autonomous systems have made these speculations ever more important.  Keeping things fairly simple, an [More]

Kant on Practical Life: From Duty to History

2015.03.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kristi E. Sweet, Kant on Practical Life: From Duty to History, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 223pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN
2015.03.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kristi E. Sweet, Kant on Practical Life: From Duty to History, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 223pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]