Francis Herbert Bradley

[Revised entry by Stewart Candlish and Pierfrancesco Basile on February 22, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] F. H. Bradley (1846 - 1924) was the most famous, original and philosophically
[Revised entry by Stewart Candlish and Pierfrancesco Basile on February 22, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] F. H. Bradley (1846 - 1924) was the most famous, original and philosophically [More]

Bolder than a boulder and other stumps and stones of English orthography

One good thing about English spelling is that, when you look for some oddity in it, you don’t have to search long. So why do we have the letter u in boulder (and of course in Boulder, the name of a
One good thing about English spelling is that, when you look for some oddity in it, you don’t have to search long. So why do we have the letter u in boulder (and of course in Boulder, the name of a [More]

When consensus was king. For a generation of historians, <strong>liberalism and centrism</strong> were taken for granted. Now historians no longer know what to think about America

When consensus was king. For a generation of historians, liberalism and centrism were taken for granted. Now historians no longer know what to think about
When consensus was king. For a generation of historians, liberalism and centrism were taken for granted. Now historians no longer know what to think about [More]

Somewhere at the uneasy intersection of art and science, Impressionism and empiricism, objectivity and subjectivity, sits the Rorschach test. <strong>Behold the blot</strong>

Somewhere at the uneasy intersection of art and science, Impressionism and empiricism, objectivity and subjectivity, sits the Rorschach test. Behold the
Somewhere at the uneasy intersection of art and science, Impressionism and empiricism, objectivity and subjectivity, sits the Rorschach test. Behold the [More]

<strong>The idea of intelligence</strong> has justified slavery, oppression, eugenics. No wonder the prospect of artificial intelligence fills us with dread

The idea of intelligence has justified slavery, oppression, eugenics. No wonder the prospect of artificial intelligence fills us with
The idea of intelligence has justified slavery, oppression, eugenics. No wonder the prospect of artificial intelligence fills us with [More]

Early Modern Cartesianisms: Dutch and French Constructions

2017.02.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tad M. Schmaltz, Early Modern Cartesianisms: Dutch and French Constructions, Oxford University Press, 2016, 382pp., $85.00 (hbk),
2017.02.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tad M. Schmaltz, Early Modern Cartesianisms: Dutch and French Constructions, Oxford University Press, 2016, 382pp., $85.00 (hbk), [More]

Reductionism in Biology

[Revised entry by Ingo Brigandt and Alan Love on February 21, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Reductionism encompasses a set of ontological, epistemological, and
[Revised entry by Ingo Brigandt and Alan Love on February 21, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Reductionism encompasses a set of ontological, epistemological, and [More]

Karl Kraus's <em><strong>The Last Days of Mankind</strong></em>, a World War I epic, ran more than 600 pages and comprised 500 characters. A stage production would take 10 nights. Kraus wrote it for a theater on Mars

Karl Kraus&#39;s The Last Days of Mankind, a World War I epic, ran more than 600 pages and comprised 500 characters. A stage production would take 10 nights. Kraus wrote it for a theater on
Karl Kraus's The Last Days of Mankind, a World War I epic, ran more than 600 pages and comprised 500 characters. A stage production would take 10 nights. Kraus wrote it for a theater on [More]

<strong>Ezra Pound</strong>'s insanity spared him from execution but condemned him to the asylum. His delusions of conspiracy, persecution, and grandeur speak to the politics of our time

Ezra Pound&#39;s insanity spared him from execution but condemned him to the asylum. His delusions of conspiracy, persecution, and grandeur speak to the politics of our
Ezra Pound's insanity spared him from execution but condemned him to the asylum. His delusions of conspiracy, persecution, and grandeur speak to the politics of our [More]

How to stage a ballet in Soviet Russia. Avoid not only technical kinks but also ideological defects, which <strong>Sergei Prokofiev</strong> was unable -- or unwilling -- to do

How to stage a ballet in Soviet Russia. Avoid not only technical kinks but also ideological defects, which Sergei Prokofiev was unable -- or unwilling -- to
How to stage a ballet in Soviet Russia. Avoid not only technical kinks but also ideological defects, which Sergei Prokofiev was unable -- or unwilling -- to [More]