The Radical Ellen Willis

Whether writing on porn, punk, politics, psychoanalysis, or patriarchy, Ellen Willis snarled and illuminated. She was always agitating…
Whether writing on porn, punk, politics, psychoanalysis, or patriarchy, Ellen Willis snarled and illuminated. She was always agitating… [More]

Instant Gratification

Coded into economics and technology is an ideology of efficiency. Why not have everything we want – immediately? Ours is the Impulse Society…
Coded into economics and technology is an ideology of efficiency. Why not have everything we want – immediately? Ours is the Impulse Society… [More]

Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction

2014.09.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Edward Feser, Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction, Editiones Scholasticae, 2014, 302pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN
2014.09.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Edward Feser, Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction, Editiones Scholasticae, 2014, 302pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN [More]

Fackenheim's Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction

2014.09.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael L. Morgan, Fackenheim's Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction, University of Toronto Press, 2013, 399pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN
2014.09.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael L. Morgan, Fackenheim's Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction, University of Toronto Press, 2013, 399pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN [More]

Formal Approaches to Social Procedures

[New Entry by Jan van Eijck and Rineke (L.C.) Verbrugge on September 8, 2014.] Social procedures that have algorithmic aspects can often be improved by redesign. This holds for voting and other
[New Entry by Jan van Eijck and Rineke (L.C.) Verbrugge on September 8, 2014.] Social procedures that have algorithmic aspects can often be improved by redesign. This holds for voting and other [More]

Monkey Selfies & Animal Artists

While in Indonesia in 2011, photographer David Slater’s camera was grabbed by a macaque. While monkey shines are nothing new, this monkey took hundreds of shots including some selfies that went
While in Indonesia in 2011, photographer David Slater’s camera was grabbed by a macaque. While monkey shines are nothing new, this monkey took hundreds of shots including some selfies that went [More]

The Free Development of Each: Studies on Freedom, Right and Ethics in Classical German Philosophy

2014.09.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Allen W. Wood, The Free Development of Each: Studies on Freedom, Right and Ethics in Classical German Philosophy, Oxford
2014.09.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Allen W. Wood, The Free Development of Each: Studies on Freedom, Right and Ethics in Classical German Philosophy, Oxford [More]

Creativity creep

How did creativity – a contemporary obsession – transform from a way of being to a way of doing, from an internal liveliness to an external compulsion to make things?…
How did creativity – a contemporary obsession – transform from a way of being to a way of doing, from an internal liveliness to an external compulsion to make things?… [More]

On philology

Once broad and expansive, the humanities are now reserved for narrow academic purists. Just look what happened to the philology…
Once broad and expansive, the humanities are now reserved for narrow academic purists. Just look what happened to the philology… [More]

Notes on Sontag

College at 15, marriage at 17, a son at 19: What does that suggest about Susan Sontag? “Eagerness to grow up. I hated being a child”…
College at 15, marriage at 17, a son at 19: What does that suggest about Susan Sontag? “Eagerness to grow up. I hated being a child”… [More]