Species

[Revised entry by Marc Ereshefsky on August 29, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The nature of species is controversial in biology and philosophy. Biologists disagree on the definition
[Revised entry by Marc Ereshefsky on August 29, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The nature of species is controversial in biology and philosophy. Biologists disagree on the definition [More]

Enlightenment

[Revised entry by William Bristow on August 29, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The heart of the eighteenth century Enlightenment is the loosely organized activity of prominent French
[Revised entry by William Bristow on August 29, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The heart of the eighteenth century Enlightenment is the loosely organized activity of prominent French [More]

The author of a novel is not always well placed to interpret it. Ask <strong>Orhan Pamuk</strong>, who has spent a decade reflecting on the pitfalls of teaching his own books

The author of a novel is not always well placed to interpret it. Ask Orhan Pamuk, who has spent a decade reflecting on the pitfalls of teaching his own
The author of a novel is not always well placed to interpret it. Ask Orhan Pamuk, who has spent a decade reflecting on the pitfalls of teaching his own [More]

<strong>Economic equality</strong>&nbsp;seems like a very good thing. Too bad it tends to occur only under the most barbaric of conditions

Economic equality&amp;nbsp;seems like a very good thing. Too bad it tends to occur only under the most barbaric of
Economic equality seems like a very good thing. Too bad it tends to occur only under the most barbaric of [More]

Derrida dressed like a rakish ski instructor; Foucault was fond of leather jackets. <strong>Caring about clothes&nbsp;</strong>isn&rsquo;t mere vanity &mdash; it can signal intellectual commitment

Derrida dressed like a rakish ski instructor; Foucault was fond of leather jackets. Caring about clothes&amp;nbsp;isn&amp;rsquo;t mere vanity &amp;mdash; it can signal intellectual
Derrida dressed like a rakish ski instructor; Foucault was fond of leather jackets. Caring about clothes isn’t mere vanity — it can signal intellectual [More]

Police Militarization

After America’s various foreign adventures resulted in a significant surplus of military equipment, there was a need to get rid of this excess. While this had sometimes been done by simple disposal
After America’s various foreign adventures resulted in a significant surplus of military equipment, there was a need to get rid of this excess. While this had sometimes been done by simple disposal [More]

Nicole Oresme

[Revised entry by Stefan Kirschner on August 28, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Without a doubt Oresme is one of the most eminent scholastic philosophers, famous for his original
[Revised entry by Stefan Kirschner on August 28, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Without a doubt Oresme is one of the most eminent scholastic philosophers, famous for his original [More]

Emotions are seen as something to be tamed by cool reason. This seductive view of intelligence reflects a <strong>bogus view of the brain</strong>

Emotions are seen as something to be tamed by cool reason. This seductive view of intelligence reflects a bogus view of the
Emotions are seen as something to be tamed by cool reason. This seductive view of intelligence reflects a bogus view of the [More]

Emotions are seen as something to be tamed by cool reason. This seductive view of intelligence is reflects a <strong>bogus view of the brain</strong>

Emotions are seen as something to be tamed by cool reason. This seductive view of intelligence is reflects a bogus view of the
Emotions are seen as something to be tamed by cool reason. This seductive view of intelligence is reflects a bogus view of the [More]

Why do Americans think as they do about sex? Early Christian attitudes toward <strong>sin and shame</strong>&nbsp;play a role. But religion is only part of the answer&nbsp;

Why do Americans think as they do about sex? Early Christian attitudes toward sin and shame&amp;nbsp;play a role. But religion is only part of the
Why do Americans think as they do about sex? Early Christian attitudes toward sin and shame play a role. But religion is only part of the [More]