Celebrating linguistic diversity on International Mother Language Day

It’s Thursday evening in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. I am late for an appointment to see my friend Shimanto (lit. boundary [Sanskrit]). On the street I shout ‘ei mama jaben?' (Hey uncle, will
It’s Thursday evening in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. I am late for an appointment to see my friend Shimanto (lit. boundary [Sanskrit]). On the street I shout ‘ei mama jaben?' (Hey uncle, will [More]

Monthly etymology gleanings for February 2015

One month is unlike another. Sometimes I receive many letters and many comments; then lean months may follow. February produced a good harvest (“February fill the dyke,” as they used to say), and I
One month is unlike another. Sometimes I receive many letters and many comments; then lean months may follow. February produced a good harvest (“February fill the dyke,” as they used to say), and I [More]

An interview with the Editor of The Monist

Oxford University Press has partnered with the Hegeler Institute to publish The Monist, one of the world's oldest and most important journals in philosophy. The Monist publishes quarterly thematic
Oxford University Press has partnered with the Hegeler Institute to publish The Monist, one of the world's oldest and most important journals in philosophy. The Monist publishes quarterly thematic [More]

Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech

2015.07.36 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sanford C. Goldberg, Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech, Oxford University Press, 2015, 304pp.,
2015.07.36 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sanford C. Goldberg, Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech, Oxford University Press, 2015, 304pp., [More]

Linguistic Content: New Essays on the History of Philosophy of Language

2015.07.37 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Margaret Cameron and Robert J. Stainton (eds.), Linguistic Content: New Essays on the History of Philosophy of Language, Oxford
2015.07.37 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Margaret Cameron and Robert J. Stainton (eds.), Linguistic Content: New Essays on the History of Philosophy of Language, Oxford [More]

Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric

2015.07.38 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Scott R. Stroud, Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014, 274pp., $79.95 (hbk), ISBN
2015.07.38 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Scott R. Stroud, Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014, 274pp., $79.95 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Clarity about ‘the gay thing’

Sometimes, we say what we don’t really mean. ‘You look really tired’, for example, when we mean to be caring rather than disparaging of appearance. ‘I thought you were older than that!’ when we mean
Sometimes, we say what we don’t really mean. ‘You look really tired’, for example, when we mean to be caring rather than disparaging of appearance. ‘I thought you were older than that!’ when we mean [More]

Authoritative speech

There are various more or less familiar acts by which to communicate something with the reasonable expectation of being believed. We can do so by stating, reporting, contending, or claiming that
There are various more or less familiar acts by which to communicate something with the reasonable expectation of being believed. We can do so by stating, reporting, contending, or claiming that [More]

Reconstructing Reality: Models, Mathematics, and Simulations

2015.07.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Margaret Morrison, Reconstructing Reality: Models, Mathematics, and Simulations, Oxford University Press, 2015, 334pp., $65.00
2015.07.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Margaret Morrison, Reconstructing Reality: Models, Mathematics, and Simulations, Oxford University Press, 2015, 334pp., $65.00 [More]