Religious Liberty

The authors of the United States Constitution were aware of the dangers presented by state infringement on religious liberty. The First Amendment provides two key protections for citizens. The first
The authors of the United States Constitution were aware of the dangers presented by state infringement on religious liberty. The First Amendment provides two key protections for citizens. The first [More]

<strong>His November election</strong> was a surprise. His followers had faith -- in him, of course, but also in the institutions they believed would contain him. Then the war started&nbsp;

His November election was a surprise. His followers had faith -- in him, of course, but also in the institutions they believed would contain him. Then the war
His November election was a surprise. His followers had faith -- in him, of course, but also in the institutions they believed would contain him. Then the war [More]

How to reconcile our stubbornly held view of <strong>Kafka</strong> as an unworldly neurotic, an "uncanny man bringing forth uncanny things," with his knack for slapstick and punch lines

How to reconcile our stubbornly held view of Kafka as an unworldly neurotic, an &quot;uncanny man bringing forth uncanny things,&quot; with his knack for slapstick and punch
How to reconcile our stubbornly held view of Kafka as an unworldly neurotic, an "uncanny man bringing forth uncanny things," with his knack for slapstick and punch [More]

Photography was still a young technology in 1863, when the image of a whip-scarred slave made clear that <strong>a photograph can change minds</strong> in a way that words cannot&nbsp;

Photography was still a young technology in 1863, when the image of a whip-scarred slave made clear that a photograph can change minds in a way that words
Photography was still a young technology in 1863, when the image of a whip-scarred slave made clear that a photograph can change minds in a way that words [More]

Wittgenstein: Opening Investigations

2016.11.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Luntley, Wittgenstein: Opening Investigations, Wiley Blackwell, 2015, 179pp., $99.95 (hbk), ISBN 9781118978498.
2016.11.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Luntley, Wittgenstein: Opening Investigations, Wiley Blackwell, 2015, 179pp., $99.95 (hbk), ISBN 9781118978498. [More]

Should we act on our beliefs? The vexing nature of responsibility

Some people think that voting for Donald Trump was a detestable thing to do, whereas others are convinced that we had an obligation to vote for him in order to get rid of the political elite. Of
Some people think that voting for Donald Trump was a detestable thing to do, whereas others are convinced that we had an obligation to vote for him in order to get rid of the political elite. Of [More]

For <strong>Norman Mailer</strong>, some Salinger stories "seem to have been written for high school girls." It wasn't true, but it was the worst insult he could think of

For Norman Mailer, some Salinger stories &quot;seem to have been written for high school girls.&quot; It wasn&#39;t true, but it was the worst insult he could think
For Norman Mailer, some Salinger stories "seem to have been written for high school girls." It wasn't true, but it was the worst insult he could think [More]

In 1969, a 13-part documentary made <strong>Kenneth Clark</strong> high culture&rsquo;s classiest superstar. In his own mind he was just an aesthete, a mere popularizer

In 1969, a 13-part documentary made Kenneth Clark high culture&amp;rsquo;s classiest superstar. In his own mind he was just an aesthete, a mere
In 1969, a 13-part documentary made Kenneth Clark high culture’s classiest superstar. In his own mind he was just an aesthete, a mere [More]

"The way that male critics write about women is always a little funny," says <strong>Zadie Smith</strong>. "It&rsquo;s part romantic, part corrective, part 'now listen, young lady'"

&quot;The way that male critics write about women is always a little funny,&quot; says Zadie Smith. &quot;It&amp;rsquo;s part romantic, part corrective, part &#39;now listen, young
"The way that male critics write about women is always a little funny," says Zadie Smith. "It’s part romantic, part corrective, part 'now listen, young [More]

Emotions in the Christian Tradition

[Revised entry by Robert Roberts on November 18, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] This article discusses several interrelated questions that philosophers, theologians, and psychologists
[Revised entry by Robert Roberts on November 18, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] This article discusses several interrelated questions that philosophers, theologians, and psychologists [More]