William Faulkner’s Hollywood Odyssey

Faulkner in Hollywood. When he wasn’t hunting with Clark Gable or doctoring scripts, the Mississippi native was wooing a woman, one round of mini golf at a time…
Faulkner in Hollywood. When he wasn’t hunting with Clark Gable or doctoring scripts, the Mississippi native was wooing a woman, one round of mini golf at a time… [More]

Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life

Bertolt Brecht had little control over how his plays were staged, where he lived, or his health. One thing he did manage to control: his lovers…
Bertolt Brecht had little control over how his plays were staged, where he lived, or his health. One thing he did manage to control: his lovers… [More]

Essays on Kant

2014.04.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Henry E. Allison, Essays on Kant, Oxford University Press, 2012, 289pp, $35.00 (pbk.), ISBN 9780199647026. Reviewed by
2014.04.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Henry E. Allison, Essays on Kant, Oxford University Press, 2012, 289pp, $35.00 (pbk.), ISBN 9780199647026. Reviewed by [More]

Walter Benjamin Brigade

Walter Benjamin was a man of broad interests and deep knowledge. His ideas were original but incomprehensible. He’s acclaimed, yes, but why?…
Walter Benjamin was a man of broad interests and deep knowledge. His ideas were original but incomprehensible. He’s acclaimed, yes, but why?… [More]

Perception: Essays after Frege

2014.04.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Charles Travis, Perception: Essays after Frege, Oxford University Press, 2013, 420pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199676545.
2014.04.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Charles Travis, Perception: Essays after Frege, Oxford University Press, 2013, 420pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199676545. [More]

Question about Education - Jonathan Westphal responds

What are your main objections about the way philosophy is taught to undergraduates today and is it any different than the way it was taught during your time as an undergrad? Just how much say do
What are your main objections about the way philosophy is taught to undergraduates today and is it any different than the way it was taught during your time as an undergrad? Just how much say do [More]

Musorgsky and his circle

The Five were a group of Russian composers who actually numbered six. They were full of promise but excelled, mostly, at procrastination…
The Five were a group of Russian composers who actually numbered six. They were full of promise but excelled, mostly, at procrastination… [More]

Updike: Genius or dilettante?

John Updike’s unremarkable life revolved around his determination to write three pages a day. His only hobbies were golf and cheating on his wife…
John Updike’s unremarkable life revolved around his determination to write three pages a day. His only hobbies were golf and cheating on his wife… [More]

100 years after 1914

World War I is “the calamity from which all other calamities sprang,” says Fritz Stern. It shaped the modern world and gave rise to 25,000 books and scholarly articles. And counting…
World War I is “the calamity from which all other calamities sprang,” says Fritz Stern. It shaped the modern world and gave rise to 25,000 books and scholarly articles. And counting… [More]

The Quest of the Absolute: Birth and Decline of European Romanticism

2014.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Louis Dupré, The Quest of the Absolute: Birth and Decline of European Romanticism, University of Notre Dame Press,
2014.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Louis Dupré, The Quest of the Absolute: Birth and Decline of European Romanticism, University of Notre Dame Press, [More]