Cyril Connolly’s Masterpiece

“Approaching forty, sense of total failure.” And so Cyril Connolly quit journalism to write a masterpiece. The key, he believed, was to have an interest in but contempt for
“Approaching forty, sense of total failure.” And so Cyril Connolly quit journalism to write a masterpiece. The key, he believed, was to have an interest in but contempt for [More]

Life After Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism

2015.01.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philip Kitcher, Life After Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism, Yale University Press, 2014, 175pp., $25.00 (hbk), ISBN
2015.01.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philip Kitcher, Life After Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism, Yale University Press, 2014, 175pp., $25.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

CFP: FEW at Wash U, Deadline Jan 16

CFP: FEW at Wash U Posted on September 23, 2014 by Trent Dougherty Call for Papers: Formal Epistemology Workshop 2015 May 20-22, 2015 (Wednesday to Friday) Washington University in St. Louis Keynote
CFP: FEW at Wash U Posted on September 23, 2014 by Trent Dougherty Call for Papers: Formal Epistemology Workshop 2015 May 20-22, 2015 (Wednesday to Friday) Washington University in St. Louis Keynote [More]

Silicon Valley Philistinism

The world of high criticism is endangered. Not by academic mandarins, but rather by Silicon Valley philistines. Sean Wilentz explains…
The world of high criticism is endangered. Not by academic mandarins, but rather by Silicon Valley philistines. Sean Wilentz explains… [More]

‘Crisis of Man’

Intellectuals have spoken in the language of difference since the 1960s. Mark Greif recalls a time when commonality was in the air…
Intellectuals have spoken in the language of difference since the 1960s. Mark Greif recalls a time when commonality was in the air… [More]

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time to close the book on Ralph Waldo Emerson. Neither practical nor wise, and hardly original or consistent, he was, at best, an aphorist…
Time to close the book on Ralph Waldo Emerson. Neither practical nor wise, and hardly original or consistent, he was, at best, an aphorist… [More]

Autonomy in Moral and Political Philosophy

[Revised entry by John Christman on January 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Individual autonomy is an idea that is generally understood to refer to the capacity to be
[Revised entry by John Christman on January 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Individual autonomy is an idea that is generally understood to refer to the capacity to be [More]

A Multiverse Solution?

The multiverse solution to the problem(s) of evil (and the problem of suboptimality) is a systematic response to these problems, and one that is fairly popular. Still, lot’s of people have
The multiverse solution to the problem(s) of evil (and the problem of suboptimality) is a systematic response to these problems, and one that is fairly popular. Still, lot’s of people have [More]

Multiverse Help?

The multiverse solution to the problem(s) of evil (and the problem of suboptimality) is a systematic response to these problems, and one that is fairly popular. Still, lot’s of people have
The multiverse solution to the problem(s) of evil (and the problem of suboptimality) is a systematic response to these problems, and one that is fairly popular. Still, lot’s of people have [More]

Student Evaluations of Faculty

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/464675323 While college students have been completing student evaluations of faculty since the 1960s, these evaluations have taken on considerable importance. There
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/464675323 While college students have been completing student evaluations of faculty since the 1960s, these evaluations have taken on considerable importance. There [More]