Americanization of Narcissism

In Lasch’s time, narcissism was a potent diagnosis of a dangerous national character. In our time, it’s a mere U-turn on the American road to self-love…
In Lasch’s time, narcissism was a potent diagnosis of a dangerous national character. In our time, it’s a mere U-turn on the American road to self-love… [More]

New Threats to Free Speech

Hearing criticisms of your own beliefs is essential to form a considered opinion. The right to be offended is a vital right – and it’s under threat…
Hearing criticisms of your own beliefs is essential to form a considered opinion. The right to be offended is a vital right – and it’s under threat… [More]

Kant's Critique of Spinoza

2014.11.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Omri Boehm, Kant's Critique of Spinoza, Oxford University Press, 2014, xxxiv + 252pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199354801.
2014.11.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Omri Boehm, Kant's Critique of Spinoza, Oxford University Press, 2014, xxxiv + 252pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199354801. [More]

Plato's Shorter Ethical Works

[Revised entry by Paul Woodruff on November 10, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Plato's shorter ethical works show Socrates at work on topics related to virtue, which he believes we
[Revised entry by Paul Woodruff on November 10, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Plato's shorter ethical works show Socrates at work on topics related to virtue, which he believes we [More]

Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

2014.11.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews F. M. Kamm, Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives, Oxford University Press, 2013, 599pp., $35.00
2014.11.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews F. M. Kamm, Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives, Oxford University Press, 2013, 599pp., $35.00 [More]

Attention

2014.11.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Wayne Wu, Attention, Routledge, 2014, 213pp., $37.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415532242. Reviewed by Carolyn Dicey Jennings,
2014.11.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Wayne Wu, Attention, Routledge, 2014, 213pp., $37.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415532242. Reviewed by Carolyn Dicey Jennings, [More]

Determinism, Order & Chaos

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/460688619 As science and philosophy explained ever more of the natural world in the Modern Era, there arose the philosophical idea of strict determinism. Strict
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/460688619 As science and philosophy explained ever more of the natural world in the Modern Era, there arose the philosophical idea of strict determinism. Strict [More]

Gossip is good and useful

In praise of gossip. Behind-the-back chitchat and the exchange of juicy tidbits are what makes society possible…
In praise of gossip. Behind-the-back chitchat and the exchange of juicy tidbits are what makes society possible… [More]

Dictionary of Literary Failure

Poor Hans Kafka. Everything he wrote, including a story about a beetle and a man, was overshadowed by the work of his neighbor Franz…
Poor Hans Kafka. Everything he wrote, including a story about a beetle and a man, was overshadowed by the work of his neighbor Franz… [More]

Apostles of Growth

Mostly young, mostly Americanist, and mostly at Harvard: Historians of capitalism provide a case study in how to shift an intellectual debate…
Mostly young, mostly Americanist, and mostly at Harvard: Historians of capitalism provide a case study in how to shift an intellectual debate… [More]