Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman

2015.03.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Manuel Vargas and Gideon Yaffe (eds.), Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman, Oxford University Press,
2015.03.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Manuel Vargas and Gideon Yaffe (eds.), Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman, Oxford University Press, [More]

Memoir of madness

In 1988, the historian Barbara Taylor arrived at a great Victorian institution: the Colney Hatch mental asylum. She was a patient…
In 1988, the historian Barbara Taylor arrived at a great Victorian institution: the Colney Hatch mental asylum. She was a patient… [More]

Humans and human evolution

Humans are changing the planet, maybe changing evolution as well. That notion is fascinating, far-reaching, and almost certainly nonsense…
Humans are changing the planet, maybe changing evolution as well. That notion is fascinating, far-reaching, and almost certainly nonsense… [More]

Orwell and Camus

Orwell was 35 when he suffered his first bout; Camus was 17. Tuberculosis was one thing to discuss had they met in Paris, as planned, in February 1945…
Orwell was 35 when he suffered his first bout; Camus was 17. Tuberculosis was one thing to discuss had they met in Paris, as planned, in February 1945… [More]

Video of van Inwagen-de Sousa Debate

I have just posted a video of a debate between Peter van Inwagen and Ronald de Sousa that took place in Toronto on March 6th, 2015. The video can be viewed at: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html. The
I have just posted a video of a debate between Peter van Inwagen and Ronald de Sousa that took place in Toronto on March 6th, 2015. The video can be viewed at: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html. The [More]

The University as a Money Funnel

View image | gettyimages.com One serious problem with American higher education is that the cost of a four-year degree is higher than ever—even when adjusting for inflation. The causes of this
View image | gettyimages.com One serious problem with American higher education is that the cost of a four-year degree is higher than ever—even when adjusting for inflation. The causes of this [More]

Honor, History, and Relationship: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics II

2015.03.42 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Darwall, Honor, History, and Relationship: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics II, Oxford University Press, 2013, 285pp.,
2015.03.42 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Darwall, Honor, History, and Relationship: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics II, Oxford University Press, 2013, 285pp., [More]

Music and perception of time

Ever lost yourself sublimely in a work of music? Schubert understood this effect two centuries before science caught
Ever lost yourself sublimely in a work of music? Schubert understood this effect two centuries before science caught [More]

On Lionel Trilling

“I am ashamed of being in a university,” said Lionel Trilling. “I have one of the great reputations in the academic world. This thought makes me retch”…
“I am ashamed of being in a university,” said Lionel Trilling. “I have one of the great reputations in the academic world. This thought makes me retch”… [More]

On Loyalty and Loyalties: The Contours of a Problematic Virtue

2015.03.41 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Kleinig, On Loyalty and Loyalties: The Contours of a Problematic Virtue, Oxford University Press, 2014, 315pp., $35.00
2015.03.41 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Kleinig, On Loyalty and Loyalties: The Contours of a Problematic Virtue, Oxford University Press, 2014, 315pp., $35.00 [More]