Radical History and the Politics of Art

2014.10.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gabriel Rockhill, Radical History and the Politics of Art, Columbia University Press, 2014, 274pp., $28.00 (pbk), ISBN
2014.10.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gabriel Rockhill, Radical History and the Politics of Art, Columbia University Press, 2014, 274pp., $28.00 (pbk), ISBN [More]

Duke's Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy

The Duke Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that professors Felipe De Brigard and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong have received a $1.8 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation to
The Duke Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that professors Felipe De Brigard and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong have received a $1.8 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation to [More]

Question about Business, Value - Charles Taliaferro responds

If philosophers were paid to answer questions on sites like this one, I think we'd agree that there would be more responses. But do you think the quality of responses would decrease? Is something
If philosophers were paid to answer questions on sites like this one, I think we'd agree that there would be more responses. But do you think the quality of responses would decrease? Is something [More]

Philosopher in an Iranian prison

“Why do you have so many Jewish friends?” the interrogator asked. Chomsky, Berlin, Steiner: How to explain? Surviving an Iranian prison…
“Why do you have so many Jewish friends?” the interrogator asked. Chomsky, Berlin, Steiner: How to explain? Surviving an Iranian prison… [More]

Automation and us

Picture a future of ever-smarter machines. Increased automation will make life easier. It will also erode skills, debase intelligence, and devalue work…
Picture a future of ever-smarter machines. Increased automation will make life easier. It will also erode skills, debase intelligence, and devalue work… [More]

Gray on Dawkins

Transfixed by his own mind, Richard Dawkins misses much that is important about human beings. John Gray on a monument to unthinking certitude…
Transfixed by his own mind, Richard Dawkins misses much that is important about human beings. John Gray on a monument to unthinking certitude… [More]

Robert Pollack’s The Faith of Biology & The Biology of Faith

Some time ago now, I was sent a review copy of The Faith of Biology & The Biology of Faith: Order, Meaning, and Free Will in Modern Medical Science, by Robert Pollack (Columbia University
Some time ago now, I was sent a review copy of The Faith of Biology & The Biology of Faith: Order, Meaning, and Free Will in Modern Medical Science, by Robert Pollack (Columbia University [More]

Call for Applications: Advanced Seminar on Intellectual Humility

Intellectual Humility: Its Nature, Value, and Implications. May 8-11, 2015. A three-day seminar at the Fuller Guest Center (Pasadena, California) for 15 advanced graduate students or junior faculty
Intellectual Humility: Its Nature, Value, and Implications. May 8-11, 2015. A three-day seminar at the Fuller Guest Center (Pasadena, California) for 15 advanced graduate students or junior faculty [More]

Category Theory

[Revised entry by Jean-Pierre Marquis on October 3, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Category theory has come to occupy a central position in contemporary mathematics and theoretical
[Revised entry by Jean-Pierre Marquis on October 3, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Category theory has come to occupy a central position in contemporary mathematics and theoretical [More]

Question about Beauty, Ethics - Oliver Leaman responds

I just finished watching Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, and it was easily amongst the top five of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. I use the word "beautiful" because any other superlatives
I just finished watching Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, and it was easily amongst the top five of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. I use the word "beautiful" because any other superlatives [More]