The fruit of the loom and other looming revelations: Part 1

When we deal with old languages, Jacob Grimm’s rule works rather well. He suggested that homonyms are usually related words whose meanings had diverged too far for us to recognize their original
When we deal with old languages, Jacob Grimm’s rule works rather well. He suggested that homonyms are usually related words whose meanings had diverged too far for us to recognize their original [More]

Metaphysics

2016.12.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aristotle, Metaphysics, C. D. C. Reeve (tr.), Hackett, 2016, 652pp., $29.00 (pbk), ISBN 9781624664397. Reviewed by Matthew
2016.12.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aristotle, Metaphysics, C. D. C. Reeve (tr.), Hackett, 2016, 652pp., $29.00 (pbk), ISBN 9781624664397. Reviewed by Matthew [More]

Postdoctoral researcher in Ethics, Well- Being and Data Science (3 years)

Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  University of Twente
Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  University of Twente [More]

Speusippus

[Revised entry by Russell Dancy on December 20, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Speusippus of Athens was the son of Plato's sister Potone; he became head of the Academy on Plato's death in 348/347
[Revised entry by Russell Dancy on December 20, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Speusippus of Athens was the son of Plato's sister Potone; he became head of the Academy on Plato's death in 348/347 [More]

Simplicity

[Revised entry by Alan Baker on December 20, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Most philosophers believe that, other things being equal, simpler theories are better. But what
[Revised entry by Alan Baker on December 20, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Most philosophers believe that, other things being equal, simpler theories are better. But what [More]

Richard Kilvington

[Revised entry by Elzbieta Jung on December 20, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Richard Kilvington (ca. 1302 - 1361), Master of Arts and Doctor of Theology at Oxford, member of the
[Revised entry by Elzbieta Jung on December 20, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Richard Kilvington (ca. 1302 - 1361), Master of Arts and Doctor of Theology at Oxford, member of the [More]

&ldquo;Modern poetry is supposed to be difficult," said T.S. Eliot. It&rsquo;s an influential view, with disastrous consequences. <strong>Christian Wiman</strong> is an antidote

&amp;ldquo;Modern poetry is supposed to be difficult,&quot; said T.S. Eliot. It&amp;rsquo;s an influential view, with disastrous consequences. Christian Wiman is an
“Modern poetry is supposed to be difficult," said T.S. Eliot. It’s an influential view, with disastrous consequences. Christian Wiman is an [More]

Everything old is new again. Preservationists, as well as Ph.D.s, love recapturing neglected aesthetic styles. The latest beneficiary: <strong>Brutalism</strong>

Everything old is new again. Preservationists, as well as Ph.D.s, love recapturing neglected aesthetic styles. The latest beneficiary:
Everything old is new again. Preservationists, as well as Ph.D.s, love recapturing neglected aesthetic styles. The latest beneficiary: [More]

<strong>Fake news</strong> is not a new phenomenon. Indeed, fake news is older than real news. As facts recede, the power of concocted stories will only grow

Fake news is not a new phenomenon. Indeed, fake news is older than real news. As facts recede, the power of concocted stories will only
Fake news is not a new phenomenon. Indeed, fake news is older than real news. As facts recede, the power of concocted stories will only [More]

Philosophers of the year: Aristotle, Kant, and Plato [quiz]

This December, the OUP Philosophy team marks the end of a great year by honoring three of 2016’s most popular Philosophers of the Month! The post Philosophers of the year: Aristotle, Kant, and
This December, the OUP Philosophy team marks the end of a great year by honoring three of 2016’s most popular Philosophers of the Month! The post Philosophers of the year: Aristotle, Kant, and [More]