As society is pelted by sinister acts -- terrorism, surveillance, random violence -- "chick lit" is out. &ldquo;<strong>Chick noir</strong>&rdquo; is in

As society is pelted by sinister acts -- terrorism, surveillance, random violence -- &quot;chick lit&quot; is out. &amp;ldquo;Chick noir&amp;rdquo; is
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Problems from Reid

2016.01.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Van Cleve, Problems from Reid, Oxford University Press, 2015, 550pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199857036. Reviewed by
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IAI Discussion: Authenticity, Reality and Being

Materialist reductionism can leave us with a a cold, detached view of what it means to be a self and this is having implications for law, psychology, meaning, and other social dynamics. Can existential philosophy pull us out of this seeming morass or should we just accept the reality in which we apparently live and figure out how to get on with things?
Materialist reductionism can leave us with a a cold, detached view of what it means to be a self and this is having implications for law, psychology, meaning, and other social dynamics. Can existential philosophy pull us out of this seeming morass or should we just accept the reality in which we apparently live and figure out how to get on with things? [More]

The Ironist and the Romantic: Reading Richard Rorty and Stanley Cavell

2016.01.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews &#193;ine Mahon, The Ironist and the Romantic: Reading Richard Rorty and Stanley Cavell, Bloomsbury, 2014, 195pp., $37.95 (pbk), ISBN
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<strong>Housewives</strong> have been declared boring, but novelists can't seem to get enough of them. What gives? Laura Miller has the answer

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&ldquo;I have never cared for Thomas Mann&rsquo;s way of walking on water,&rdquo; said <strong>Joseph Roth</strong>. His own approach was, &ldquo;How many words, by when, and how much?&rdquo;

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Think of the great theorists of the past century. All European, right? <strong>Benedict Anderson</strong> proposes two American exceptions: Noam Chomsky and Milton Friedman

Think of the great theorists of the past century. All European, right? Benedict Anderson proposes two American exceptions: Noam Chomsky and Milton
Think of the great theorists of the past century. All European, right? Benedict Anderson proposes two American exceptions: Noam Chomsky and Milton [More]

The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy

2016.01.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel A. Bell, The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy, Princeton University Press, 2015, 318pp.,
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…whether the wether will weather the weather

It so happens that I have already touched on the first and the last member of the triad whether –wether—weather in the past. By a strange coincidence, the interval between the posts dealing with
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Incentive & Inequality

Embed from Getty Images One of the stock arguments used to justify income inequality is the incentive argument. The gist is that income inequality is necessary as a motivating factor—crudely put, if
Embed from Getty Images One of the stock arguments used to justify income inequality is the incentive argument. The gist is that income inequality is necessary as a motivating factor—crudely put, if [More]