Existentialism

[Revised entry by Steven Crowell on March 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Like "rationalism" and "empiricism," "existentialism" is a term that belongs to intellectual
[Revised entry by Steven Crowell on March 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Like "rationalism" and "empiricism," "existentialism" is a term that belongs to intellectual [More]

Moral Character

[Revised entry by Marcia Homiak on March 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Questions about moral character have recently come to occupy a central place in philosophical discussion.
[Revised entry by Marcia Homiak on March 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Questions about moral character have recently come to occupy a central place in philosophical discussion. [More]

3:42 AM

View image | gettyimages.com Hearing about someone else’s dreams is among the more boring things in life, so I will get right to the point. At first, there were just bits and pieces intruding
View image | gettyimages.com Hearing about someone else’s dreams is among the more boring things in life, so I will get right to the point. At first, there were just bits and pieces intruding [More]

Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

2015.03.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn, Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts, MIT Press, 2015, 193pp.,
2015.03.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn, Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts, MIT Press, 2015, 193pp., [More]

Claude Debussy

Life was not going well for Claude Debussy: bad marriage, bad health, debt, writer’s block. Then he escaped Paris for Normandy…
Life was not going well for Claude Debussy: bad marriage, bad health, debt, writer’s block. Then he escaped Paris for Normandy… [More]

Death of writing

Universities have become businesses, and businesses now generate knowledge and culture. In such a world, what’s the role of the writer?…
Universities have become businesses, and businesses now generate knowledge and culture. In such a world, what’s the role of the writer?… [More]

The Anti-Romantic: Hegel Against Ironic Romanticism

2015.03.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeffrey Reid, The Anti-Romantic: Hegel Against Ironic Romanticism, Bloomsbury, 2014, 196pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN
2015.03.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeffrey Reid, The Anti-Romantic: Hegel Against Ironic Romanticism, Bloomsbury, 2014, 196pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Slate Magazine on Experimental Philosophy of Metaethics

Here. The piece provides a wonderfully entertaining review of recent experimental findings, especially the work of James Beebe and David Sackris, all framed as a rather brutal takedown of an article
Here. The piece provides a wonderfully entertaining review of recent experimental findings, especially the work of James Beebe and David Sackris, all framed as a rather brutal takedown of an article [More]

Frame of reference

Do you know what “sprezzatura” means? How about “starboard out, starboard home”? Secret frames of reference govern writing…
Do you know what “sprezzatura” means? How about “starboard out, starboard home”? Secret frames of reference govern writing… [More]

Capitalism and bureaucracy

Postal utopia. Early in the 20th century, three thinkers – Twain, Lenin, Weber – shared a model of paradise: the German post office…
Postal utopia. Early in the 20th century, three thinkers – Twain, Lenin, Weber – shared a model of paradise: the German post office… [More]