In some cultures, <strong>shyness is a virtue</strong>, a sign of refinement. But it befuddled Darwin, who didn't see any benefit to our species

In some cultures, shyness is a virtue, a sign of refinement. But it befuddled Darwin, who didn&#39;t see any benefit to our
In some cultures, shyness is a virtue, a sign of refinement. But it befuddled Darwin, who didn't see any benefit to our [More]

The Epistemic Dimensions of Ignorance

2017.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rik Peels and Martijn Blaauw (eds.), The Epistemic Dimensions of Ignorance, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 217pp., $99.99
2017.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rik Peels and Martijn Blaauw (eds.), The Epistemic Dimensions of Ignorance, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 217pp., $99.99 [More]

Freud envisioned civilization&rsquo;s advances bringing <strong>not happiness but unassuaged guilt.</strong> That's one explanation for the prestige of victims in the contemporary world

Freud envisioned civilization&amp;rsquo;s advances bringing not happiness but unassuaged guilt. That&#39;s one explanation for the prestige of victims in the contemporary
Freud envisioned civilization’s advances bringing not happiness but unassuaged guilt. That's one explanation for the prestige of victims in the contemporary [More]

In the humanities, it&rsquo;s not contemplation but speed that seems to matter now. Fast and efficient should not be <strong>how we look at art</strong>

In the humanities, it&amp;rsquo;s not contemplation but speed that seems to matter now. Fast and efficient should not be how we look at
In the humanities, it’s not contemplation but speed that seems to matter now. Fast and efficient should not be how we look at [More]

Think of a big, popular history book written by a woman other than Mary Beard. How to explain this <strong>persistent gender disparity?</strong> A few theories

Think of a big, popular history book written by a woman other than Mary Beard. How to explain this persistent gender disparity? A few
Think of a big, popular history book written by a woman other than Mary Beard. How to explain this persistent gender disparity? A few [More]

Perspectives on Ignorance from Moral and Social Philosophy

2017.04.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rik Peels (ed.), Perspectives on Ignorance from Moral and Social Philosophy, Routledge, 2017, 246pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN
2017.04.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rik Peels (ed.), Perspectives on Ignorance from Moral and Social Philosophy, Routledge, 2017, 246pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

The Curse of Springtime

As a professional philosopher, I am not inclined to believe in curses. However, my experiences over the years have convinced me that I am the victim of what I call the Curse of Springtime. As far as
As a professional philosopher, I am not inclined to believe in curses. However, my experiences over the years have convinced me that I am the victim of what I call the Curse of Springtime. As far as [More]

<em>Granta</em> asks, <strong>Is travel writing dead</strong>? Silly question, says Geoff Dyer. Dickens, Dickinson, and Dillard can all be placed in the genre. What writing isn&rsquo;t travel writing?

Granta asks, Is travel writing dead? Silly question, says Geoff Dyer. Dickens, Dickinson, and Dillard can all be placed in the genre. What writing isn&amp;rsquo;t travel
Granta asks, Is travel writing dead? Silly question, says Geoff Dyer. Dickens, Dickinson, and Dillard can all be placed in the genre. What writing isn’t travel [More]

The poet and painter <strong>David Jones</strong> never got over his experience on the Western Front during World War I. "My mind can't be rid of it," he said late in a life spent mostly indoors&nbsp;&nbsp;

The poet and painter David Jones never got over his experience on the Western Front during World War I. &quot;My mind can&#39;t be rid of it,&quot; he said late in a life spent mostly
The poet and painter David Jones never got over his experience on the Western Front during World War I. "My mind can't be rid of it," he said late in a life spent mostly [More]

The story of <strong>behavioral science</strong> making the world a better place one nudge at a time is ubiquitous. But the same techniques can be used for deception and manipulation

The story of behavioral science making the world a better place one nudge at a time is ubiquitous. But the same techniques can be used for deception and
The story of behavioral science making the world a better place one nudge at a time is ubiquitous. But the same techniques can be used for deception and [More]