What Book Changed Your Mind?

When a book changes your mind, it doesn’t just inspire or influence your thinking. It alters the way you see yourself and your place in the world…
When a book changes your mind, it doesn’t just inspire or influence your thinking. It alters the way you see yourself and your place in the world… [More]

Fatalism

[Revised entry by Hugh Rice on November 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text] Though the word "fatalism" is commonly used to refer to an attitude of resignation in the face of some future event or
[Revised entry by Hugh Rice on November 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text] Though the word "fatalism" is commonly used to refer to an attitude of resignation in the face of some future event or [More]

Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation

2014.11.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shams C. Inati, Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation, Columbia
2014.11.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shams C. Inati, Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation, Columbia [More]

Moral Emotions: Reclaiming the Evidence of the Heart

2014.11.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Anthony J. Steinbock, Moral Emotions: Reclaiming the Evidence of the Heart, Northwestern University Press, 2014, 339pp., $34.95
2014.11.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Anthony J. Steinbock, Moral Emotions: Reclaiming the Evidence of the Heart, Northwestern University Press, 2014, 339pp., $34.95 [More]

Old Books, New Thoughts

“One writes a repellent book not to be repellent but to represent the repellent, to expose it, to reveal how it looks.” Roth rereads Portnoy‘s Complaint…
“One writes a repellent book not to be repellent but to represent the repellent, to expose it, to reveal how it looks.” Roth rereads Portnoy‘s Complaint… [More]

New Wave of the Internet

Smart watches, refrigerators, doorbells: As the “Internet of Things” takes over, our privacy recedes. Is privacy is just a bourgeois affectation?…
Smart watches, refrigerators, doorbells: As the “Internet of Things” takes over, our privacy recedes. Is privacy is just a bourgeois affectation?… [More]

Film on NYRB

Scorsese on 50 years of the NYRB. We could have had Smartfellas. Instead we got a breathless documentary smothered in unrelenting piety…
Scorsese on 50 years of the NYRB. We could have had Smartfellas. Instead we got a breathless documentary smothered in unrelenting piety… [More]

Experimental Work on Gettier Cases

A super brief summary of eight key findings from recent research. … Continue reading
A super brief summary of eight key findings from recent research. … Continue reading [More]

Recent Papers on Gettier Attribution Roundup

With a lot of researchers and labs now experimentally investigating cognitive evaluations in Gettier and Gettier-style cases, I thought it might be helpful to post some links for those interested in
With a lot of researchers and labs now experimentally investigating cognitive evaluations in Gettier and Gettier-style cases, I thought it might be helpful to post some links for those interested in [More]

On Jonathan Edwards

What an 18th-century hellfire preacher taught Marilynne Robinson about metaphysics, aesthetics, transcendence, and the complexity of things…
What an 18th-century hellfire preacher taught Marilynne Robinson about metaphysics, aesthetics, transcendence, and the complexity of things… [More]