Gaming Newcomb’s Paradox II: Game Mechanics

Newcomb’s Paradox was created by William Newcomb of the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The dread philosopher Robert Nozick published a paper on it in 1969 and it was
Newcomb’s Paradox was created by William Newcomb of the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The dread philosopher Robert Nozick published a paper on it in 1969 and it was [More]

Writers’ private lives

We insist on prying into the lives of writers who seek privacy, like Harper Lee and J.D. Salinger. What is it we’re after?…
We insist on prying into the lives of writers who seek privacy, like Harper Lee and J.D. Salinger. What is it we’re after?… [More]

Myth of self-made men

The rags-to-riches narrative permeates the American psyche. From Franklin to Carnegie to his own father, John Swansburg ponders why…
The rags-to-riches narrative permeates the American psyche. From Franklin to Carnegie to his own father, John Swansburg ponders why… [More]

Versailles, avant-garde & kitsch

World War I was the supreme disillusionment. But the culture we connect with that – Picasso, the Futurists, Stravinsky – emerged before a shot was fired…
World War I was the supreme disillusionment. But the culture we connect with that – Picasso, the Futurists, Stravinsky – emerged before a shot was fired… [More]

Reference and Existence: The John Locke Lectures

2014.09.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Saul A. Kripke, Reference and Existence: The John Locke Lectures, Oxford University Press, 2013, 170pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.09.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Saul A. Kripke, Reference and Existence: The John Locke Lectures, Oxford University Press, 2013, 170pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Dietrich of Freiberg

[Revised entry by Markus Führer on September 30, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] The extraordinary long life and active teaching career of Albert the Great (c.1193 - 1280) produced many benefits
[Revised entry by Markus Führer on September 30, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] The extraordinary long life and active teaching career of Albert the Great (c.1193 - 1280) produced many benefits [More]

Essay Competition Winners

Associated with Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion are two prize competitions: The Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion (SPPR) and the OSPR Graduate Student Essay Prize (GSEP). The winning
Associated with Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion are two prize competitions: The Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion (SPPR) and the OSPR Graduate Student Essay Prize (GSEP). The winning [More]

Transhumanism and The Journal of Evolution and Technology

This piece was first published over on the IEET site (and I’ve also just reblogged it at my personal blog, The Hellfire Club). It sets out briefly what The Journal of Evolution and Technology
This piece was first published over on the IEET site (and I’ve also just reblogged it at my personal blog, The Hellfire Club). It sets out briefly what The Journal of Evolution and Technology [More]

Does the history of philosophy matter?

Histories of philosophy are difficult to write. Bertrand Russell excelled. Then there’s Peter Adamson’s new, pun-laden work…
Histories of philosophy are difficult to write. Bertrand Russell excelled. Then there’s Peter Adamson’s new, pun-laden work… [More]

Jean Guéhenno’s diary

Can we learn moral heroism from books? The diary of Jean Guéhenno, mid-20th-century French intellectual, suggests so…
Can we learn moral heroism from books? The diary of Jean Guéhenno, mid-20th-century French intellectual, suggests so… [More]