Social scientists and social change

When, in 1967, Noam Chomsky said the responsibility of intellectuals was to “expose the lies of governments,” it was a minority view. Now it’s de rigueur…
When, in 1967, Noam Chomsky said the responsibility of intellectuals was to “expose the lies of governments,” it was a minority view. Now it’s de rigueur… [More]

Anna Julia Cooper

[New Entry by Kathryn T. Gines on March 31, 2015.] This entry takes as its focal point the philosophical contributions of Anna Julia Cooper with an emphasis on her scholarship and some attention to
[New Entry by Kathryn T. Gines on March 31, 2015.] This entry takes as its focal point the philosophical contributions of Anna Julia Cooper with an emphasis on her scholarship and some attention to [More]

Feminist Perspectives on Science

[Revised entry by Sharon Crasnow, Alison Wylie, Wenda K. Bauchspies, and Elizabeth Potter on March 31, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Feminists have a number of distinct interests in,
[Revised entry by Sharon Crasnow, Alison Wylie, Wenda K. Bauchspies, and Elizabeth Potter on March 31, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Feminists have a number of distinct interests in, [More]

Heidegger on Why Our Presence Matters

In this piece (also for the New York Times) author Lawrence Berger talks about the conversation between the sciences and existentialists over what it truly means to be human.
In this piece (also for the New York Times) author Lawrence Berger talks about the conversation between the sciences and existentialists over what it truly means to be human. [More]

Why God is a Moral Issue

In the "Contemporary Issues" department, atheist Michael Ruse writes on religious faith and atheism for the New York Times.
In the "Contemporary Issues" department, atheist Michael Ruse writes on religious faith and atheism for the New York Times. [More]

Question about Love - Charles Taliaferro responds

Does the idea of "conflict of interest" figure into any contemporary discussion of ethics in philosophy? For example, few would argue that a professor having a sexual relationship with a student in
Does the idea of "conflict of interest" figure into any contemporary discussion of ethics in philosophy? For example, few would argue that a professor having a sexual relationship with a student in [More]

Philosophy of Microbiology

2015.03.44 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Maureen A. O'Malley, Philosophy of Microbiology, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 269pp., $31.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107621503.
2015.03.44 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Maureen A. O'Malley, Philosophy of Microbiology, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 269pp., $31.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107621503. [More]

Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman

2015.03.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Manuel Vargas and Gideon Yaffe (eds.), Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman, Oxford University Press,
2015.03.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Manuel Vargas and Gideon Yaffe (eds.), Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman, Oxford University Press, [More]

Memoir of madness

In 1988, the historian Barbara Taylor arrived at a great Victorian institution: the Colney Hatch mental asylum. She was a patient…
In 1988, the historian Barbara Taylor arrived at a great Victorian institution: the Colney Hatch mental asylum. She was a patient… [More]

Humans and human evolution

Humans are changing the planet, maybe changing evolution as well. That notion is fascinating, far-reaching, and almost certainly nonsense…
Humans are changing the planet, maybe changing evolution as well. That notion is fascinating, far-reaching, and almost certainly nonsense… [More]