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]

About the Shark

Oliver Wendell Holmes’s mollusk, Emily Dickinson’s snake, Melville’s Maldive shark: What about animals makes them such attractive poetic subjects>/b>? Their inscrutability, for one…
Oliver Wendell Holmes’s mollusk, Emily Dickinson’s snake, Melville’s Maldive shark: What about animals makes them such attractive poetic subjects>/b>? Their inscrutability, for one… [More]

Plato and The Stoics

2014.09.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews A. G. Long (ed.), Plato and The Stoics, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 199pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107040595. Reviewed
2014.09.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews A. G. Long (ed.), Plato and The Stoics, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 199pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107040595. Reviewed [More]

Gaming Newcomb’s Paradox I: Problem Solved

One of the many annoying decision theory puzzles is Newcomb’s Paradox. The paradox was created by William Newcomb of the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The dread
One of the many annoying decision theory puzzles is Newcomb’s Paradox. The paradox was created by William Newcomb of the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The dread [More]

Martin Scorsese’s NYRB

Think of a compelling idea for a film. Whatever you come up with has more cinematic sizzle than a documentary about the 50-year arc of a literary journal…
Think of a compelling idea for a film. Whatever you come up with has more cinematic sizzle than a documentary about the 50-year arc of a literary journal… [More]

Dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark?

Behind the animatronic Adams and sexpot Eves that attract visitors to the Creation Museum is a humorless Australian named Ken Ham…
Behind the animatronic Adams and sexpot Eves that attract visitors to the Creation Museum is a humorless Australian named Ken Ham… [More]

Life of Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams was always writing, at least in part, about his homosexuality. But the relationship between his plots and his private life is fuzzy…
Tennessee Williams was always writing, at least in part, about his homosexuality. But the relationship between his plots and his private life is fuzzy… [More]

The Figure of this World: Agamben and the Question of Political Ontology

2014.09.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mathew Abbot, The Figure of this World: Agamben and the Question of Political Ontology, Edinburgh University Press, 2014, 220pp.,
2014.09.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mathew Abbot, The Figure of this World: Agamben and the Question of Political Ontology, Edinburgh University Press, 2014, 220pp., [More]