Lawful Good

As I have written in other posts on alignments, it is often useful to look at the actual world in terms of the D&D alignment system. In this essay, I will look at the alignment that many players
As I have written in other posts on alignments, it is often useful to look at the actual world in terms of the D&D alignment system. In this essay, I will look at the alignment that many players [More]

Without Hierarchy: The Scale Freedom of the Universe

2014.10.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mariam Thalos, Without Hierarchy: The Scale Freedom of the Universe, Oxford University Press, 2013, 278pp., $69.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.10.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mariam Thalos, Without Hierarchy: The Scale Freedom of the Universe, Oxford University Press, 2013, 278pp., $69.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Revelations of Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson thinks humans are brilliant creatures. They are also generally incomprehensible to one another…
Marilynne Robinson thinks humans are brilliant creatures. They are also generally incomprehensible to one another… [More]

Wilde and Kardashian

Looking to blame someone for Kim Kardashian? Look no more. Oscar Wilde was first to become famous for being famous. He’s your man…
Looking to blame someone for Kim Kardashian? Look no more. Oscar Wilde was first to become famous for being famous. He’s your man… [More]

Will Self on literary culture

Paeans to the printed word – scent, feel, heft – change nothing. Face facts: The book is in retreat, and along with it literary culture as we know it…
Paeans to the printed word – scent, feel, heft – change nothing. Face facts: The book is in retreat, and along with it literary culture as we know it… [More]

Radical History and the Politics of Art

2014.10.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gabriel Rockhill, Radical History and the Politics of Art, Columbia University Press, 2014, 274pp., $28.00 (pbk), ISBN
2014.10.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gabriel Rockhill, Radical History and the Politics of Art, Columbia University Press, 2014, 274pp., $28.00 (pbk), ISBN [More]

Duke's Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy

The Duke Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that professors Felipe De Brigard and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong have received a $1.8 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation to
The Duke Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that professors Felipe De Brigard and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong have received a $1.8 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation to [More]

Question about Business, Value - Charles Taliaferro responds

If philosophers were paid to answer questions on sites like this one, I think we'd agree that there would be more responses. But do you think the quality of responses would decrease? Is something
If philosophers were paid to answer questions on sites like this one, I think we'd agree that there would be more responses. But do you think the quality of responses would decrease? Is something [More]

Philosopher in an Iranian prison

“Why do you have so many Jewish friends?” the interrogator asked. Chomsky, Berlin, Steiner: How to explain? Surviving an Iranian prison…
“Why do you have so many Jewish friends?” the interrogator asked. Chomsky, Berlin, Steiner: How to explain? Surviving an Iranian prison… [More]

Automation and us

Picture a future of ever-smarter machines. Increased automation will make life easier. It will also erode skills, debase intelligence, and devalue work…
Picture a future of ever-smarter machines. Increased automation will make life easier. It will also erode skills, debase intelligence, and devalue work… [More]