Life of Stalin

No second-rate apparatchik, young Stalin could be shy or gregarious, vindictive or solicitous, ideological or pragmatic: Whatever the situation required…
No second-rate apparatchik, young Stalin could be shy or gregarious, vindictive or solicitous, ideological or pragmatic: Whatever the situation required… [More]

Death Is Optional

Theologically, the most interesting place today is Silicon Valley, says Yuval Noah Hariri. Its religion, not the ones coming out of Syria and Iraq, will take over the world…
Theologically, the most interesting place today is Silicon Valley, says Yuval Noah Hariri. Its religion, not the ones coming out of Syria and Iraq, will take over the world… [More]

The Structure of Scientific Theories

[New Entry by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther on March 5, 2015.] Scientific inquiry has led to immense explanatory and technological successes, partly as a result of the pervasiveness of scientific
[New Entry by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther on March 5, 2015.] Scientific inquiry has led to immense explanatory and technological successes, partly as a result of the pervasiveness of scientific [More]

Many-Valued Logic

[Revised entry by Siegfried Gottwald on March 5, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Many-valued logics are non-classical logics. They are similar to classical logic because they accept the
[Revised entry by Siegfried Gottwald on March 5, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Many-valued logics are non-classical logics. They are similar to classical logic because they accept the [More]

Question about Children, Race - Allen Stairs responds

If it is not immoral to love one's own children more and put them above all other children, then why can't that concept be extended to one's own race? Biological polygenesis and philosophy of
If it is not immoral to love one's own children more and put them above all other children, then why can't that concept be extended to one's own race? Biological polygenesis and philosophy of [More]

No Optimal Illusion

Some theists say that, if there is a best world, then God must actualize it; but if there is no best possible world, then God can actualize a bettered world w. A bettered world w is a world for
Some theists say that, if there is a best world, then God must actualize it; but if there is no best possible world, then God can actualize a bettered world w. A bettered world w is a world for [More]

Question about Children, Ethics - Amy Kind responds

As a parent of young children, I have recently come to know that lots of people find it acceptable to lie ("not telling the absolute truth") to children about all kinds of subjects. It is not only
As a parent of young children, I have recently come to know that lots of people find it acceptable to lie ("not telling the absolute truth") to children about all kinds of subjects. It is not only [More]

X-phi survey

With J. Adam Carter and Duncan Pritchard, I'm conducting an experiment for which we need people with some philosophical training. If that's you, and you don't mind taking 5 minutes to engage in the
With J. Adam Carter and Duncan Pritchard, I'm conducting an experiment for which we need people with some philosophical training. If that's you, and you don't mind taking 5 minutes to engage in the [More]

Kant and the Meaning of Religion

2015.03.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Terry F. Godlove, Kant and the Meaning of Religion, Columbia University Press, 2014, 245pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN
2015.03.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Terry F. Godlove, Kant and the Meaning of Religion, Columbia University Press, 2014, 245pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN [More]

East India Company

Robert Clive, an unstable sociopath, plundered India. His was a supreme act of corporate violence, and a harbinger of our own times…
Robert Clive, an unstable sociopath, plundered India. His was a supreme act of corporate violence, and a harbinger of our own times… [More]