Illustrating the Paradox of Deontology

One who accepts a "consequentialism of rights" might hold that deliberating killing an innocent person (let's call this "murder", for short) is so morally bad that it isn't justified even to save
One who accepts a "consequentialism of rights" might hold that deliberating killing an innocent person (let's call this "murder", for short) is so morally bad that it isn't justified even to save [More]

The logic of unreliable narrators

In fiction, an unreliable narrator is a narrator whose credibility is in doubt – in other words, a proper reading of a narrative with an unreliable narrator requires that the audience question the
In fiction, an unreliable narrator is a narrator whose credibility is in doubt – in other words, a proper reading of a narrative with an unreliable narrator requires that the audience question the [More]

<strong>Evelyn Waugh</strong> was cruel and ornery through a misunderstanding. He thought his vocation was to instruct a godless world. But his true calling was as a humorist

Evelyn Waugh was cruel and ornery through a misunderstanding. He thought his vocation was to instruct a godless world. But his true calling was as a
Evelyn Waugh was cruel and ornery through a misunderstanding. He thought his vocation was to instruct a godless world. But his true calling was as a [More]

What is a longtime marriage like for the French theorists <strong>Julia Kristeva and Philippe Sollers?</strong> It&rsquo;s an intellectual exercise, an elegant performance

What is a longtime marriage like for the French theorists Julia Kristeva and Philippe Sollers? It&amp;rsquo;s an intellectual exercise, an elegant
What is a longtime marriage like for the French theorists Julia Kristeva and Philippe Sollers? It’s an intellectual exercise, an elegant [More]

<strong>Best-selling books</strong>, it&rsquo;s said, provide &ldquo;a snapshot of an age.&rdquo; Yet in every age, while characters and settings may have changed, the narratives are familiar

Best-selling books, it&amp;rsquo;s said, provide &amp;ldquo;a snapshot of an age.&amp;rdquo; Yet in every age, while characters and settings may have changed, the narratives are
Best-selling books, it’s said, provide “a snapshot of an age.” Yet in every age, while characters and settings may have changed, the narratives are [More]

<strong>Twilight of the English major</strong>. Enrollment is down, career prospects dim, the financial outlook grim. But marginalization has its advantages

Twilight of the English major. Enrollment is down, career prospects dim, the financial outlook grim. But marginalization has its
Twilight of the English major. Enrollment is down, career prospects dim, the financial outlook grim. But marginalization has its [More]

Swarms

Anyone who has played RTS games such as Blizzard’s Starcraft knows the basics of swarm warfare: you build a vast swarm of cheap units and hurl them against the enemy’s smaller force of more
Anyone who has played RTS games such as Blizzard’s Starcraft knows the basics of swarm warfare: you build a vast swarm of cheap units and hurl them against the enemy’s smaller force of more [More]

<strong>Twilight of the English major</strong>&lt;/strong&gt;. Enrollment is down, career prospects dim, the financial outlook grim. But marginalization has its advantages&nbsp;

Twilight of the English major&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;. Enrollment is down, career prospects dim, the financial outlook grim. But marginalization has its
Twilight of the English major</strong>. Enrollment is down, career prospects dim, the financial outlook grim. But marginalization has its [More]

<strong>Shakespeare, economic theorist</strong>. His work was shaped by the market. And that work, in turn, influenced the development of economic thought

Shakespeare, economic theorist. His work was shaped by the market. And that work, in turn, influenced the development of economic
Shakespeare, economic theorist. His work was shaped by the market. And that work, in turn, influenced the development of economic [More]

<strong>Geriatric wisdom</strong> goes beyond nostalgia and mortality. It&rsquo;s the humor of Beckett after slipping in the bathtub, the flair of Bellow getting out of the ICU

Geriatric wisdom goes beyond nostalgia and mortality. It&amp;rsquo;s the humor of Beckett after slipping in the bathtub, the flair of Bellow getting out of the
Geriatric wisdom goes beyond nostalgia and mortality. It’s the humor of Beckett after slipping in the bathtub, the flair of Bellow getting out of the [More]