The Ironist and the Romantic: Reading Richard Rorty and Stanley Cavell

2016.01.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Áine Mahon, The Ironist and the Romantic: Reading Richard Rorty and Stanley Cavell, Bloomsbury, 2014, 195pp., $37.95 (pbk), ISBN
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<strong>Housewives</strong> have been declared boring, but novelists can't seem to get enough of them. What gives? Laura Miller has the answer

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&ldquo;I have never cared for Thomas Mann&rsquo;s way of walking on water,&rdquo; said <strong>Joseph Roth</strong>. His own approach was, &ldquo;How many words, by when, and how much?&rdquo;

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Think of the great theorists of the past century. All European, right? <strong>Benedict Anderson</strong> proposes two American exceptions: Noam Chomsky and Milton Friedman

Think of the great theorists of the past century. All European, right? Benedict Anderson proposes two American exceptions: Noam Chomsky and Milton
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The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy

2016.01.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel A. Bell, The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy, Princeton University Press, 2015, 318pp.,
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…whether the wether will weather the weather

It so happens that I have already touched on the first and the last member of the triad whether –wether—weather in the past. By a strange coincidence, the interval between the posts dealing with
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Incentive & Inequality

Embed from Getty Images One of the stock arguments used to justify income inequality is the incentive argument. The gist is that income inequality is necessary as a motivating factor—crudely put, if
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Thomas Paine’s Common Sense turns 240 years old

Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by
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CFP: Meta-Philosophy of Religion & Meta-Theology

META-PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION &amp;#38; META-THEOLOGY We are delighted to announce the new journal&#160;TheoLogica,&#160;a peer-reviewed international journal.&#160;TheoLogica&#160;is a multidisciplinary research journal
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Philosopher of the month: Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe

The OUP Philosophy team have selected Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe as their January Philosopher of the Month. Anscombe was born in Limerick, Ireland, and spent much of her education at the
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