The last -ism?

There has lately been something like an arms race in literary studies to name whatever comes after postmodernism. Post-postmodernism, cosmodernism, digimodernism, automodernism, altermodernism, and
There has lately been something like an arms race in literary studies to name whatever comes after postmodernism. Post-postmodernism, cosmodernism, digimodernism, automodernism, altermodernism, and [More]

IAI Debate on the Nature of Truth

For a century, logicians have argued that things are either true or false. Yet truth for one person can be a falsehood for another. Is it possible that truth is not about the nature of reality at all but describes what we think about what we say? Would such a heresy undermine meaning itself or liberate us to think afresh?
For a century, logicians have argued that things are either true or false. Yet truth for one person can be a falsehood for another. Is it possible that truth is not about the nature of reality at all but describes what we think about what we say? Would such a heresy undermine meaning itself or liberate us to think afresh? [More]

Postmodernism and the Crisis of Meaning: A Way Out?

Postmodern thought has made the search for meaning and identity more difficult. Many scholars have searched for an oasis on the other side of despair including French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. In this IAI video, philosophers and a sociologist discuss whether his metaphor of desire provides a way out of the postmodern dilemma.
Postmodern thought has made the search for meaning and identity more difficult. Many scholars have searched for an oasis on the other side of despair including French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. In this IAI video, philosophers and a sociologist discuss whether his metaphor of desire provides a way out of the postmodern dilemma. [More]

Review of Caputo’s Philosophy in Transit

Caputo has done a fine job of clarifying and classifying the postmodernist approach to truth and reality. His readable and eloquent book is an excellent guide to the outlook common in a certain strain of Continental European philosophy. His neglect of other areas of philosophy is disappointing.
Caputo has done a fine job of clarifying and classifying the postmodernist approach to truth and reality. His readable and eloquent book is an excellent guide to the outlook common in a certain strain of Continental European philosophy. His neglect of other areas of philosophy is disappointing. [More]

Kant by Any Other Name?

Neo-Kantianism? Biocentrism, a theory by Robert Lanza and Bob Berman attempts to turn cosmology on it's head.
Neo-Kantianism? Biocentrism, a theory by Robert Lanza and Bob Berman attempts to turn cosmology on it's head. [More]

The Daily Owl 9-22-2013

Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is. (James)
Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is. (James) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-4-2013

“By replacing the modern worldview with a multiplicity of views and worlds, the postmodern era has, in effect, replaced knowledge with interpretation.”
“By replacing the modern worldview with a multiplicity of views and worlds, the postmodern era has, in effect, replaced knowledge with interpretation.” [More]

The Daily Owl 8-29-2013

"Whenever we say something, we don’t say exactly what was meant because we inadvertently say more and less than we meant due to the vagueness of language."
"Whenever we say something, we don’t say exactly what was meant because we inadvertently say more and less than we meant due to the vagueness of language." [More]

Good read -- review of McGrath's new biography on Lewis

Anthony Kenny looks at what McGrath has to say about Lewis
Anthony Kenny looks at what McGrath has to say about Lewis [More]

The Atlantic Speculates on Wittgenstein and the Higgs Boson

The Atlantic Speculates on Wittgenstein and the Higgs Boson
The Atlantic Speculates on Wittgenstein and the Higgs Boson [More]