Mark Hamilton on Idealism and Fallenness

Chapter 6 of Idealism and Christian Theology is “On the Corruption of the Body: A Theological Argument for Metaphysical Idealism” by S. Mark Hamilton. This is easily the best essay in
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Chapter 6 of Idealism and Christian Theology is “On the Corruption of the Body: A Theological Argument for Metaphysical Idealism” by S. Mark Hamilton. This is easily the best essay in the collection so far, and the most directly focused on the central issues the volume purports to address. Hamilton provides a carefully documented account [...]

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Friendship Reconsidered: What it Means and How it Matters to Politics

2017.03.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews P. E. Digeser, Friendship Reconsidered: What it Means and How it Matters to Politics, Columbia University Press, 2016, 361pp.,
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2017.03.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews P. E. Digeser, Friendship Reconsidered: What it Means and How it Matters to Politics, Columbia University Press, 2016, 361pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231174343. Reviewed by Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach, City University of New York Recent decades have witnessed an explosion of scholarly interest in the concept of friendship, a topic long neglected by our dominant liberal political tradition. In step with this renaissance, P. E. Digeser has written a wide-ranging, ambitious and knowledgeable book aiming to illuminate the complex relation between friendship and politics. The tripartite work moves beyond an analysis of friendship in the private sphere (Part I), to focus on tensions and ideals of civic friendship (Part II), and to a more speculative discussion of the possibility of international friendship between states (Part III). Bringing together literature from political science, anthropology, sociology as well. . .

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Pick a topic, say traveling while being frugal and worshipful. There's a podcast about that; it's called "Hobo for Christ." <strong>Podcasts</strong> tend to be specialized. That's the problem

Pick a topic, say traveling while being frugal and worshipful. There&#39;s a podcast about that; it&#39;s called &quot;Hobo for Christ.&quot; Podcasts tend to be specialized. That&#39;s the
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Pick a topic, say traveling while being frugal and worshipful. There's a podcast about that; it's called "Hobo for Christ." Podcasts tend to be specialized. That's the problem

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<strong>Louis Kahn</strong> wanted buildings to speak an ancestral spatial language. A brick arch wasn&rsquo;t just a brick arch &mdash; it was a way to connect across cultures and history

Louis Kahn wanted buildings to speak an ancestral spatial language. A brick arch wasn&amp;rsquo;t just a brick arch &amp;mdash; it was a way to connect across cultures and
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Louis Kahn wanted buildings to speak an ancestral spatial language. A brick arch wasn’t just a brick arch — it was a way to connect across cultures and history

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Need someone to frame a house, glaze a window, build a fence, plow a field, butcher a hen, call a square dance, explain your soul? <strong>Daniel Dennett</strong> is your man

Need someone to frame a house, glaze a window, build a fence, plow a field, butcher a hen, call a square dance, explain your soul? Daniel Dennett is your
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Need someone to frame a house, glaze a window, build a fence, plow a field, butcher a hen, call a square dance, explain your soul? Daniel Dennett is your man

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Making Government Like Business: Skills & Methods

Embed from Getty Images President Trump assigned his son-in-law Jared Kushner to head up the effort to make the federal government more like a business. Trump has already been a leader in this
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Embed from Getty Images President Trump assigned his son-in-law Jared Kushner to head up the effort to make the federal government more like a business. Trump has already been a leader in this effort by engaging in the same sort of nepotism that occurs in business. While it is certainly tempting to dismiss this appointment as more nepotism, it is worth considering whether government should be more like a business. The idea that government should be more like a business is certainly appealing to those who education, experience and values relate to business. It is natural for people to see the world through the lens of their experiences and education. It is also natural to want to apply the methods that one is most familiar with to as many areas as possible. For example, my education is in philosophy and I have extensive experience in critical thinking, logic and ethical reasoning. As such, I tend to see the world through the philosophical lens and I want to apply critical thinking,. . .

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Norms in the Wild: How to Diagnose, Measure, and Change Social Norms

2017.03.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Cristina Bicchieri, Norms in the Wild: How to Diagnose, Measure, and Change Social Norms, Oxford University Press, 2017, 239pp.,
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2017.03.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Cristina Bicchieri, Norms in the Wild: How to Diagnose, Measure, and Change Social Norms, Oxford University Press, 2017, 239pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780190622053. Reviewed by David Henderson, University of Nebraska at Lincoln Cristina Bicchieri (2006) advanced a powerful and well-received account of norms. Her work reflects important ways in which philosophical and social scientific reflection on norms can be joined to great advantage. In its empirical richness, her work goes beyond the also important work of Philip Pettit (1990) and by Brennan, Eriksson, Goodin, and Southwood (2013). Bicchieri understands various kinds of norms as rules for which agents have a conditional preference to conform. Such preferences are keyed to various expectations -- empirical expectations and normative expectations. Empirical expectations have to do with how people do and will behave in the relevant class of situations. For. . .

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Long before he encountered Marx, <strong>Lenin was radicalized by literature</strong>. He read Shakespeare, Goethe, and Pushkin aloud. He was hostile to the avant-garde

Long before he encountered Marx, Lenin was radicalized by literature. He read Shakespeare, Goethe, and Pushkin aloud. He was hostile to the
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Long before he encountered Marx, Lenin was radicalized by literature. He read Shakespeare, Goethe, and Pushkin aloud. He was hostile to the avant-garde

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Dwight Garner on <strong>Camille Paglia</strong>: "Reading this book is like being stranded in a bar where the jukebox has only two songs, both by Pat Benatar"&nbsp;

Dwight Garner on Camille Paglia: &quot;Reading this book is like being stranded in a bar where the jukebox has only two songs, both by Pat
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Dwight Garner on Camille Paglia: "Reading this book is like being stranded in a bar where the jukebox has only two songs, both by Pat Benatar" 

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We live in an <strong>age of offense</strong>. Never has outrage enjoyed more legitimacy or been more a marker of moral status&nbsp;

We live in an age of offense. Never has outrage enjoyed more legitimacy or been more a marker of moral
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We live in an age of offense. Never has outrage enjoyed more legitimacy or been more a marker of moral status 

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