News: February/March 2015

Conspicuous Shortage of Women Philosophers • Non-Human Rights • Google Hires Philosopher • Museum to Confucius Built — News reports by Sue Roberts, Tomiwa Owolade and Anja
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Conspicuous Shortage of Women Philosophers • Non-Human Rights • Google Hires Philosopher • Museum to Confucius Built — News reports by Sue Roberts, Tomiwa Owolade and Anja Steinbauer

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The Relevance of Royce

2015.01.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kelly A. Parker and Jason Bell (eds.), The Relevance of Royce, Fordham University Press, 2014, $55.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.01.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kelly A. Parker and Jason Bell (eds.), The Relevance of Royce, Fordham University Press, 2014, $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780823255283. Reviewed by Roger Ward, Georgetown College This fine collection, edited by Kelly Parker and Jason Bell, showcases both the historical richness and the contemporary applicability of the philosophy of Josiah Royce. Royce scholarship, championed by many of the volume's contributors, is in a definite waxing phase. The need for the volume is a bit of a puzzle given that Royce is such a fecund philosophical mind, his career at Harvard spanned the golden age of pragmatism, and his books, associated personalities, students and cultural events collectively form a unique and powerful tapestry. Still, much of Royce remains untapped and unclaimed for the last 100 years. The volume seems to ask why Royce shouldn't be added to the three classical pillars, Peirce, James, and Dewey. The book has. . .

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Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts

2015.01.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Oberdiek (ed.), Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts, Oxford University Press, 2014, 447pp., $98.50 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.01.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Oberdiek (ed.), Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts, Oxford University Press, 2014, 447pp., $98.50 (hbk), ISBN 9780198701385. Reviewed by Avihay Dorfman, Tel Aviv University The law of torts is widely recognized as one key pillar of private law, which is to say the law that governs the terms of horizontal interactions among persons. Whereas contract law governs certain types of consensual interactions, the law of torts mainly occupies itself with involuntary forms of interactions and, in particular, the duties that attach to those whose activities render vulnerable the legitimate interests of other people, including those who are outside the privity of a joint enterprise. In that, tort law amalgamates otherwise discrete torts into one unity, namely, the law of torts. For the past several decades, the theoretical study of tort law has proceeded by implicit or explicit rejection of the. . .

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Take me to the death cafe

How a Swiss sociologist gave rise to the café mortel, where the talk is of good deaths and bad deaths, near deaths and grief…
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How a Swiss sociologist gave rise to the café mortel, where the talk is of good deaths and bad deaths, near deaths and grief… more»

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Young T.S. Eliot

Eliot in love. The poet’s first wife called him “Wonkypenky”: not a term of endearment. Sexual difficulties weren’t the worst of it…
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Eliot in love. The poet’s first wife called him “Wonkypenky”: not a term of endearment. Sexual difficulties weren’t the worst of it… more»

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From Poesy to Carrot Carnations

Poetry and the short story have slipped from minor arts to crafts, of interest primarily to other poets and short-story writers…
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Poetry and the short story have slipped from minor arts to crafts, of interest primarily to other poets and short-story writers… more»

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The Point of Pointless Evil

William Hasker has interesting things to say about the consequences of the standard view that God cannot permit a single instance of gratuitous evil. I won’t fuss the metaphysical issue of the
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William Hasker has interesting things to say about the consequences of the standard view that God cannot permit a single instance of gratuitous evil. I won’t fuss the metaphysical issue of the nature of gratuitous evil, but it’s really worth thinking hard about it. I’m interested in Hasker’s claim about what he calls the ‘limited [...]

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The Point of Pointless Evil?

William Hasker has interesting things to say about the consequences of the standard view that God cannot permit a single instance of gratuitous evil. I won’t fuss the metaphysical issue of the
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William Hasker has interesting things to say about the consequences of the standard view that God cannot permit a single instance of gratuitous evil. I won’t fuss the metaphysical issue of the nature of gratuitous evil, but it’s really worth thinking hard about it. I’m interested in Hasker’s claim about what he calls the ‘limited [...]

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Poste d’assistant-e de philosophie ancienne

Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  Department of Philosophy, University of
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Europe
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Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva
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Geneva
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