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A libertine, but so much more. <strong>Casanova</strong> was an actor, an outcast, a priest, a gambler, and a common man passing as (and sleeping with) the aristocracy

A libertine, but so much more. Casanova was an actor, an outcast, a priest, a gambler, and a common man passing as (and sleeping with) the
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A libertine, but so much more. Casanova was an actor, an outcast, a priest, a gambler, and a common man passing as (and sleeping with) the aristocracy

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In the darkness, she saw her father perched half-naked on a window ledge. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m going to jump!&rdquo; he yelled. Her mother replied, &ldquo;Why don&rsquo;t you?&rdquo; Just another night in the <strong>Tynan household</strong>

In the darkness, she saw her father perched half-naked on a window ledge. &amp;ldquo;I&amp;rsquo;m going to jump!&amp;rdquo; he yelled. Her mother replied, &amp;ldquo;Why don&amp;rsquo;t you?&amp;rdquo; Just another night
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In the darkness, she saw her father perched half-naked on a window ledge. “I’m going to jump!” he yelled. Her mother replied, “Why don’t you?” Just another night in the Tynan household

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The condition is creeping rather than acute, and it manifests itself variously. "<strong>Reader's block</strong>,&rdquo; as Geoff Dyer calls it, defines the cultural climate

The condition is creeping rather than acute, and it manifests itself variously. &quot;Reader&#39;s block,&amp;rdquo; as Geoff Dyer calls it, defines the cultural
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The condition is creeping rather than acute, and it manifests itself variously. "Reader's block,” as Geoff Dyer calls it, defines the cultural climate

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Rethinking Order after the Laws of Nature

2017.03.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nancy Cartwright and Keith Ward (eds.), Rethinking Order after the Laws of Nature, Bloomsbury, 2016, 240pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.03.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nancy Cartwright and Keith Ward (eds.), Rethinking Order after the Laws of Nature, Bloomsbury, 2016, 240pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781474244060. Reviewed by John F. Halpin, Oakland University It is all too easy, even three centuries after Newton, to assume that everything, deep down, is governed by universal laws. Newton's principles are simple, provide powerful state transition laws, and are easily extended as new forces are discovered. Moreover, over the centuries Newton's laws have been successfully transformed to provide today's basic principles of physics, often as a version of Schrodinger's equation. Such principles of nature govern and/or determine a future state of the world and (perhaps only probabilistically) events. But such fundamental laws, "master principles", are not the only way to understand science and its underlying metaphysical lesson. Indeed, the contributors to this volume explain how. . .

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<em>Deconstruction</em>: a detective story. A new play about <strong>Paul de Man</strong> shows how something monstrous can begin as a cavalier disregard for truth&nbsp;

Deconstruction: a detective story. A new play about Paul de Man shows how something monstrous can begin as a cavalier disregard for
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Deconstruction: a detective story. A new play about Paul de Man shows how something monstrous can begin as a cavalier disregard for truth 

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Suicide, self-destruction, poetry. Berryman, Plath, Chatterton, Larkin, Frost, Auden: Is an unhappy end a necessary price for <strong>poetic genius</strong>?

Suicide, self-destruction, poetry. Berryman, Plath, Chatterton, Larkin, Frost, Auden: Is an unhappy end a necessary price for poetic
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Suicide, self-destruction, poetry. Berryman, Plath, Chatterton, Larkin, Frost, Auden: Is an unhappy end a necessary price for poetic genius?

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<strong>Robert Silvers</strong>, who described editors as middlemen and cautioned against taking credit away from writers, is dead. The founding editor of <em>The New York Review of Books</em> was 87

Robert Silvers, who described editors as middlemen and cautioned against taking credit away from writers, is dead. The founding editor of The New York Review of Books was
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Robert Silvers, who described editors as middlemen and cautioned against taking credit away from writers, is dead. The founding editor of The New York Review of Books was 87

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Logical Modalities from Aristotle to Carnap: The Story of Necessity

2017.03.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Max Cresswell, Edwin Mares, Adriane Rini (eds.), Logical Modalities from Aristotle to Carnap: The Story of Necessity, Cambridge
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2017.03.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Max Cresswell, Edwin Mares, Adriane Rini (eds.), Logical Modalities from Aristotle to Carnap: The Story of Necessity, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 348pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107077881. Reviewed by Simo Knuuttila, University of Helsinki In their introduction, the editors say that some years ago, when they were reflecting on modality, possible worlds, and related matters, they started asking where philosophers through the ages have thought that necessity originates and what have they said necessity is. This is the background of this book, which is particularly meant to shed light on how understanding the nature of necessity requires a consideration of its role in logic. Nevertheless, the work is not strictly limited to this theme, and while all papers address modality, not all are about what readers might regard as logical necessity. Some more elaboration of this issue, also hinted at in the title,. . .

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Trump Supporters as Moral Heroes

Embed from Getty Images While Trump claimed that he would help the forgotten people of America, his rural and small town supporters will most likely be harmed by the implementation of his agenda.
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Embed from Getty Images While Trump claimed that he would help the forgotten people of America, his rural and small town supporters will most likely be harmed by the implementation of his agenda. Trump also ran hard on repealing Obamacare and engaging in what some would characterize as trade wars. If the administration makes good on these promises, many of his supporters will be harmed. Some have gone as far as asserting that Trump’s presidency will prove to be a disaster for the white working class. Since these are factual claims, they can be countered by evidence to the contrary and it is worth considering that the predictions of woe might prove to be in error. That is, the Trump administration will lead the working class and forgotten people to a new age of prosperity, health and wellbeing. While not logically impossible, this does seem unlikely. As such, the most reasonable bet is that the Trump administration will prove to be good for Trump and his fellow economic elites but. . .

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