The Construction of Human Kinds

2017.04.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ron Mallon, The Construction of Human Kinds, Oxford University Press, 2016, 250pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198755678.
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2017.04.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ron Mallon, The Construction of Human Kinds, Oxford University Press, 2016, 250pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198755678. Reviewed by Michael Root, University of Minnesota Ron Mallon's aim is to "set the record straight" on the nature and reality of human kinds, the categories used to classify people, and explain how race, as well as a number of other prominent human categories, can be made-up or invented and yet real, causally significant and scientifically meaningful. His aim, Mallon tells us, is not to defend a social constructionist account of any particular human category but show how such an account is consistent with a realist as well as a scientific approach to categorization. Mallon's book is divided into nine chapters. The first looks at race and how or in what respect race is real and of scientific importance. The second discusses a number of prominent claims that one or... Read More

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Tan on Edwards’ Christology

Chapter 9 of Idealism and Christian Theology is “Jonathan Edwards Dynamic Idealism and Cosmic Christology” by Seng-Kong Tan. The article addresses the relevance of Edwards’
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Chapter 9 of Idealism and Christian Theology is “Jonathan Edwards Dynamic Idealism and Cosmic Christology” by Seng-Kong Tan. The article addresses the relevance of Edwards’ idealism to his accounts of the two central mysteries of the Christian faith, the Trinity and the Incarnation. Whereas most of the articles in this volume are primarily philosophical and [...]

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When critics look in the mirror. Memoirs from <strong>Lee Siegel and Daphne Merkin</strong> show that book reviewers, too, can suffer from debt and depression

When critics look in the mirror. Memoirs from Lee Siegel and Daphne Merkin show that book reviewers, too, can suffer from debt and
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When critics look in the mirror. Memoirs from Lee Siegel and Daphne Merkin show that book reviewers, too, can suffer from debt and depression

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APA Pacific 2017: a conference guide

The Oxford Philosophy team is excited to see you in Seattle for the upcoming 2017 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting! We have some suggestions on sights to see during your
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The Oxford Philosophy team is excited to see you in Seattle for the upcoming 2017 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting! We have some suggestions on sights to see during your time in Washington, as well as our favorite sessions to attend at the conference. No matter what you’re interested in, Seattle is full of exciting things to do. Get lost in the Washington Park Arboretum on the shore of Lake Washington, or take a stroll around Pioneer Square. If views of the skyline are what you’re after, take them in via water taxi or from atop the famous Space Needle. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the beaches and 3.2 miles of trails through Golden Gardens Park, and art lovers can spend hours in the Seattle Art Museum. And what trip to Seattle would be complete without a visit to Pike Place Market? Pike Place Market Entrance. Photo by Mtaylor444. CC-BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. While at the conference, be sure to keep an eye out for these sessions that we’re. . .

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<strong>&ldquo;Dead of the world, unite!&rdquo;</strong> urged the Russian school of cosmism in the 1920&rsquo;s. How dissimilar is today&rsquo;s refrain from Silicon Valley: &ldquo;Immortality now!&rdquo;?

&amp;ldquo;Dead of the world, unite!&amp;rdquo; urged the Russian school of cosmism in the 1920&amp;rsquo;s. How dissimilar is today&amp;rsquo;s refrain from Silicon Valley: &amp;ldquo;Immortality
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“Dead of the world, unite!” urged the Russian school of cosmism in the 1920’s. How dissimilar is today’s refrain from Silicon Valley: “Immortality now!”?

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When critics look in the mirror. Memoirs from <strong>Lee Siegel and Daphne Merkin</strong> show that book reviewers, like everyone else, can suffer from debt and depression

When critics look in the mirror. Memoirs from Lee Siegel and Daphne Merkin show that book reviewers, like everyone else, can suffer from debt and
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When critics look in the mirror. Memoirs from Lee Siegel and Daphne Merkin show that book reviewers, like everyone else, can suffer from debt and depression

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&ldquo;Artists are always being lectured on their moral duty,&rdquo; says <strong>Margaret Atwood</strong>, but don&rsquo;t count on their fortitude. &ldquo;The pen is mightier than the sword, but only in retrospect&rdquo;

&amp;ldquo;Artists are always being lectured on their moral duty,&amp;rdquo; says Margaret Atwood, but don&amp;rsquo;t count on their fortitude. &amp;ldquo;The pen is mightier than the sword, but only in
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“Artists are always being lectured on their moral duty,” says Margaret Atwood, but don’t count on their fortitude. “The pen is mightier than the sword, but only in retrospect”

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Plato's Protagoras: Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry

2017.04.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Olof Pettersson and Vigdis Songe-M&#248;ller (eds.), Plato&#39;s Protagoras: Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry,
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2017.04.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Olof Pettersson and Vigdis Songe-Møller (eds.), Plato's Protagoras: Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry, Springer, 2017, 235pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9783319455839. Reviewed by Evan Rodriguez, Idaho State University The topic of this book is a timely one. As Olof Pettersson points out in the introduction, the study of Plato's defense of philosophy as contrasted with sophistry is an area with growing momentum and with much left unexplored. Those with a broad interest in Plato or in the Protagoras are likely to find some perspectives and ideas in this volume worth considering, especially in the final contribution by Paul Woodruff. Yet there is relatively little new analysis of the confrontation between philosophy and sophistry. Plato's Protagoras is indeed an important dialogue for understanding the topic. Its namesake is a famous Greek intellectual and a leading figure of the sophistic. . .

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Interview on the Ethics of Chemical Weapons

Embed from Getty Images I was recently interviewed by Jim Brown for The 180, a show on CBC Radio. The subject is the ethics of chemical weapons, specifically their use in Syria. Here is the link:
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Embed from Getty Images I was recently interviewed by Jim Brown for The 180, a show on CBC Radio. The subject is the ethics of chemical weapons, specifically their use in Syria. Here is the link: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/the180/chemical-weapons-start-concerts-earlier-and-nova-scotia-should-have-a-spaceport-1.4059275/hundreds-of-syrian-children-have-been-killed-by-conventional-weapons-so-why-are-chemical-weapons-worse-1.4060819 My Amazon Author Page My Paizo Page My DriveThru RPG Page Follow Me on Twitter [ us cialis | canadian viagra | cialis women | buy inurl viagra viagra | cialis okay for women | natural viagra alternative | buy herbal viagra | where did viagra come from | discount cialis | viagra prescription uk | viagra uit india | cialis generic levitra viagra | chinese herbal viagra | us discount viagra overnight delivery | low cost canadian viagra | where did viagra come from | viagra generic | which is better viagra or cialis | cialis philippines | natural viagra. . .

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Albert Camus

[Revised entry by Ronald Aronson on April 10, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Albert Camus (1913 - 1960) was a journalist, editor and editorialist, playwright and director,
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[Revised entry by Ronald Aronson on April 10, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Albert Camus (1913 - 1960) was a journalist, editor and editorialist, playwright and director, novelist and author of short stories, political essayist and activist - and, although he more than once denied it, a philosopher. He ignored or opposed systematic philosophy, had little faith in rationalism, asserted rather than argued many of his main ideas, presented others in metaphors, was preoccupied with immediate and personal experience, and brooded over...

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