Previously unknown drawings, letters, and poems by <strong>Sylvia Plath </strong>have been discovered. Where's the novel she was working on when she died?

Previously unknown drawings, letters, and poems by Sylvia Plath have been discovered. Where&#39;s the novel she was working on when she
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Previously unknown drawings, letters, and poems by Sylvia Plath have been discovered. Where's the novel she was working on when she died?

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How to do Science with Models: A Philosophical Primer

2017.08.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Axel Gelfert, How to do Science with Models: A Philosophical Primer, Springer, 2016, $54.99, 135pp., ISBN 9783319279527.
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2017.08.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Axel Gelfert, How to do Science with Models: A Philosophical Primer, Springer, 2016, $54.99, 135pp., ISBN 9783319279527. Reviewed by Arnon Levy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Models and modeling have occupied an outsized role in recent philosophy of science. The reasons are not hard to see. On the one hand, models are widespread across a range of scientific disciplines, from elementary physics through different parts of biology to the social sciences. On the other hand, they stand at the intersection of a number of key philosophical topics. Some are classic philosophy of science topics, such as the nature of explanation and the viability of realism (Bokulich, 2011; Levy forthcoming). Given the ubiquity of models and given that they are often idealized, abstract and/or independent of "big" theories, questions concerning how a model can explain and what we may learn from models about reality take on a. . .

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Experience Machines

Experience Machines, edited by Mark Silcox (and including a chapter by me) is now available where fine books are sold, such as Amazon. In his classic work&#160;Anarchy, State and Utopia,&#160;Robert Nozick
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Experience Machines, edited by Mark Silcox (and including a chapter by me) is now available where fine books are sold, such as Amazon. In his classic work Anarchy, State and Utopia, Robert Nozick asked his readers to imagine being permanently plugged into a ‘machine that would give you any experience you desired’. He speculated that, in spite of the many obvious attractions of such a prospect, most people would choose against passing the rest of their lives under the influence of this type of invention. Nozick thought (and many have since agreed) that this simple thought experiment had profound implications for how we think about ethics, political justice, and the significance of technology in our everyday lives. Nozick’s argument was made in 1974, about a decade before the personal computer revolution in Europe and North America. Since then, opportunities for the citizens of industrialized societies to experience virtual worlds and simulated environments have multiplied. . .

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Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher

[Revised entry by Michael Forster on August 8, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html] Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher (1768 - 1834) perhaps cannot be ranked as one of the
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[Revised entry by Michael Forster on August 8, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html] Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher (1768 - 1834) perhaps cannot be ranked as one of the very greatest German philosophers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (like Kant, Herder, Hegel, Marx, or Nietzsche). But he is certainly one of the best second-tier philosophers of the period (a period in which the second-tier was still extremely good). He was not only a philosopher, but also an eminent classical scholar and theologian. Much of his philosophical work was in the philosophy of religion, but from a modern philosophical point of view it is his hermeneutics (i.e., theory of interpretation) and his...

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Cologne Summer School of Interdisciplinary Anthropology: "The Phenomenality of Material Things"

Conference Name:&amp;nbsp;Cologne Summer School of Interdisciplinary Anthropology: &quot;The Phenomenality of Material Things: Praxis, Genesis, Cognition&quot; Conference Dates: September 18-23, 2017 Location:
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Conference Name: Cologne Summer School of Interdisciplinary Anthropology: "The Phenomenality of Material Things: Praxis, Genesis, Cognition" Conference Dates: September 18-23, 2017 Location: Cologne, Germany Website: artes.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/30384.html

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&ldquo;<strong>There are no facts</strong>, only art,&rdquo; wrote David Shields in 2010. It's a prescient description of our myopic and self-absorbed journalistic era

&amp;ldquo;There are no facts, only art,&amp;rdquo; wrote David Shields in 2010. It&#39;s a prescient description of our myopic and self-absorbed journalistic
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“There are no facts, only art,” wrote David Shields in 2010. It's a prescient description of our myopic and self-absorbed journalistic era

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Kant Section of European Consortium for Political Research 11th General Conference

&amp;nbsp; Conference Name:&amp;nbsp;Kant Section of European Consortium for Political Research 11th General Conference Conference Dates:&amp;nbsp;September 6-9, 2017 Location: Oslo,
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  Conference Name: Kant Section of European Consortium for Political Research 11th General Conference Conference Dates: September 6-9, 2017 Location: Oslo, Norway Website: https://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=96 Flyer:  Kantian

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Why do people who advocate the selfless communal life create such emotional havoc around themselves? The question consumed <strong>Sonya Tolstoy</strong>

Why do people who advocate the selfless communal life create such emotional havoc around themselves? The question consumed Sonya
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Why do people who advocate the selfless communal life create such emotional havoc around themselves? The question consumed Sonya Tolstoy

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<strong>Robert Louis Stevenson </strong>spent his last five years in Samoa, where the locals couldn't comprehend how he earned his living as a writer

Robert Louis Stevenson spent his last five years in Samoa, where the locals couldn&#39;t comprehend how he earned his living as a
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Robert Louis Stevenson spent his last five years in Samoa, where the locals couldn't comprehend how he earned his living as a writer

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Thinking about Free Will

2017.08.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter van Inwagen, Thinking about Free Will, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 232pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781316617656. &#160;
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2017.08.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter van Inwagen, Thinking about Free Will, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 232pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781316617656.   Reviewed by Peter A. Graham, University of Massachusetts Amherst No one writes more sensibly about the traditional philosophical problem of free will than does Peter van Inwagen. This book, a collection of his essays on free will, ought to join his An Essay on Free Will, the best modern treatment of the topic, on the shelf of anyone seriously considering the cluster of issues which constitute the traditional philosophical problem of free will. It is an excellent volume.   In what follows I’ll first very briefly canvas some of the main issues touched upon in the essays and then discuss one of them -- the most important, in my view -- in a bit more depth.  

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