Apocalypse Now

Polarized by political and cultural sensibilities, Americans are a fractious bunch. But one thing they can agree on: the apocalypse…
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Polarized by political and cultural sensibilities, Americans are a fractious bunch. But one thing they can agree on: the apocalypse… more»

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On Auden on Yeats

“He disappeared in the dead of winter,” Auden wrote when Yeats died – lines that would forever link Auden to Yeats, but also to Brodsky, Eliot, Walcott, and Heaney…
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“He disappeared in the dead of winter,” Auden wrote when Yeats died – lines that would forever link Auden to Yeats, but also to Brodsky, Eliot, Walcott, and Heaney… more»

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The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

2014.01.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nuno Venturinha (ed.), The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, Routledge, 2013, 226pp., $125.00
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2014.01.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nuno Venturinha (ed.), The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, Routledge, 2013, 226pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415640688. Reviewed by James W. Hearne, Western Washington University In principle, a collection on purely textual and2014.01.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nuno Venturinha (ed.), The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, Routledge, 2013, 226pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415640688. Reviewed by James W. Hearne, Western Washington University In principle, a collection on purely textual and. . .

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Human Rights: The Hard Questions

2014.01.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Cindy Holder and David Reidy (eds.), Human Rights: The Hard Questions, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 472pp., $34.99 (pbk),
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2014.01.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Cindy Holder and David Reidy (eds.), Human Rights: The Hard Questions, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 472pp., $34.99 (pbk), ISBN 9780521176262. Reviewed by Mathias Risse, Harvard University This is an anthology of 23 articles organized in seven parts that explore2014.01.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Cindy Holder and David Reidy (eds.), Human Rights: The Hard Questions, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 472pp., $34.99 (pbk), ISBN 9780521176262. Reviewed by Mathias Risse, Harvard University This is an anthology of 23 articles organized in seven parts that explore. . .

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Philosophy Assistant Professor

Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  Los Rios Community College
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Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  Los Rios Community College District Town:  Sacramento Country:  USA Job Description:  Los Rios Community College District Philosophy Assistant Professor The Institution: Folsom Lake College is the fourth and newest college in the Los Rios Community College District. The college and its centers, El Dorado and Rancho Cordova, are a dynamic learning community committed to academic excellence and innovation. The college provides high quality educational programs and services to enrich and empower students to reach their full potential as informed and productive members of the community.

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Mapping Human Values

Just a quick note to let y'all know that, together with Andrew Higgins and Jacob Levernier, I've started to map human values by data-mining obituaries. The basic idea is to display networks of the
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Just a quick note to let y'all know that, together with Andrew Higgins and Jacob Levernier, I've started to map human values by data-mining obituaries. The basic idea is to display networks of the traits and other good-making features attributed to people in their obituaries. Here's an example, based on...

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Moral Sentimentalism

[New Entry by Antti Kauppinen on January 29, 2014.] For moral sentimentalists, our emotions and desires play a leading role in the anatomy of morality. Some believe moral thoughts are fundamentally
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[New Entry by Antti Kauppinen on January 29, 2014.] For moral sentimentalists, our emotions and desires play a leading role in the anatomy of morality. Some believe moral thoughts are fundamentally sentimental, others that moral facts make essential reference to our sentimental responses, or that emotions are the primary source of moral knowledge. Some believe all these things. The two main attractions of sentimentalism are making sense of the...

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Socrates

[Revised entry by Debra Nails on January 29, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html, supplement2.html] Constantin Brancusi.
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[Revised entry by Debra Nails on January 29, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html, supplement2.html] Constantin Brancusi. Socrates...

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Fideism, Faith, and Rationality Conference

The 2014 Brackenridge conference at the University of Texas at San Antonio will be on Fideism, Faith, and Rationality.  The keynote speaker is John Bishop (Auckland).  The conference will be held
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The 2014 Brackenridge conference at the University of Texas at San Antonio will be on Fideism, Faith, and Rationality.  The keynote speaker is John Bishop (Auckland).  The conference will be held February 20-22, 2014.  All are welcome to attend. Thursday, February 20 H.E.B. University Center 2.202, Travis Room 3:00 – 4:10 pm Daniel Bonevac (UT-Austin)…

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Picking between Experts

One fairly common way to argue is the argument from authority. While people rarely follow the “strict” form of the argument, the basic idea is to infer that a claim is true based on the allegation
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One fairly common way to argue is the argument from authority. While people rarely follow the “strict” form of the argument, the basic idea is to infer that a claim is true based on the allegation that the person making …Read more »

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