The Daily Owl 1-29-2014

Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. (Santayana)

DailyOwl_thumb5_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2]_thumb_thumb   The Daily Owl says, “Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim." (George Santayana)

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Post-Rationalism: Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France

2014.01.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tom Eyers, Post-Rationalism: Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France, Bloomsbury, 2013, 217pp.,
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2014.01.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tom Eyers, Post-Rationalism: Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France, Bloomsbury, 2013, 217pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781441186881. Reviewed by William McBride, Purdue University This is a book that lives up to its main title, but does2014.01.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tom Eyers, Post-Rationalism: Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France, Bloomsbury, 2013, 217pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781441186881. Reviewed by William McBride, Purdue University This is a book that lives up to its main title, but does. . .

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When I Was Young at Yale

In 1979, Mark Edmundson tumbled out of the garden of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll into the Yale English department: tweed, sherry, de Man, Derrida, and sensible shoes…
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In 1979, Mark Edmundson tumbled out of the garden of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll into the Yale English department: tweed, sherry, de Man, Derrida, and sensible shoes… more»

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Clive James on Frost

Robert Frost loathed arty pretension, but he was no folksy rustic. His poems are wonders of sophisticated construction. Clive James explains…
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Robert Frost loathed arty pretension, but he was no folksy rustic. His poems are wonders of sophisticated construction. Clive James explains… more»

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Shakespeare, sci-fi writer

Shakespeare was a scientist. His grasp of astronomy was greater than we might realize. Was Hamlet’s “infinite space” really about … space?…
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Shakespeare was a scientist. His grasp of astronomy was greater than we might realize. Was Hamlet’s “infinite space” really about … space?… more»

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Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy

2014.01.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chike Jeffers (ed.), Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy, SUNY Press, 2013, 194pp.,
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2014.01.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chike Jeffers (ed.), Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy, SUNY Press, 2013, 194pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781438447438. Reviewed by Albert Mosley, Smith College This collection, edited by Chike Jeffers, has prominent African2014.01.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chike Jeffers (ed.), Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy, SUNY Press, 2013, 194pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781438447438. Reviewed by Albert Mosley, Smith College This collection, edited by Chike Jeffers, has prominent African. . .

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Visiting Lectureship - Philosophy

Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  Wellesley College
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Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  Wellesley College Town:  Wellesley Country:  USA Job Description:  Wellesley College invites applications for a one-year visiting lectureship in philosophy. AOS: Ancient Philosophy AOC: Ethics

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Process Theism

[Revised entry by Donald Viney on January 28, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Process theism typically refers to a family of theological ideas originating in, inspired by, or in
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[Revised entry by Donald Viney on January 28, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Process theism typically refers to a family of theological ideas originating in, inspired by, or in agreement with the metaphysical orientation of the English philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947) and the American philosopher-ornithologist Charles Hartshorne (1897 - 2000). For both Whitehead and Hartshorne, it is an essential attribute of God to be fully involved in and affected...

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PhD position (5 years): Discovery of Medieval Philosophical Mysticism in the 18th-19th Centuries

Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  University of Freiburg
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Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  University of Freiburg Town:  Freiburg i.B. Country:  Germany Job Description:  The Department of Philosophy (Chair of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy) at Albert Ludwig University Freiburg (Germany) invites applications for a PhD position (80% E13) in the ERC Consolidator Grant MEMOPHI (see Project

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How to Determine Whether there Might Have Been Nothing

Even those of us who think that necessary truths often need (and have) non-trivial explanations generally think that these explanations tend to look different from the explanations of contingent
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Even those of us who think that necessary truths often need (and have) non-trivial explanations generally think that these explanations tend to look different from the explanations of contingent truths. Furthermore, one might well think that showing that p is necessary explains why p, even if one thinks that it is possible to show that…

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