Language and the Structure of Berkeley's World

2017.12.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kenneth L. Pearce, Language and the Structure of Berkeley's World, Oxford University Press, 2017, 204pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN
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Writers are told to fan out across genres, to expose themselves to everything. Bad advice. <strong>Don't read widely</strong>. Most work is middling and should be ignored

Writers are told to fan out across genres, to expose themselves to everything. Bad advice. Don&#39;t read widely. Most work is middling and should be
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&ldquo;<strong>Darwin was wrong</strong>,&rdquo; says A.N. Wilson, whose book is quite often wrong, too. Indeed, it's an object lesson in how not to write the history of anything

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&ldquo;I write because I hate,&rdquo; said <strong>William Gass</strong>, who died last week. Anger at his bigoted father and alcoholic mother shaped a singular philosophical vision

&amp;ldquo;I write because I hate,&amp;rdquo; said William Gass, who died last week. Anger at his bigoted father and alcoholic mother shaped a singular philosophical
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Tenure Track Position in Philosophy of Science

Job List:&amp;nbsp; Americas Name of institution:&amp;nbsp; Universit&#233; du Qu&#233;bec &#224; Trois-Rivi&#232;res
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Symmetry and Symmetry Breaking

[Revised entry by Katherine Brading, Elena Castellani, and Nicholas Teh on December 14, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Symmetry considerations dominate modern fundamental
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Wittgenstein's Logical Atomism

[Revised entry by Ian Proops on December 14, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Although it has few adherents today, logical atomism was once a leading movement of early twentieth-century
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As we rush to impose moral clarity on human desire, remember: <strong>Sex is not a solvable problem</strong>. Let's minimize the number of its victims

As we rush to impose moral clarity on human desire, remember: Sex is not a solvable problem. Let&#39;s minimize the number of its
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In Praise of Heteronomy: Making Room for Revelation

2017.12.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Merold Westphal, In Praise of Heteronomy: Making Room for Revelation, Indiana University Press, 2017, 241pp., $30.00, ISBN
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Hoaxes succeed by promising us what we wish for. P.T. Barnum called it &ldquo;<strong>humbug</strong>,&rdquo; a form of fakery that doesn't deceive so much as fill its beholder with wonder

Hoaxes succeed by promising us what we wish for. P.T. Barnum called it &amp;ldquo;humbug,&amp;rdquo; a form of fakery that doesn&#39;t deceive so much as fill its beholder with
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