To writers, their work amounts to evidence that they've fallen short of their potential. The oeuvre is never satisfied, always taunting, <strong>a work in progress</strong> until the end&nbsp;

To writers, their work amounts to evidence that they&#39;ve fallen short of their potential. The oeuvre is never satisfied, always taunting, a work in progress until the
To writers, their work amounts to evidence that they've fallen short of their potential. The oeuvre is never satisfied, always taunting, a work in progress until the [More]

<strong>Life of Liszt</strong>. People have been writing about his virtuosity, charisma, and affairs since the 1830s. What&rsquo;s left to say?

Life of Liszt. People have been writing about his virtuosity, charisma, and affairs since the 1830s. What&amp;rsquo;s left to
Life of Liszt. People have been writing about his virtuosity, charisma, and affairs since the 1830s. What’s left to [More]

<strong>Proust</strong> was literature's greatest mama's boy. "She takes away my life with her," he wrote when she died. He filled the void with work on his novel

Proust was literature&#39;s greatest mama&#39;s boy. &quot;She takes away my life with her,&quot; he wrote when she died. He filled the void with work on his
Proust was literature's greatest mama's boy. "She takes away my life with her," he wrote when she died. He filled the void with work on his [More]

Epistemic Intuitions are Shockingly Robust Across Cultural Differences

Around a year ago, I wrote about a really beautiful study by Machery and colleagues on cross-cultural similarities in epistemic intuitions. The study looked at intuitions about Gettier cases in four
Around a year ago, I wrote about a really beautiful study by Machery and colleagues on cross-cultural similarities in epistemic intuitions. The study looked at intuitions about Gettier cases in four [More]

Ibn Sina's Natural Philosophy

[New Entry by Jon McGinnis on July 29, 2016.] Ibn Sīnā (980 - 1037) - the Avicenna of Latin fame - is arguably the most important representative of falsafa, the Graeco-Arabic philosophical
[New Entry by Jon McGinnis on July 29, 2016.] Ibn Sīnā (980 - 1037) - the Avicenna of Latin fame - is arguably the most important representative of falsafa, the Graeco-Arabic philosophical [More]

The DNC & Fairness

Thanks to WikiLeaks (and possibly Russia) the Democratic National Committee’s formerly secret emails are now publicly available. As should surprise no one, the emails show that the DNC looked down
Thanks to WikiLeaks (and possibly Russia) the Democratic National Committee’s formerly secret emails are now publicly available. As should surprise no one, the emails show that the DNC looked down [More]

<strong>How to think about anger</strong>. Its arguments are weak and pathetic, says Martha Nussbaum, while the voice of generosity is strong as well as beautiful&nbsp;

How to think about anger. Its arguments are weak and pathetic, says Martha Nussbaum, while the voice of generosity is strong as well as
How to think about anger. Its arguments are weak and pathetic, says Martha Nussbaum, while the voice of generosity is strong as well as [More]

<strong>Nietzsche's politics</strong> were unsavory and harsh, but prescient. He understood the attraction to nationalism, racism, parochialism, and insularity&nbsp;

Nietzsche&#39;s politics were unsavory and harsh, but prescient. He understood the attraction to nationalism, racism, parochialism, and
Nietzsche's politics were unsavory and harsh, but prescient. He understood the attraction to nationalism, racism, parochialism, and [More]

Used to be that America's foremost public intellectuals were theologians on the Christian left. Their ideas triumphed, but their type disappeared. All except <strong>Marilynne Robinson</strong>

Used to be that America&#39;s foremost public intellectuals were theologians on the Christian left. Their ideas triumphed, but their type disappeared. All except Marilynne
Used to be that America's foremost public intellectuals were theologians on the Christian left. Their ideas triumphed, but their type disappeared. All except Marilynne [More]

An Interpretation of Nietzsche's On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life

2016.07.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Anthony K. Jensen, An Interpretation of Nietzsche&#39;s On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life, Routledge, 2016, 189pp.,
2016.07.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Anthony K. Jensen, An Interpretation of Nietzsche's On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life, Routledge, 2016, 189pp., [More]