Bride of Deconstruction

Frankenstein and the feminists. For the critic Barbara Johnson, Mary Shelley was born to be a widow. &#147She looked good in black&#148…
Frankenstein and the feminists. For the critic Barbara Johnson, Mary Shelley was born to be a widow. “She looked good in black”… [More]

Keats Reconsidered

Keats is regarded as the ur-aesthete – fragile, distant, unable to cope. Not so. He was immersed in radical politics and had a passion for science…
Keats is regarded as the ur-aesthete – fragile, distant, unable to cope. Not so. He was immersed in radical politics and had a passion for science… [More]

The Brow We Need

Highbrow, lowbrow, middlebrow. The distinctions have largely disappeared, along with nuanced, considered judgments. The brow we need is the furrowed one…
Highbrow, lowbrow, middlebrow. The distinctions have largely disappeared, along with nuanced, considered judgments. The brow we need is the furrowed one… [More]

Emotive Language in Argumentation

2014.07.40 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Douglas Walton, a prolific and influential writer on logical fallacies and related subjects, has co-written this book
2014.07.40 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Douglas Walton, a prolific and influential writer on logical fallacies and related subjects, has co-written this book [More]

What is Islamic Philosophy?

2014.07.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roy Jackson, What is Islamic Philosophy?, Routledge, 2014, 190pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415632034. Reviewed by Peter
2014.07.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roy Jackson, What is Islamic Philosophy?, Routledge, 2014, 190pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415632034. Reviewed by Peter [More]

Wittgenstein's Aesthetics

[Revised entry by Garry Hagberg on July 30, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Given the extreme importance that Wittgenstein attached to the aesthetic dimension of life, it is in one sense
[Revised entry by Garry Hagberg on July 30, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Given the extreme importance that Wittgenstein attached to the aesthetic dimension of life, it is in one sense [More]

Ethics, Children & Immigration

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/175704968 While children, accompanied or not, have been immigrating to the United States from Central America for quite some time, this matter has attracted
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/175704968 While children, accompanied or not, have been immigrating to the United States from Central America for quite some time, this matter has attracted [More]

Edward Hirsch’s Face

The gravity of Edward Hirsch’s expression suggests that something terrible has happened. Now the poet has turned grief into a masterpiece…
The gravity of Edward Hirsch’s expression suggests that something terrible has happened. Now the poet has turned grief into a masterpiece… [More]

Stories Make Us Human

Opposable thumbs, upright posture, big brains, sophisticated language: What most effectively sets humans apart from other species? Our addiction to stories…
Opposable thumbs, upright posture, big brains, sophisticated language: What most effectively sets humans apart from other species? Our addiction to stories… [More]

The Enduring Relevance of Burke

Hume, Locke, and Mill have been relegated to academe. Why does Burke alone, among Britain’s great political thinkers, engage practicing politicians?…
Hume, Locke, and Mill have been relegated to academe. Why does Burke alone, among Britain’s great political thinkers, engage practicing politicians?… [More]