Formula for Literary Fame

Literary fame can depend on advantages other than talent. Would Wordsworth have been known without Lake District tourism, or his surname?…
Literary fame can depend on advantages other than talent. Would Wordsworth have been known without Lake District tourism, or his surname?… [More]

Theory of perception

John Searle has a bone to pick with Bacon, Descartes, Locke, and Kant. He blames them for the basic mistake of modern epistemology…
John Searle has a bone to pick with Bacon, Descartes, Locke, and Kant. He blames them for the basic mistake of modern epistemology… [More]

Death of the university

The slow death of the university proceeds steadily and not always visibly, writes Terry Eagleton. He blames bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians….
The slow death of the university proceeds steadily and not always visibly, writes Terry Eagleton. He blames bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians…. [More]

Representational Theories of Consciousness

[Revised entry by William Lycan on April 17, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The idea of representation has been central in discussions of intentionality for many years. But only more
[Revised entry by William Lycan on April 17, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The idea of representation has been central in discussions of intentionality for many years. But only more [More]

Transcendental Arguments

[Revised entry by Robert Stern on April 17, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] As standardly conceived, transcendental arguments are taken to be distinctive in involving a certain sort of
[Revised entry by Robert Stern on April 17, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] As standardly conceived, transcendental arguments are taken to be distinctive in involving a certain sort of [More]

Question about Value - Charles Taliaferro responds

Lately, I have been feeling as if nothing in life is really worth desiring. As I was a little alarmed by these nihilistic thoughts, I tried to avoid them. But, in some mystic traditions, this state
Lately, I have been feeling as if nothing in life is really worth desiring. As I was a little alarmed by these nihilistic thoughts, I tried to avoid them. But, in some mystic traditions, this state [More]

Should the State Forbid Buying with Food Stamps?

View image | gettyimages.com Some states have passed or are considering laws that would restrict what government aid can be used to purchase. One apparently pro-active approach, taken by my
View image | gettyimages.com Some states have passed or are considering laws that would restrict what government aid can be used to purchase. One apparently pro-active approach, taken by my [More]

Squaring the Circle in Descartes' Meditations: The Strong Validation of Reason

2015.04.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen I. Wagner, Squaring the Circle in Descartes' Meditations: The Strong Validation of Reason, Cambridge University Press,
2015.04.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen I. Wagner, Squaring the Circle in Descartes' Meditations: The Strong Validation of Reason, Cambridge University Press, [More]

Interview with Renata Adler

“Mostly the good guys are the good guys and the not-good guys are not the good guys,” says Renata Adler. “Other people are just whatever they are”…
“Mostly the good guys are the good guys and the not-good guys are not the good guys,” says Renata Adler. “Other people are just whatever they are”… [More]

Philosophy and the real world

Studying with Stanley Fish and Richard Rorty, Crispin Sartwell couldn’t help but detect a sense of the end. It was the 80s, and it was an end for philosophy…
Studying with Stanley Fish and Richard Rorty, Crispin Sartwell couldn’t help but detect a sense of the end. It was the 80s, and it was an end for philosophy… [More]