Unity without objecthood, in art and in natural language

What makes something we see or something we talk about a single thing, or simply a unit that we can identify and that we can distinguish from others and compare to them? For ordinary objects like
What makes something we see or something we talk about a single thing, or simply a unit that we can identify and that we can distinguish from others and compare to them? For ordinary objects like [More]

Einstein hated beets. Hitchcock wouldn't eat eggs. Colson Whitehead can't stand ice cream. We are what we eat, but what's the significance of <strong>what we don't eat</strong>?

Einstein hated beets. Hitchcock wouldn&#39;t eat eggs. Colson Whitehead can&#39;t stand ice cream. We are what we eat, but what&#39;s the significance of what we don&#39;t
Einstein hated beets. Hitchcock wouldn't eat eggs. Colson Whitehead can't stand ice cream. We are what we eat, but what's the significance of what we don't [More]

The Midwest wasn't always written about as a second-class culture of yokels and rednecks who lack intellect. Blame <strong>Mencken</strong> and <em>The New Yorker</em>

The Midwest wasn&#39;t always written about as a second-class culture of yokels and rednecks who lack intellect. Blame Mencken and The New
The Midwest wasn't always written about as a second-class culture of yokels and rednecks who lack intellect. Blame Mencken and The New [More]

At 32 <strong>Nietzsche</strong> left Basel to recuperate in Sorrento. There he separated himself from Wagner, which was odd &mdash; Wagner was also in Sorrento

At 32 Nietzsche left Basel to recuperate in Sorrento. There he separated himself from Wagner, which was odd &amp;mdash; Wagner was also in
At 32 Nietzsche left Basel to recuperate in Sorrento. There he separated himself from Wagner, which was odd — Wagner was also in [More]

The Lambda Calculus

[Revised entry by Jesse Alama on May 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The l-calculus is, at heart, a simple notation for functions and application. The main ideas are applying a
[Revised entry by Jesse Alama on May 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The l-calculus is, at heart, a simple notation for functions and application. The main ideas are applying a [More]

How the Nazis pursued a<strong> new aesthetics for a new political order</strong>&nbsp;<span>&mdash;</span> and showed how swiftly liberal principles can be hollowed out

How the Nazis pursued a new aesthetics for a new political order&amp;nbsp;&amp;mdash; and showed how swiftly liberal principles can be hollowed
How the Nazis pursued a new aesthetics for a new political order — and showed how swiftly liberal principles can be hollowed [More]

The Epistemology of Religion

[Revised entry by Peter Forrest on May 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Contemporary epistemology of religion may conveniently be treated as a debate over whether evidentialism
[Revised entry by Peter Forrest on May 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Contemporary epistemology of religion may conveniently be treated as a debate over whether evidentialism [More]

Fifty years after her genteel verse graced the Yale Younger Poets series, <strong>Adrienne Rich</strong> had become a dissident. She hadn&rsquo;t exactly chosen poetry in the first place

Fifty years after her genteel verse graced the Yale Younger Poets series, Adrienne Rich had become a dissident. She hadn&amp;rsquo;t exactly chosen poetry in the first
Fifty years after her genteel verse graced the Yale Younger Poets series, Adrienne Rich had become a dissident. She hadn’t exactly chosen poetry in the first [More]

God, Belief, and Perplexity

2017.05.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews William E. Mann, God, Belief, and Perplexity, Oxford University Press, 2016, 257pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190459208.
2017.05.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews William E. Mann, God, Belief, and Perplexity, Oxford University Press, 2016, 257pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190459208. [More]

For the Third Reich, dominance culturally was as important as politically and economically. The Nazis pursued <strong>a new aesthetics for a new order</strong> -- and showed how swiftly liberal principles can be hollowed out

For the Third Reich, dominance culturally was as important as politically and economically. The Nazis pursued a new aesthetics for a new order -- and showed how swiftly liberal principles can be
For the Third Reich, dominance culturally was as important as politically and economically. The Nazis pursued a new aesthetics for a new order -- and showed how swiftly liberal principles can be [More]