The Institutions of Meaning: A Defense of Anthropological Holism

2014.08.42 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Vincent Descombes, The Institutions of Meaning: A Defense of Anthropological Holism, Stephen Adam Schwartz (tr.), Harvard
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John Updike’s trash

In an early poem, John Updike described trash as a “wonderland of discard.” Now we know the wonders contained in his trash…
In an early poem, John Updike described trash as a “wonderland of discard.” Now we know the wonders contained in his trash… [More]

Weimar

Weimar: Where Goethe and Schiller found a home, Liszt blossomed into a musical genius; Bauhaus became possible, and Nazism took hold…
Weimar: Where Goethe and Schiller found a home, Liszt blossomed into a musical genius; Bauhaus became possible, and Nazism took hold… [More]

Against “Against [X]”

“Against Transparency,” Against Interpretation, Against Love: Has the popular posture of cranky provocation lost its edge?…
“Against Transparency,” Against Interpretation, Against Love: Has the popular posture of cranky provocation lost its edge?… [More]

Constructing the World

2014.08.41 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David J. Chalmers, Constructing the World, Oxford University Press, 2012, xxvi + 494pp., $29.95 (pbk) ISBN 9780199608584.
2014.08.41 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David J. Chalmers, Constructing the World, Oxford University Press, 2012, xxvi + 494pp., $29.95 (pbk) ISBN 9780199608584. [More]

Question about Mathematics - Allen Stairs responds

Are positive numbers in some way more basic than negative numbers? Response from: Allen Stairs In more than one way, the answer is yes. It's clear that psychologically, as it were, positive
Are positive numbers in some way more basic than negative numbers? Response from: Allen Stairs In more than one way, the answer is yes. It's clear that psychologically, as it were, positive [More]

The Great Unread

What distinguishes a celebrated yet largely unread classic from an enduringly popular classic? The answer hinges on a fraught term: universality…
What distinguishes a celebrated yet largely unread classic from an enduringly popular classic? The answer hinges on a fraught term: universality… [More]

E.O. Wilson’s vision

At 85, E.O. Wilson is still thinking big. He wants to prevent a mass-extinction crisis. How? By handing over half the planet to other species…
At 85, E.O. Wilson is still thinking big. He wants to prevent a mass-extinction crisis. How? By handing over half the planet to other species… [More]

Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

2014.08.40 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chiara Bottici, Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary, Columbia University Press, 2014, 258pp., $50.00
2014.08.40 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chiara Bottici, Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary, Columbia University Press, 2014, 258pp., $50.00 [More]

From Individual to Collective Intentionality: New Essays

2014.08.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sara Rachel Chant, Frank Hindriks, and Gerhard Preyer (eds.), From Individual to Collective Intentionality: New Essays, Oxford
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