Ten underappreciated philosophers of the Islamic World [timeline]

In this timeline, Peter Adamson, author of the History of Philosophy series, highlights ten underappreciated figures of the Islamic world, during and well beyond the medieval era. The post Ten
In this timeline, Peter Adamson, author of the History of Philosophy series, highlights ten underappreciated figures of the Islamic world, during and well beyond the medieval era. The post Ten [More]

A dominant scientific dogma has arrived: <strong>dataism</strong>. The result? Humanism faces an existential challenge, and the idea of free will is under threat

A dominant scientific dogma has arrived: dataism. The result? Humanism faces an existential challenge, and the idea of free will is under
A dominant scientific dogma has arrived: dataism. The result? Humanism faces an existential challenge, and the idea of free will is under [More]

Rousseau, Nietzsche, Isaiah Berlin, Leo Strauss &mdash; the <strong>history of modernism</strong> is full of pessimists. But modernity is about more than great books

Rousseau, Nietzsche, Isaiah Berlin, Leo Strauss &amp;mdash; the history of modernism is full of pessimists. But modernity is about more than great
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<strong>Auden</strong> gradually renounced the public stage for a private, meditative life. "When the ship catches fire," he advised, "sit still and pray&rdquo;

Auden gradually renounced the public stage for a private, meditative life. &quot;When the ship catches fire,&quot; he advised, &quot;sit still and
Auden gradually renounced the public stage for a private, meditative life. "When the ship catches fire," he advised, "sit still and [More]

Do We Want Rapists, Robbers and Murderers to Vote?

Embed from Getty Images My essay on felons and voting received an interesting comment from A.J. McDonald, Jr. He raised a concern about having rapists, robbers and murders voting. One initial reply
Embed from Getty Images My essay on felons and voting received an interesting comment from A.J. McDonald, Jr. He raised a concern about having rapists, robbers and murders voting. One initial reply [More]

Behaving: What's Genetic, What's Not, and Why Should We Care?

2016.08.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kenneth F. Schaffner, Behaving: What&#39;s Genetic, What&#39;s Not, and Why Should We Care?, Oxford University Press, 2016, 287pp.,
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<strong>Unthinkable events</strong>, like the horrors of WWII, cannot be expressed in art. Does that mean such attempts are necessarily failures?

Unthinkable events, like the horrors of WWII, cannot be expressed in art. Does that mean such attempts are necessarily
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Forgiveness, stuck in the past, is not all it&rsquo;s said to be. <strong>Martha Nussbaum</strong> ponders some alternatives

Forgiveness, stuck in the past, is not all it&amp;rsquo;s said to be. Martha Nussbaum ponders some
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What to do when an opinionated historian is also a brilliant linguist? A certain white-suited literary legend takes on <strong>&ldquo;the Chomsky problem&rdquo;</strong>

What to do when an opinionated historian is also a brilliant linguist? A certain white-suited literary legend takes on &amp;ldquo;the Chomsky
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Elias

[Revised entry by Christian Wildberg on August 25, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] &quot;Elias&quot; is the name of an author which, in the course of a complicated history of textual
[Revised entry by Christian Wildberg on August 25, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] "Elias" is the name of an author which, in the course of a complicated history of textual [More]