Dr. Faustus, Dr. Frankenstein, Los Alamos &mdash; there are reasons to fear the <strong>power of labs</strong>. Is David Reich's ancient genetics lab at Harvard a threat to humanity?

Dr. Faustus, Dr. Frankenstein, Los Alamos &amp;mdash; there are reasons to fear the power of labs. Is David Reich&#39;s ancient genetics lab at Harvard a threat to
Dr. Faustus, Dr. Frankenstein, Los Alamos — there are reasons to fear the power of labs. Is David Reich's ancient genetics lab at Harvard a threat to [More]

Two paradoxes of belief

The Liar paradox arises via considering the Liar sentence: L: L is not true. and then reasoning in accordance with the: T-schema: Φ is true if and only if what Φ says is the case. Along similar
The Liar paradox arises via considering the Liar sentence: L: L is not true. and then reasoning in accordance with the: T-schema: Φ is true if and only if what Φ says is the case. Along similar [More]

How to Begin and End Paragraphs

We should pay more attention to paragraphs. I know that sounds obvious, but what I’m fretting about is the advice that beginning writers get to begin paragraphs with topic sentences and end with
We should pay more attention to paragraphs. I know that sounds obvious, but what I’m fretting about is the advice that beginning writers get to begin paragraphs with topic sentences and end with [More]

Marsilio Ficino

[Revised entry by Christopher S. Celenza on September 2, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 99) combined elements drawn from different philosophical, religious, and
[Revised entry by Christopher S. Celenza on September 2, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 99) combined elements drawn from different philosophical, religious, and [More]

James Ward

[Revised entry by Pierfrancesco Basile on September 2, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] British idealism was the dominant philosophical movement in the closing decades of the nineteenth century.
[Revised entry by Pierfrancesco Basile on September 2, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] British idealism was the dominant philosophical movement in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. [More]

Few have played as central a role in the long, slow destruction of literary study as <strong>Stephen Greenblatt</strong>. And few have profited from it as much, professionally and financially

Few have played as central a role in the long, slow destruction of literary study as Stephen Greenblatt. And few have profited from it as much, professionally and
Few have played as central a role in the long, slow destruction of literary study as Stephen Greenblatt. And few have profited from it as much, professionally and [More]

What makes <strong>popular-science books</strong> popular? The opportunity to measure your comprehension against the best minds. Falling behind is part of the thrill

What makes popular-science books popular? The opportunity to measure your comprehension against the best minds. Falling behind is part of the
What makes popular-science books popular? The opportunity to measure your comprehension against the best minds. Falling behind is part of the [More]

In the early &lsquo;80s, <strong>E.B. White</strong> was an octogenarian widower. He'd want the company of a fan, right? "There&rsquo;s one of me, at most, and there are ten thousand of you. Please don&rsquo;t come"

In the early &amp;lsquo;80s, E.B. White was an octogenarian widower. He&#39;d want the company of a fan, right? &quot;There&amp;rsquo;s one of me, at most, and there are ten thousand of you. Please don&amp;rsquo;t
In the early ‘80s, E.B. White was an octogenarian widower. He'd want the company of a fan, right? "There’s one of me, at most, and there are ten thousand of you. Please don’t [More]

Attention

[Revised entry by Christopher Mole on September 1, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Attention is involved in the selective directedness of our mental lives. The nature of this
[Revised entry by Christopher Mole on September 1, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Attention is involved in the selective directedness of our mental lives. The nature of this [More]

Pascal's Wager

[Revised entry by Alan H&#225;jek on September 1, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] &quot;Pascal&#39;s Wager&quot; is the name given to an argument due to Blaise Pascal for believing, or for at
[Revised entry by Alan Hájek on September 1, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] "Pascal's Wager" is the name given to an argument due to Blaise Pascal for believing, or for at [More]