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The "science of well-being" (aka positive psychology, quality of life or happiness studies) applies scientific method to what was previously personal, inscrutable, philosophical--happiness and good
The "science of well-being" (aka positive psychology, quality of life or happiness studies) applies scientific method to what was previously personal, inscrutable, philosophical--happiness and good [More]

French was &ldquo;the pinnacle of logic&rdquo;; Flemish was the true first language. Behold the folly of early linguistics, a field <strong>full of crackpots</strong>

French was &amp;ldquo;the pinnacle of logic&amp;rdquo;; Flemish was the true first language. Behold the folly of early linguistics, a field full of
French was “the pinnacle of logic”; Flemish was the true first language. Behold the folly of early linguistics, a field full of [More]

Five and a half years. That's how long <strong>Otis Redding's career</strong> lasted. Given where he came from, it's astonishing that his career happened at all

Five and a half years. That&#39;s how long Otis Redding&#39;s career lasted. Given where he came from, it&#39;s astonishing that his career happened at
Five and a half years. That's how long Otis Redding's career lasted. Given where he came from, it's astonishing that his career happened at [More]

Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith: The Aesthetic, the Ethical and the Religious in Fear and Trembling,

2017.09.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeffrey Hanson, Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith: The Aesthetic, the Ethical and the Religious in Fear and Trembling, Indiana
2017.09.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeffrey Hanson, Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith: The Aesthetic, the Ethical and the Religious in Fear and Trembling, Indiana [More]

NASA&rsquo;s leaders had an early revelation: Discovery means little if the public can't see it. The agency has commissioned <strong>outer-space art</strong> ever since

NASA&amp;rsquo;s leaders had an early revelation: Discovery means little if the public can&#39;t see it. The agency has commissioned outer-space art ever
NASA’s leaders had an early revelation: Discovery means little if the public can't see it. The agency has commissioned outer-space art ever [More]

Paris&rsquo;s <strong>Bureau of Found Objects</strong> includes a wedding dress and a human skull. People who come to claim a lost possession often lose another in the process

Paris&amp;rsquo;s Bureau of Found Objects includes a wedding dress and a human skull. People who come to claim a lost possession often lose another in the
Paris’s Bureau of Found Objects includes a wedding dress and a human skull. People who come to claim a lost possession often lose another in the [More]

Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding: Toward a New Cultural Flesh

2017.09.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kwok-Ying Lau, Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding: Toward a New Cultural Flesh, Springer, 2016, 256pp., $109.00 (hbk),
2017.09.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kwok-Ying Lau, Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding: Toward a New Cultural Flesh, Springer, 2016, 256pp., $109.00 (hbk), [More]

<strong>John McPhee</strong> is the maestro of 40,000-word nonfiction articles. He spent weeks staring at the sky thinking about how to begin. Can anyone still afford to write like that?

John McPhee is the maestro of 40,000-word nonfiction articles. He spent weeks staring at the sky thinking about how to begin. Can anyone still afford to write like
John McPhee is the maestro of 40,000-word nonfiction articles. He spent weeks staring at the sky thinking about how to begin. Can anyone still afford to write like [More]

<strong>Frederick Wiseman's documentaries</strong> &mdash; which lack voice-over narration, soundtrack, titles, and interviews &mdash; add up to a comprehensive exploration of the American condition

Frederick Wiseman&#39;s documentaries &amp;mdash; which lack voice-over narration, soundtrack, titles, and interviews &amp;mdash; add up to a comprehensive exploration of the American
Frederick Wiseman's documentaries — which lack voice-over narration, soundtrack, titles, and interviews — add up to a comprehensive exploration of the American [More]

The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

2017.09.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Bart Schultz, The Happiness Philosophers:&#160;The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians, Princeton University Press, 2017,
2017.09.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Bart Schultz, The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians, Princeton University Press, 2017, [More]