Battle for Ulysses

Those who don’t praise Ulysses, wrote Ezra Pound, earn themselves a place “in the lower intellectual orders.” But to praise it, shouldn’t we understand it?…
Those who don’t praise Ulysses, wrote Ezra Pound, earn themselves a place “in the lower intellectual orders.” But to praise it, shouldn’t we understand it?… [More]

Justice Through Apologies: Remorse, Reform, and Punishment

2015.04.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nick Smith, Justice Through Apologies: Remorse, Reform, and Punishment, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 402pp., $32.99 (pbk),
2015.04.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nick Smith, Justice Through Apologies: Remorse, Reform, and Punishment, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 402pp., $32.99 (pbk), [More]

H.L. Mencken’s Merry Days

Those who claim Mencken was incapable of writing a boring sentence haven’t read the 1,200 pages of post-publication notes he appended to his memoirs…
Those who claim Mencken was incapable of writing a boring sentence haven’t read the 1,200 pages of post-publication notes he appended to his memoirs… [More]

The world as hypertext

We all have experiences as of physical things, and it is possible to interpret these experiences as perceptions of objects and events belonging to a single universe. In Leibniz’s famous image, our
We all have experiences as of physical things, and it is possible to interpret these experiences as perceptions of objects and events belonging to a single universe. In Leibniz’s famous image, our [More]

A Shooting in South Carolina

While the police are supposed to protect and serve, recent incidents have raised grave concerns about policing in America. I am, of course, referring to the killing of unarmed black men by white
While the police are supposed to protect and serve, recent incidents have raised grave concerns about policing in America. I am, of course, referring to the killing of unarmed black men by white [More]

Self-Knowledge for Humans

2015.04.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Quassim Cassam, Self-Knowledge for Humans, Oxford University Press, 2014, 238pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199657575. Reviewed
2015.04.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Quassim Cassam, Self-Knowledge for Humans, Oxford University Press, 2014, 238pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199657575. Reviewed [More]

Future of loneliness

Alone together. Every new technology generates anxiety – and art – about its isolating effects: Witness Cocteau, Hopper, and now, Ryan Trecartin…
Alone together. Every new technology generates anxiety – and art – about its isolating effects: Witness Cocteau, Hopper, and now, Ryan Trecartin… [More]

Myths of the brain

Much of the neuroscience you hear is trivial or wrong. When it comes to the brain, we still don’t know much…
Much of the neuroscience you hear is trivial or wrong. When it comes to the brain, we still don’t know much… [More]

Reading racist literature

Reading racist literature. Old books promote old social values. But historical insults can be transformed into artistic strength…
Reading racist literature. Old books promote old social values. But historical insults can be transformed into artistic strength… [More]

Natural Philosophy in the Renaissance

[New Entry by Eva Del Soldato on April 14, 2015.] Natural philosophy, as distinguished from metaphysics and mathematics, is traditionally understood to encompass a wide range of subjects which
[New Entry by Eva Del Soldato on April 14, 2015.] Natural philosophy, as distinguished from metaphysics and mathematics, is traditionally understood to encompass a wide range of subjects which [More]