Is BLM Responsible for Increased Crime?

Embed from Getty Images One talking point on the political right is that the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is causally responsible for an increase in crime. This point has been made by such
Embed from Getty Images One talking point on the political right is that the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is causally responsible for an increase in crime. This point has been made by such [More]

The boundary between science <strong>journalism and PR</strong> is so porous that the task of informing the public about science is often indistinguishable from efforts to promote it

The boundary between science journalism and PR is so porous that the task of informing the public about science is often indistinguishable from efforts to promote
The boundary between science journalism and PR is so porous that the task of informing the public about science is often indistinguishable from efforts to promote [More]

<strong>Literature helps form our beliefs</strong>. And while novels can stir outrage, they also provide catharsis, which has the effect of mollifying our politics

Literature helps form our beliefs. And while novels can stir outrage, they also provide catharsis, which has the effect of mollifying our
Literature helps form our beliefs. And while novels can stir outrage, they also provide catharsis, which has the effect of mollifying our [More]

&ldquo;Germany awake!&rdquo; went the Nazi slogan. The country was roused by Hitler and methamphetamine. Pervitin, as the drug was called, was <strong>National Socialism in a pill</strong>

&amp;ldquo;Germany awake!&amp;rdquo; went the Nazi slogan. The country was roused by Hitler and methamphetamine. Pervitin, as the drug was called, was National Socialism in a
“Germany awake!” went the Nazi slogan. The country was roused by Hitler and methamphetamine. Pervitin, as the drug was called, was National Socialism in a [More]

Resemblance and Representation: An Essay in the Philosophy of Pictures

2016.09.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ben Blumson, Resemblance and Representation: An Essay in the Philosophy of Pictures, Open Book, 2015, 209pp., $23.41 (pbk), ISBN
2016.09.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ben Blumson, Resemblance and Representation: An Essay in the Philosophy of Pictures, Open Book, 2015, 209pp., $23.41 (pbk), ISBN [More]

Back to philosophy: A reading list

Are you taking any philosophy courses as part of your degree this year? Or are you continuing with a second degree in philosophy? Then look no further for the best in philosophy research. We’ve
Are you taking any philosophy courses as part of your degree this year? Or are you continuing with a second degree in philosophy? Then look no further for the best in philosophy research. We’ve [More]

The strange case of the missing non-existent objects

Alexius Meinong (1853-1920) was an Austrian psychologist and systematic philosopher working in Graz around the turn of the 20th century. Part of his work was to put forward a sophisticated analysis
Alexius Meinong (1853-1920) was an Austrian psychologist and systematic philosopher working in Graz around the turn of the 20th century. Part of his work was to put forward a sophisticated analysis [More]

The genius of <strong>Duchamp&rsquo;s &ldquo;Fountain.&rdquo;</strong> His porcelain urinal is more than a cultural oddity. It is both art and non-art, a self-referential philosophical paradox

The genius of Duchamp&amp;rsquo;s &amp;ldquo;Fountain.&amp;rdquo; His porcelain urinal is more than a cultural oddity. It is both art and non-art, a self-referential philosophical
The genius of Duchamp’s “Fountain.” His porcelain urinal is more than a cultural oddity. It is both art and non-art, a self-referential philosophical [More]

When <strong>the milieu makes the philosopher</strong>. Descartes, Hobbes, and their contemporaries lived through the Scientific Revolution and several wars of religion. Their narratives matter

When the milieu makes the philosopher. Descartes, Hobbes, and their contemporaries lived through the Scientific Revolution and several wars of religion. Their narratives
When the milieu makes the philosopher. Descartes, Hobbes, and their contemporaries lived through the Scientific Revolution and several wars of religion. Their narratives [More]

&ldquo;The hurricane does not roar in pentameters.&rdquo; At the heart of <em>The Tempest</em> is a <strong>linguistic imperialism</strong> that still exists today.&nbsp;

&amp;ldquo;The hurricane does not roar in pentameters.&amp;rdquo; At the heart of The Tempest is a linguistic imperialism that still exists
“The hurricane does not roar in pentameters.” At the heart of The Tempest is a linguistic imperialism that still exists [More]