Changing Climates of History

The less we know about the deep past – and we don’t know much – the more climate looks like an all-purpose explanation of economic and political change…
The less we know about the deep past – and we don’t know much – the more climate looks like an all-purpose explanation of economic and political change… [More]

Nationalism

[Revised entry by Nenad Miscevic on December 15, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The term "nationalism" is generally used to describe two phenomena: (1) the attitude that the members of
[Revised entry by Nenad Miscevic on December 15, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The term "nationalism" is generally used to describe two phenomena: (1) the attitude that the members of [More]

Internalism = coherentism

Many epistemologists accept the mentalist version of internalism about rationality. In a slogan, this is the view that rationality supervenes on the mental states that the relevant thinker has at
Many epistemologists accept the mentalist version of internalism about rationality. In a slogan, this is the view that rationality supervenes on the mental states that the relevant thinker has at [More]

Nonexistent Objects

[Revised entry by Maria Reicher on December 15, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] A nonexistent object is something that does not exist. Some examples often cited are: Zeus,
[Revised entry by Maria Reicher on December 15, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] A nonexistent object is something that does not exist. Some examples often cited are: Zeus, [More]

On Normativity and Epistemic Intuitions: Further Evidence for Cross-Cultural Uniformity of Epistemic Intuitions - Short Report

As some (hopefully many) of you know, several years ago I started an effort to systematically replicate diverse results from the experimental philosophy literature. That work produced two papers
As some (hopefully many) of you know, several years ago I started an effort to systematically replicate diverse results from the experimental philosophy literature. That work produced two papers [More]

Intuitionism in Ethics

[New Entry by Philip Stratton-Lake on December 15, 2014.] Ethical Intuitionism was one of the dominant forces in British moral philosophy from the early 18th century till the 1930s. It fell into
[New Entry by Philip Stratton-Lake on December 15, 2014.] Ethical Intuitionism was one of the dominant forces in British moral philosophy from the early 18th century till the 1930s. It fell into [More]

Avoiding the AI Apocalypse #1: Don’t Enslave the Robots

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/145061820 The elimination of humanity by artificial intelligence(s) is a rather old theme in science fiction. In some cases, we create killer machines that
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/145061820 The elimination of humanity by artificial intelligence(s) is a rather old theme in science fiction. In some cases, we create killer machines that [More]

On Karl Polanyi

Why are free-market ideas so durable? Maybe because they are right. Or maybe they are wrong but intuitive, tapping into our very sense of self…
Why are free-market ideas so durable? Maybe because they are right. Or maybe they are wrong but intuitive, tapping into our very sense of self… [More]

Habits of Mind

Grand critiques of the humanities rely on caricature. When we look closely, we see the value it bring. Consider historians…
Grand critiques of the humanities rely on caricature. When we look closely, we see the value it bring. Consider historians… [More]

The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century

2014.12.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James A. Harris (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Oxford University Press, 2013,
2014.12.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James A. Harris (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Oxford University Press, 2013, [More]