Politics without imagination is a politics without solidarity or moral understanding. It is a narrow <strong>politics of grievance</strong>, and it is prone to authoritarianism

Politics without imagination is a politics without solidarity or moral understanding. It is a narrow politics of grievance, and it is prone to
Politics without imagination is a politics without solidarity or moral understanding. It is a narrow politics of grievance, and it is prone to [More]

Hume: An Intellectual Biography

2016.06.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James A. Harris, Hume: An Intellectual Biography, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 621pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN
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<strong>Herman Melville</strong>, known in his day as a sexual adventurer, had an attractive, literary neighbor, Sarah Morewood. Was she the muse of <em>Moby-Dick</em>?&nbsp;

Herman Melville, known in his day as a sexual adventurer, had an attractive, literary neighbor, Sarah Morewood. Was she the muse of
Herman Melville, known in his day as a sexual adventurer, had an attractive, literary neighbor, Sarah Morewood. Was she the muse of [More]

<strong>Goethe</strong> had an uneasy relationship with money, yet he anticipated the economics of the mid-20th century. Where markets are concerned, he realized, information is power

Goethe had an uneasy relationship with money, yet he anticipated the economics of the mid-20th century. Where markets are concerned, he realized, information is
Goethe had an uneasy relationship with money, yet he anticipated the economics of the mid-20th century. Where markets are concerned, he realized, information is [More]

Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights

2016.06.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf,&#160;Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights, Columbia University Press, 2016, 252pp., $35.00
2016.06.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf, Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights, Columbia University Press, 2016, 252pp., $35.00 [More]

History, philosophy, and political hope

Politics in general is all about how to develop, sustain, and revise institutions, practices, and policies that bind individuals together productively and that point toward more fulfilling
Politics in general is all about how to develop, sustain, and revise institutions, practices, and policies that bind individuals together productively and that point toward more fulfilling [More]

The 2-D Argument Against Metaethical Naturalism

A few years back I noted that 2-D semantics&amp;nbsp;provides a straightforward refutation of synthetic metaethical naturalism (SEN): &amp;nbsp;SEN implies that moral terms differ in their primary and
A few years back I noted that 2-D semantics provides a straightforward refutation of synthetic metaethical naturalism (SEN):  SEN implies that moral terms differ in their primary and [More]

In the increasingly rigid confines of the <strong>undergraduate mind</strong>, disagreement is regarded as a discomfort to avoid, rather than a value to embrace

In the increasingly rigid confines of the undergraduate mind, disagreement is regarded as a discomfort to avoid, rather than a value to
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<strong>Karl von Frisch</strong>, Jewish researcher of bees, was spared by the Nazis when a bee disease struck. He was known as &ldquo;the neutral scholar.&rdquo; But was he?

Karl von Frisch, Jewish researcher of bees, was spared by the Nazis when a bee disease struck. He was known as &amp;ldquo;the neutral scholar.&amp;rdquo; But was
Karl von Frisch, Jewish researcher of bees, was spared by the Nazis when a bee disease struck. He was known as “the neutral scholar.” But was [More]

The <strong>republic of letters</strong> has never been hospitable. The natives are irascible, hungry, and thirsty. The chronicle of dissolution begins in 1918

The republic of letters has never been hospitable. The natives are irascible, hungry, and thirsty. The chronicle of dissolution begins in
The republic of letters has never been hospitable. The natives are irascible, hungry, and thirsty. The chronicle of dissolution begins in [More]