Leonardo and Michelangelo were driven and difficult, which is central to their modern appeal. The less mercurial <strong>Raphael </strong>is more admired than loved

Leonardo and Michelangelo were driven and difficult, which is central to their modern appeal. The less mercurial Raphael is more admired than
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Suicide

[Revised entry by Michael Cholbi on July 21, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Throughout history, suicide has evoked an astonishingly wide range of reactions - bafflement, dismissal,
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Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

2017.07.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David M. Kaplan, ed., Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment, MIT Press, 2017, ix + 255 pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN
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The Cold War lasted until 1991, but Cold War philosophy is still with us. Consider the strange and enduring career of <strong>rational choice theory</strong>

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The only thing worse than newspaper humor is newspaper humor written in dialect. So why does the rube-journalist shtick of <strong>Ring Lardner </strong>hold up?

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A new history of the right is <strong>red meat for the left</strong>. Critics have tried to dismantle the book, footnote by footnote. Has anyone actually read it?

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The Meaning of the Wave Function: In Search of the Ontology of Quantum Mechanics

2017.07.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shan Gao, The Meaning of the Wave Function: In Search of the Ontology of Quantum Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, 2017,
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Theoretical Terms in Science

[Revised entry by Holger Andreas on July 20, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A simple explanation of theoreticity says that a term is theoretical if and only if it refers to
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<strong>Biology and its discontents</strong>. Techno-optimists come in all stripes &mdash; scientists, seekers, grifters, con artists. They share a zeal for augmenting their bodies

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Fiery or meek, bombastic or shy, licentious or pious, revolutionary or reactionary, cunning or na&iuml;ve: <strong>Martin Luther </strong>cut a contradictory swath across history

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