Immunity: the Evolution of an Idea

2017.11.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alfred I. Tauber, Immunity: the Evolution of an Idea, Oxford University Press, 2017, 303pp., $78.00 (hbk), ISBN
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Karl Jaspers

[Revised entry by Chris Thornhill and Ronny Miron on November 15, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Karl Jaspers (1883 - 1969) began his academic career working as a psychiatrist and,
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Nine of diamonds, or the curse of Scotland: an etymological drama in two acts: Act 1

The origin of this mysterious phrase, "nine of diamonds," has been discussed for over two hundred years. Nor are surveys wanting. I cannot say anything on this subject the world does not know, and I
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Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives

2017.11.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Scott Lidgard and Lynn K. Nyhart (eds.), Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical
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How do we engage with the past? Archaeology, art, coins, legal documents, living witnesses. For <strong>Thomas Carlyle</strong>, however, literary works were unsurpassable

How do we engage with the past? Archaeology, art, coins, legal documents, living witnesses. For Thomas Carlyle, however, literary works were
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<strong>Odysseus</strong> loses all the men under his command, cheats on his wife, lies, and gets help at every turn from the gods. What kind of &ldquo;hero&rdquo; is he?

Odysseus loses all the men under his command, cheats on his wife, lies, and gets help at every turn from the gods. What kind of &amp;ldquo;hero&amp;rdquo; is
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<strong>Kierkegaard</strong> is a favorite of angsty adolescents. But it is adults, more than ever, who can most benefit from the ethical seriousness of his life and work

Kierkegaard is a favorite of angsty adolescents. But it is adults, more than ever, who can most benefit from the ethical seriousness of his life and
Kierkegaard is a favorite of angsty adolescents. But it is adults, more than ever, who can most benefit from the ethical seriousness of his life and [More]

Japanese Environmental Philosophy

2017.11.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews J. Baird Callicott and James McRae (eds.), Japanese Environmental Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2017, 310pp., $99.00
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Fellow-in-Residence

Job List:&amp;nbsp; Americas Name of institution:&amp;nbsp; Harvard University
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Preferences

[Revised entry by Sven Ove Hansson and Till Gr&#252;ne-Yanoff on November 14, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html, revealed-preference.html] The notion of preference has a central
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