On multiple realization

There’s no overestimating the significance of the multiple realization thesis in the past fifty years of theorizing about the mind’s relationship to the brain. The idea behind the thesis is simple
There’s no overestimating the significance of the multiple realization thesis in the past fifty years of theorizing about the mind’s relationship to the brain. The idea behind the thesis is simple [More]

<strong>Against celebrity profiles</strong>. They&rsquo;re manufactured, devoid of connection between subject and writer, and fail to reveal the self-delusions and rationalizations that make people interesting

Against celebrity profiles. They&amp;rsquo;re manufactured, devoid of connection between subject and writer, and fail to reveal the self-delusions and rationalizations that make people
Against celebrity profiles. They’re manufactured, devoid of connection between subject and writer, and fail to reveal the self-delusions and rationalizations that make people [More]

<strong>How biography works</strong>. It isn't merely a mode of historical inquiry, &ldquo;but an act of imaginative faith,&rdquo; says Richard Holmes, who has spent his life pursuing subjects through the past

How biography works. It isn&#39;t merely a mode of historical inquiry, &amp;ldquo;but an act of imaginative faith,&amp;rdquo; says Richard Holmes, who has spent his life pursuing subjects through the
How biography works. It isn't merely a mode of historical inquiry, “but an act of imaginative faith,” says Richard Holmes, who has spent his life pursuing subjects through the [More]

<strong>Conrad Aiken&rsquo;s poetry</strong> is often dismissed as literary &ldquo;navel-gazing.&rdquo; But consider his ambition and sense of grandeur: His tombstone read &ldquo;Cosmos Mariner &mdash; Destination Unknown&rdquo;

Conrad Aiken&amp;rsquo;s poetry is often dismissed as literary &amp;ldquo;navel-gazing.&amp;rdquo; But consider his ambition and sense of grandeur: His tombstone read &amp;ldquo;Cosmos Mariner &amp;mdash; Destination
Conrad Aiken’s poetry is often dismissed as literary “navel-gazing.” But consider his ambition and sense of grandeur: His tombstone read “Cosmos Mariner — Destination [More]

Is Some Red Line Better Than No Red Line?

Embed from Getty Images There is a reasonable concern that can be raised in response to my view that the red line should be drawn at the murder of civilians rather than at murdering them with
Embed from Getty Images There is a reasonable concern that can be raised in response to my view that the red line should be drawn at the murder of civilians rather than at murdering them with [More]

Units and Levels of Selection

[Revised entry by Elisabeth Lloyd on April 14, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] The theory of evolution by natural selection is, perhaps, the crowning intellectual
[Revised entry by Elisabeth Lloyd on April 14, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] The theory of evolution by natural selection is, perhaps, the crowning intellectual [More]

What makes a critical judgment true? It's a question that preoccupied <strong>T.S. Eliot</strong>, whose case for the proper function of criticism is brilliant, angry, and unsatisfying

What makes a critical judgment true? It&#39;s a question that preoccupied T.S. Eliot, whose case for the proper function of criticism is brilliant, angry, and
What makes a critical judgment true? It's a question that preoccupied T.S. Eliot, whose case for the proper function of criticism is brilliant, angry, and [More]

<strong>J&uuml;rgen Habermas </strong>has devoted his career to the study of democracy. But is his version of it premised on na&iuml;ve, idealized, unrealistic notions?

J&amp;uuml;rgen Habermas has devoted his career to the study of democracy. But is his version of it premised on na&amp;iuml;ve, idealized, unrealistic
Jürgen Habermas has devoted his career to the study of democracy. But is his version of it premised on naïve, idealized, unrealistic [More]

During World War I, the grim task of ferrying the wounded from <strong>the front to the hospital </strong>often fell to volunteers &mdash; an experience that altered literary history

During World War I, the grim task of ferrying the wounded from the front to the hospital often fell to volunteers &amp;mdash; an experience that altered literary
During World War I, the grim task of ferrying the wounded from the front to the hospital often fell to volunteers — an experience that altered literary [More]

What makes a critical judgment true? It's a question that preoccupied &lt;strong&gt;T.S. Eliot&lt;/strong&gt;, whose case for the proper function of criticism is brilliant, angry, and unsatisfying

What makes a critical judgment true? It&#39;s a question that preoccupied &amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;T.S. Eliot&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;, whose case for the proper function of criticism is brilliant, angry, and
What makes a critical judgment true? It's a question that preoccupied <strong>T.S. Eliot</strong>, whose case for the proper function of criticism is brilliant, angry, and [More]