Question about Science, Value - Allen Stairs responds

I am a scientist with very strong desire for personal growth.I acknowledge the undeniable practical values of science in making better world. However, I am wondering how being a scientist would
I am a scientist with very strong desire for personal growth.I acknowledge the undeniable practical values of science in making better world. However, I am wondering how being a scientist would [More]

Ransoms & Hostages

While some countries will pay ransoms to free hostages, the United States has a public policy of not doing this. Thanks to ISIS, the issue of whether ransoms should be paid to terrorists groups or
While some countries will pay ransoms to free hostages, the United States has a public policy of not doing this. Thanks to ISIS, the issue of whether ransoms should be paid to terrorists groups or [More]

Book and its author

A white male writer is a writer. The rest are pigeonholed: female writer, black writer, African writer. But literature is a way to seek universality…
A white male writer is a writer. The rest are pigeonholed: female writer, black writer, African writer. But literature is a way to seek universality… [More]

Ricoeur on Moral Religion: A Hermeneutics of Life

2015.02.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Carter, Ricoeur on Moral Religion: A Hermeneutics of Life, Oxford University Press, 2014, 169pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN
2015.02.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Carter, Ricoeur on Moral Religion: A Hermeneutics of Life, Oxford University Press, 2014, 169pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Review of Zizek

Few things are less funny than a book about humor. A joke explained is a joke failed. Especially if the explainer is Slavoj Žižek…
Few things are less funny than a book about humor. A joke explained is a joke failed. Especially if the explainer is Slavoj Žižek… [More]

Oliver Sacks and cancer

Oliver Sacks has months to live. There is no longer time for anything inessential – just himself, his work, his friends. And some silliness….
Oliver Sacks has months to live. There is no longer time for anything inessential – just himself, his work, his friends. And some silliness…. [More]

Discrete or Continuous? The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics

2015.02.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Amit Hagar, Discrete or Continuous? The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 276pp.,
2015.02.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Amit Hagar, Discrete or Continuous? The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 276pp., [More]

Connectionism

[Revised entry by James Garson on February 19, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Connectionism is a movement in cognitive science that hopes to explain intellectual abilities using
[Revised entry by James Garson on February 19, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Connectionism is a movement in cognitive science that hopes to explain intellectual abilities using [More]

Public Health Ethics

[Revised entry by Ruth Faden and Sirine Shebaya on February 19, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] At its core, public health is concerned with promoting and protecting the
[Revised entry by Ruth Faden and Sirine Shebaya on February 19, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] At its core, public health is concerned with promoting and protecting the [More]

Question about Rationality - Miriam Solomon responds

Do philosophers always embrace rationalism? Why not irrationalism? What's so bad about my voting for a political candidate based on how attractive his wife is? Response from: Miriam
Do philosophers always embrace rationalism? Why not irrationalism? What's so bad about my voting for a political candidate based on how attractive his wife is? Response from: Miriam [More]