Squaring the Circle in Descartes' Meditations: The Strong Validation of Reason

2015.04.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen I. Wagner, Squaring the Circle in Descartes' Meditations: The Strong Validation of Reason, Cambridge University Press,
2015.04.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen I. Wagner, Squaring the Circle in Descartes' Meditations: The Strong Validation of Reason, Cambridge University Press, [More]

Interview with Renata Adler

“Mostly the good guys are the good guys and the not-good guys are not the good guys,” says Renata Adler. “Other people are just whatever they are”…
“Mostly the good guys are the good guys and the not-good guys are not the good guys,” says Renata Adler. “Other people are just whatever they are”… [More]

Philosophy and the real world

Studying with Stanley Fish and Richard Rorty, Crispin Sartwell couldn’t help but detect a sense of the end. It was the 80s, and it was an end for philosophy…
Studying with Stanley Fish and Richard Rorty, Crispin Sartwell couldn’t help but detect a sense of the end. It was the 80s, and it was an end for philosophy… [More]

Philosophers and their religious practices, part 8: religious naturalism

This is the eighth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their
This is the eighth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their [More]

Question about Existence - Douglas Burnham responds

Do rainbows exist? I assume rain drops and sunlight exist, but the rainbow is not a collection of rain drops, nor a region of the atmosphere where passing rain drops get some colour, is it? Should
Do rainbows exist? I assume rain drops and sunlight exist, but the rainbow is not a collection of rain drops, nor a region of the atmosphere where passing rain drops get some colour, is it? Should [More]

Postdoctoral Postion

Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  University of New
Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  University of New [More]

Joyce Maynard back to Yale

Joyce Maynard left Yale after two semesters to be with J.D. Salinger, the man she loved. She never returned, to her deep regret…
Joyce Maynard left Yale after two semesters to be with J.D. Salinger, the man she loved. She never returned, to her deep regret… [More]

Battle for Ulysses

Those who don’t praise Ulysses, wrote Ezra Pound, earn themselves a place “in the lower intellectual orders.” But to praise it, shouldn’t we understand it?…
Those who don’t praise Ulysses, wrote Ezra Pound, earn themselves a place “in the lower intellectual orders.” But to praise it, shouldn’t we understand it?… [More]

Justice Through Apologies: Remorse, Reform, and Punishment

2015.04.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nick Smith, Justice Through Apologies: Remorse, Reform, and Punishment, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 402pp., $32.99 (pbk),
2015.04.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nick Smith, Justice Through Apologies: Remorse, Reform, and Punishment, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 402pp., $32.99 (pbk), [More]

H.L. Mencken’s Merry Days

Those who claim Mencken was incapable of writing a boring sentence haven’t read the 1,200 pages of post-publication notes he appended to his memoirs…
Those who claim Mencken was incapable of writing a boring sentence haven’t read the 1,200 pages of post-publication notes he appended to his memoirs… [More]