Is Paul Ekman stretching the truth?

Paul Ekman is known for recognizing a lie just by the look on the speaker’s face. But has the psychologist stretched the truth?…
Paul Ekman is known for recognizing a lie just by the look on the speaker’s face. But has the psychologist stretched the truth?… [More]

The secret history of invisible ink

Lemon juice, orange juice, onion juice; saliva, urine, blood, vinegar, aspirin, and a laxative: How to mix your own invisible ink…
Lemon juice, orange juice, onion juice; saliva, urine, blood, vinegar, aspirin, and a laxative: How to mix your own invisible ink… [More]

Herodotus and the past

Hearsay at the roots of history: In his time, Herodotus was known as a storytelling tourist. But the attacks on his reputation didn’t let up…
Hearsay at the roots of history: In his time, Herodotus was known as a storytelling tourist. But the attacks on his reputation didn’t let up… [More]

IAI Debate: Escaping the Moral Maze

How should we think about moral principles? Are they still relevant and necessary or is society hiding behind them to foster prejudice and inequality? This IAI debate explores these questions.
How should we think about moral principles? Are they still relevant and necessary or is society hiding behind them to foster prejudice and inequality? This IAI debate explores these questions. [More]

Shakespeare’s Genius Is Nonsense

Shakespeare and the brain. Wordplay, poetics, figurative language: the Bard can teach cognitive scientists about meaning and the mind…
Shakespeare and the brain. Wordplay, poetics, figurative language: the Bard can teach cognitive scientists about meaning and the mind… [More]

Samuel Beckett’s letters

“I do not like publication of letters,” wrote Samuel Beckett. Reading his letters, we see why he wanted to keep his private life private…
“I do not like publication of letters,” wrote Samuel Beckett. Reading his letters, we see why he wanted to keep his private life private… [More]

Office fiction

From Bartleby to Joshua Ferris, the atmosphere of the office novel is one of disaffection. Recent stories tend to begin with layoffs…
From Bartleby to Joshua Ferris, the atmosphere of the office novel is one of disaffection. Recent stories tend to begin with layoffs… [More]

Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

2014.10.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul W. Kahn, Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation, Columbia University Press, 2013, 239pp., $35.00
2014.10.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul W. Kahn, Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation, Columbia University Press, 2013, 239pp., $35.00 [More]

Survey on areas of philosophy

Last month, I ran a survey on perceptions of areas of philosophy and their relationship with empirical science. The study is now complete and I've written a report of the results, which can be
Last month, I ran a survey on perceptions of areas of philosophy and their relationship with empirical science. The study is now complete and I've written a report of the results, which can be [More]

2015 Summer Seminar on The Value and Evaluation of Faith

Held in Columbia, MO, June 6-July 31, including an attractive financial package for participants (4K for a research project, 3K for housing, $750 for travel to and from the seminar, and $51/day for
Held in Columbia, MO, June 6-July 31, including an attractive financial package for participants (4K for a research project, 3K for housing, $750 for travel to and from the seminar, and $51/day for [More]