Johannes Kepler

[Revised entry by Daniel A. Di Liscia on May 21, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630) is one of the most significant representatives of the so-called Scientific
[Revised entry by Daniel A. Di Liscia on May 21, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630) is one of the most significant representatives of the so-called Scientific [More]

Varieties of Logic

2015.05.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stewart Shapiro, Varieties of Logic, Oxford University Press, 2014, 226pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199696529. Reviewed by
2015.05.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stewart Shapiro, Varieties of Logic, Oxford University Press, 2014, 226pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199696529. Reviewed by [More]

Classify and Label: The Unintended Marginalization of Social Groups

2015.05.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Matt L. Drabek, Classify and Label: The Unintended Marginalization of Social Groups, Lexington Books, 2014, 146pp., $80.00 (hbk),
2015.05.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Matt L. Drabek, Classify and Label: The Unintended Marginalization of Social Groups, Lexington Books, 2014, 146pp., $80.00 (hbk), [More]

Son of a Florentine sculptor, the precocious <strong>Bernini</strong>, aged 20, set himself a modest challenge: Carve the human soul in marble

Son of a Florentine sculptor, the precocious Bernini, aged 20, set himself a modest challenge: Carve the human soul in
Son of a Florentine sculptor, the precocious Bernini, aged 20, set himself a modest challenge: Carve the human soul in [More]

An <strong>orgy of self-fashioning</strong>. To become Tristan Tzara, Samuel Rosenstock left Romania, performed cabaret, and took up public relations

An orgy of self-fashioning. To become Tristan Tzara, Samuel Rosenstock left Romania, performed cabaret, and took up public
An orgy of self-fashioning. To become Tristan Tzara, Samuel Rosenstock left Romania, performed cabaret, and took up public [More]

Fraternities once espoused ideals of intelligence, social grace, morality. Then came a <strong>new view of manliness</strong>, tied to drinking and sexual prowess

Fraternities once espoused ideals of intelligence, social grace, morality. Then came a new view of manliness, tied to drinking and sexual
Fraternities once espoused ideals of intelligence, social grace, morality. Then came a new view of manliness, tied to drinking and sexual [More]

Antony Beevor writes about <strong>how people kill</strong> one another in war. But &ldquo;there are things that you can&rsquo;t put in a book because they are too horrific&rdquo;

Antony Beevor writes about how people kill one another in war. But &amp;ldquo;there are things that you can&amp;rsquo;t put in a book because they are too
Antony Beevor writes about how people kill one another in war. But “there are things that you can’t put in a book because they are too [More]

The importance of <strong>getting paid</strong>. "One should never forget the role money plays in shaping the writer's life, and the life inevitably informs the work"

The importance of getting paid. &quot;One should never forget the role money plays in shaping the writer&#39;s life, and the life inevitably informs the
The importance of getting paid. "One should never forget the role money plays in shaping the writer's life, and the life inevitably informs the [More]

<strong>Helen Vendler</strong>, 82, has seen theories of literature come and go. She's immune to doctrines of taste, stubbornly idiosyncratic and unsystematic

Helen Vendler, 82, has seen theories of literature come and go. She&#39;s immune to doctrines of taste, stubbornly idiosyncratic and
Helen Vendler, 82, has seen theories of literature come and go. She's immune to doctrines of taste, stubbornly idiosyncratic and [More]

Science is supposed to be self-correcting. It isn't. It's <strong>rife with bias and error</strong>. Can scientists be persuaded to stop fooling themselves?

Science is supposed to be self-correcting. It isn&#39;t. It&#39;s rife with bias and error. Can scientists be persuaded to stop fooling
Science is supposed to be self-correcting. It isn't. It's rife with bias and error. Can scientists be persuaded to stop fooling [More]