Can a robot be too nice?

Roomba rising. When we think of robots as humans, we open ourselves up to a gantlet of philosophical concerns…
Roomba rising. When we think of robots as humans, we open ourselves up to a gantlet of philosophical concerns… [More]

Against Editors

In the writing world, editors rule and writers are second-class citizens. The problem: Editors go about editing whether it is necessary or not…
In the writing world, editors rule and writers are second-class citizens. The problem: Editors go about editing whether it is necessary or not… [More]

Scott Moncrieff, Proust translator

CK Scott Moncrieff – poet, soldier, spy, translator of Proust and Stendhal – died at 40 of esophageal cancer. The cause…
CK Scott Moncrieff – poet, soldier, spy, translator of Proust and Stendhal – died at 40 of esophageal cancer. The cause… [More]

The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony

2014.08.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chenyang Li, The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony, Routledge, 2014, 197pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415844741. Reviewed by
2014.08.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chenyang Li, The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony, Routledge, 2014, 197pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415844741. Reviewed by [More]

Baylor – Georgetown – Notre Dame conference 2014

The 2014 Baylor/Georgetown/Notre Dame Philosophy of Religion Conference will be held at Georgetown University October 9 through October 11.  All sessions will be held in New North 204.  Below is the
The 2014 Baylor/Georgetown/Notre Dame Philosophy of Religion Conference will be held at Georgetown University October 9 through October 11.  All sessions will be held in New North 204.  Below is the [More]

Automation & Ethics

Hero of Alexandria (born around 10 AD) is credited with developing the first steam engine, the first vending machine and the first known wind powered machine (a wind powered musical organ). Given
Hero of Alexandria (born around 10 AD) is credited with developing the first steam engine, the first vending machine and the first known wind powered machine (a wind powered musical organ). Given [More]

Robert Boyle

[Revised entry by J. J. MacIntosh and Peter Anstey on August 18, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Boyle was one of the leading intellectual figures of the seventeenth century. He was a
[Revised entry by J. J. MacIntosh and Peter Anstey on August 18, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Boyle was one of the leading intellectual figures of the seventeenth century. He was a [More]

Functions: Selection and Mechanisms

2014.08.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philippe Huneman (ed.), Functions: Selection and Mechanisms, Springer, 2013, 243pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN 9789400753037.
2014.08.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philippe Huneman (ed.), Functions: Selection and Mechanisms, Springer, 2013, 243pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN 9789400753037. [More]

Musicians and WW I

Owen, Sassoon, Remarque: We know how World War I affected writers. Less understood is its cataclysmic impact on the musical world…
Owen, Sassoon, Remarque: We know how World War I affected writers. Less understood is its cataclysmic impact on the musical world… [More]

Perils of Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer has described the hallmark of academic criticism as the fact that it kills everything it touches. Now that he’s the subject, he’s not so sure…
Geoff Dyer has described the hallmark of academic criticism as the fact that it kills everything it touches. Now that he’s the subject, he’s not so sure… [More]