Rethinking the Individualism-Holism Debate: Essays in the Philosophy of Social Science

2014.10.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Julie Zahle and Finn Collin (eds.), Rethinking the Individualism-Holism Debate: Essays in the Philosophy of Social Science,
2014.10.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Julie Zahle and Finn Collin (eds.), Rethinking the Individualism-Holism Debate: Essays in the Philosophy of Social Science, [More]

Modern Wit

Sex and scandal in 18th-century Dublin. Laetitia Pilkington’s path to literary fame ran through debtor’s prison and a minefield of vicious gossip…
Sex and scandal in 18th-century Dublin. Laetitia Pilkington’s path to literary fame ran through debtor’s prison and a minefield of vicious gossip… [More]

Pleasure of reading plays

O, the joys of stage direction. To read a play is to act in your head. The experience is one of pleasure, beauty, and low-level panic…
O, the joys of stage direction. To read a play is to act in your head. The experience is one of pleasure, beauty, and low-level panic… [More]

What Plato can teach us

It’s been said – Alfred North Whitehead said it – that the history of philosophy is a “series of footnotes to Plato.” Funny. And completely wrong…
It’s been said – Alfred North Whitehead said it – that the history of philosophy is a “series of footnotes to Plato.” Funny. And completely wrong… [More]

Fast is never fast enough

The cult of speed. The faster we go, it seems, the less time we have. And you’ll never be fast enough. Eventually speed kills..
The cult of speed. The faster we go, it seems, the less time we have. And you’ll never be fast enough. Eventually speed kills.. [More]

History of beer

Babylonians, shamans, monks, farmers, patriots, industrialists: Brewers are an ancient and odd bunch. Every beer tells a story…
Babylonians, shamans, monks, farmers, patriots, industrialists: Brewers are an ancient and odd bunch. Every beer tells a story… [More]

Evolution and Ethics

T.H. Huxley – Darwin’s “bulldog” – was an eminent scientist, an ardent believer in evolution, and a fierce critic of scientific triumphalism…
T.H. Huxley – Darwin’s “bulldog” – was an eminent scientist, an ardent believer in evolution, and a fierce critic of scientific triumphalism… [More]

Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century

2014.10.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ann E. Cudd and Sally J. Scholz (eds.), Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century, Springer, 2014, 246pp.,
2014.10.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ann E. Cudd and Sally J. Scholz (eds.), Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century, Springer, 2014, 246pp., [More]

How can we make the subject matter of philosophy of religion more diverse?

In a forthcoming paper, John Schellenberg forwards the following argument: anatomically humans have been around 200,000 years. That’s a very short span of time for any species, and only in the
In a forthcoming paper, John Schellenberg forwards the following argument: anatomically humans have been around 200,000 years. That’s a very short span of time for any species, and only in the [More]

Niccolò Machiavelli

[Revised entry by Cary Nederman on October 20, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Why an entry on Machiavelli? That question might naturally and legitimately occur to anyone encountering
[Revised entry by Cary Nederman on October 20, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Why an entry on Machiavelli? That question might naturally and legitimately occur to anyone encountering [More]