Alan Guth and the Big Bang

At the beginning was the big bang. What banged, why, or what happened before, we could never know. Now we do…
At the beginning was the big bang. What banged, why, or what happened before, we could never know. Now we do… [More]

God is dead—What next?

In a post-theological age, it’s a struggle to connect the truths of science to a sense of purpose. With no God, who will motivate us?…
In a post-theological age, it’s a struggle to connect the truths of science to a sense of purpose. With no God, who will motivate us?… [More]

Neuroaesthetics

The aesthetic brain. Scientists are in search of a neurological explanation for how we experience and produce art. Can neuroscience tell us anything about beauty?…
The aesthetic brain. Scientists are in search of a neurological explanation for how we experience and produce art. Can neuroscience tell us anything about beauty?… [More]

In Search of Mechanisms: Discoveries across the Life Sciences

2014.05.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carl F. Craver and Lindley Darden, In Search of Mechanisms: Discoveries across the Life Sciences, University of Chicago
2014.05.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carl F. Craver and Lindley Darden, In Search of Mechanisms: Discoveries across the Life Sciences, University of Chicago [More]

The Cognitive Value of Philosophical Fiction

2014.05.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jukka Mikkonen, The Cognitive Value of Philosophical Fiction, Bloomsbury, 2013, 225pp., $37.95 (hbk), ISBN
2014.05.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jukka Mikkonen, The Cognitive Value of Philosophical Fiction, Bloomsbury, 2013, 225pp., $37.95 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Josiah Royce

[Revised entry by Kelly A. Parker on May 5, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Josiah Royce (1855 - 1916) was the leading American proponent of absolute idealism, the metaphysical view (also
[Revised entry by Kelly A. Parker on May 5, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Josiah Royce (1855 - 1916) was the leading American proponent of absolute idealism, the metaphysical view (also [More]

Donald Davidson

[Revised entry by Jeff Malpas on May 5, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Donald Davidson was one of the most important philosophers of the latter half of the twentieth century and with a
[Revised entry by Jeff Malpas on May 5, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Donald Davidson was one of the most important philosophers of the latter half of the twentieth century and with a [More]

Can Social Scientists Save Themselves?

We live in an age that glorifies the single study, the fast, definitive answer. In this crisis, we are complicit. Can social science save itself?…
We live in an age that glorifies the single study, the fast, definitive answer. In this crisis, we are complicit. Can social science save itself?… [More]

The Transformation of the World

It was a time of unprecedented accumulation of knowledge, of expanding cities and fading frontiers: The 19th century made the world we inhabit…
It was a time of unprecedented accumulation of knowledge, of expanding cities and fading frontiers: The 19th century made the world we inhabit… [More]

The novel is dead

Will Self waves goodbye to literary fiction. The future will be full of tweets, text messages, and computer games – nothing too difficult, nothing too serious…
Will Self waves goodbye to literary fiction. The future will be full of tweets, text messages, and computer games – nothing too difficult, nothing too serious… [More]