The Thin Justice of International Law: A Moral Reckoning of the Law of Nations

2017.01.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Steven R. Ratner, The Thin Justice of International Law: A Moral Reckoning of the Law of Nations, Oxford University Press, 2015,
2017.01.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Steven R. Ratner, The Thin Justice of International Law: A Moral Reckoning of the Law of Nations, Oxford University Press, 2015, [More]

Xenocrates

[Revised entry by Russell Dancy on January 11, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Xenocrates (of Chalcedon, a city on the Asian side of the Bosporus opposite Byzantium, according to
[Revised entry by Russell Dancy on January 11, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Xenocrates (of Chalcedon, a city on the Asian side of the Bosporus opposite Byzantium, according to [More]

Charter Schools III: Ideology & Choice

Embed from Getty Images In my prior essay on charter schools, I considered the quality argument. The idea is that charter schools provide a higher quality alternative to public schools and should
Embed from Getty Images In my prior essay on charter schools, I considered the quality argument. The idea is that charter schools provide a higher quality alternative to public schools and should [More]

From good wine to ivy

Last week’s post was about the proverb: “Good wine needs no bush,” and something was said about ivy as an antidote to good and bad wine. So now it may not be entirely out of place to discuss the
Last week’s post was about the proverb: “Good wine needs no bush,” and something was said about ivy as an antidote to good and bad wine. So now it may not be entirely out of place to discuss the [More]

Written with seen-it-all skepticism and pseudo-philosophical detachment, <strong>the feuilleton</strong> was part journalism, part prose poem. The reaction to the new form? Utter contempt

Written with seen-it-all skepticism and pseudo-philosophical detachment, the feuilleton was part journalism, part prose poem. The reaction to the new form? Utter
Written with seen-it-all skepticism and pseudo-philosophical detachment, the feuilleton was part journalism, part prose poem. The reaction to the new form? Utter [More]

When Willem de Kooning heard of Jackson Pollock&rsquo;s death, he celebrated: &ldquo;I&rsquo;m number one.&rdquo; Why do some <strong>artistic relationships</strong> nourish artists, while others tear them apart?

When Willem de Kooning heard of Jackson Pollock&amp;rsquo;s death, he celebrated: &amp;ldquo;I&amp;rsquo;m number one.&amp;rdquo; Why do some artistic relationships nourish artists, while others tear them
When Willem de Kooning heard of Jackson Pollock’s death, he celebrated: “I’m number one.” Why do some artistic relationships nourish artists, while others tear them [More]

This is how the characteristics of an <strong>obscure Amazonian language</strong> set off an academic feud that shows no sign of letting up

This is how the characteristics of an obscure Amazonian language set off an academic feud that shows no sign of letting
This is how the characteristics of an obscure Amazonian language set off an academic feud that shows no sign of letting [More]

The Prisoner's Dilemma

2017.01.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martin Peterson (ed.), The Prisoner&#39;s Dilemma, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 298pp., $30.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107621473.
2017.01.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martin Peterson (ed.), The Prisoner's Dilemma, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 298pp., $30.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107621473. [More]

The Natural World as a Philosophical Problem

2017.01.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jan Patočka, The Natural World as a Philosophical Problem, Ivan Chvat&#237;k and Ľubica Učnik (eds.), Erika Abrams (tr.), Northwestern
2017.01.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jan Patočka, The Natural World as a Philosophical Problem, Ivan Chvatík and Ľubica Učnik (eds.), Erika Abrams (tr.), Northwestern [More]

The arriviste Montaigne&rsquo;s ascent as mayor of Bordeaux was based on bribes and payoffs. But are the local politics of the <strong>father of modern liberalism</strong> beside the point?

The arriviste Montaigne&amp;rsquo;s ascent as mayor of Bordeaux was based on bribes and payoffs. But are the local politics of the father of modern liberalism beside the
The arriviste Montaigne’s ascent as mayor of Bordeaux was based on bribes and payoffs. But are the local politics of the father of modern liberalism beside the [More]