Postmetaphysical Thinking II

2017.11.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jürgen Habermas, Postmetaphysical Thinking II, Ciaran Cronin (tr.), Polity, 2017, 276 pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745682150.
2017.11.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jürgen Habermas, Postmetaphysical Thinking II, Ciaran Cronin (tr.), Polity, 2017, 276 pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745682150. [More]

The plot thins

In The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark, the heroine teaches in Edinburgh in the 1930s. She has a special set of favourites amongst her pupils, loves one-armed Roman Catholic art teacher
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Morals and the military [an excerpt]

In honor of Veterans Day, we would like to focus on the men and women around the world who have been committed to the defense of their countries and their fellow citizens. Replacing Armistice Day in
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“Thank you for your service” isn’t enough [excerpt]

On this Veterans Day, we honor those fallen and herald those still fighting. We also examine what more can be done in terms of listening and understanding those who have seen the perils of war
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We tend to valorize <strong>paying attention</strong>, but should we? As Diderot had it, distraction allows ideas to strike against or reawaken one another

We tend to valorize paying attention, but should we? As Diderot had it, distraction allows ideas to strike against or reawaken one
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&ldquo;A landscape of jade, teak, bamboo, fried dog.&rdquo; So wrote <strong>Susan Sontag</strong> about China &mdash; not that she&rsquo;d been there. Her fiction was, like all her work, uneven

&amp;ldquo;A landscape of jade, teak, bamboo, fried dog.&amp;rdquo; So wrote Susan Sontag about China &amp;mdash; not that she&amp;rsquo;d been there. Her fiction was, like all her work,
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The invention of <strong>John Wayne</strong>. He was hard, brutal, anachronistic, a rebuke to the softness of postwar affluence. He was a creation of John Ford

The invention of John Wayne. He was hard, brutal, anachronistic, a rebuke to the softness of postwar affluence. He was a creation of John
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The Church-Turing Thesis

[Revised entry by B. Jack Copeland on November 10, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] There are various equivalent formulations of the Church-Turing thesis. A common one is that every
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Ammonius

[Revised entry by David Blank on November 10, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Ammonius (ca. 435/445 - 517/526) taught philosophy at Alexandria, where his father Hermeias had taught
[Revised entry by David Blank on November 10, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Ammonius (ca. 435/445 - 517/526) taught philosophy at Alexandria, where his father Hermeias had taught [More]

Sentence structure for writers: understanding weight and clarity [extract]

Some sentences just sound awkward. In order to ensure clarity, writers need to consider more than just grammar: weight is equally important. In the following extract from Making Sense, acclaimed
Some sentences just sound awkward. In order to ensure clarity, writers need to consider more than just grammar: weight is equally important. In the following extract from Making Sense, acclaimed [More]