Charity to those we oppose

I have a couple of old blog posts, one from mid-2008 and the other from early 2010 in which I am highly critical of Australian journalist Guy Rundle. In both cases, I’m quite snarky about
I have a couple of old blog posts, one from mid-2008 and the other from early 2010 in which I am highly critical of Australian journalist Guy Rundle. In both cases, I’m quite snarky about [More]

Leo Strauss: Man of Peace

2014.10.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert Howse, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 188pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107427679.
2014.10.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert Howse, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 188pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107427679. [More]

Beethoven’s bad influence

Beethoven’s reputation is oversized, crushingly sublime, debilitating to all in his wake. Was he too great for the good of his art?…
Beethoven’s reputation is oversized, crushingly sublime, debilitating to all in his wake. Was he too great for the good of his art?… [More]

Mussolini’s Jewess

Who was Margherita Grassini Sarfatti? Art collector, editor, malicious gossip, Fascist propagandist. And Mussolini’s Jewess…
Who was Margherita Grassini Sarfatti? Art collector, editor, malicious gossip, Fascist propagandist. And Mussolini’s Jewess… [More]

Does time have a future?

One second per second is the speed of time, right? Not necessarily. It depends where (and when) you are. Unpacking a cosmic riddle…
One second per second is the speed of time, right? Not necessarily. It depends where (and when) you are. Unpacking a cosmic riddle… [More]

Reminder: 2014 Essay Prize for Young Scholars

The Spanish Philosophy journal teorema is pleased to announce an essay competition for young scholars. The winner will receive 1500€, and the essay will be published and acknowledged as winner in
The Spanish Philosophy journal teorema is pleased to announce an essay competition for young scholars. The winner will receive 1500€, and the essay will be published and acknowledged as winner in [More]

Even more expertise!

Following up on these last few expertise posts, my paper "Scientific Expertise and Philosophical Expertise" is now available online at Philosophical Psychology. There is some overlap in themes with
Following up on these last few expertise posts, my paper "Scientific Expertise and Philosophical Expertise" is now available online at Philosophical Psychology. There is some overlap in themes with [More]

Rachmaninov’s drunk conductor

Rachmaninoff spent two years working on his first symphony. It had its premiere one night in 1897. The conductor was drunk. Cue the disaster…
Rachmaninoff spent two years working on his first symphony. It had its premiere one night in 1897. The conductor was drunk. Cue the disaster… [More]

Innovators Abroad

Must the champions of innovation, those who purport to tell us how creativity works, insist on speaking in koan-like platitudes?…
Must the champions of innovation, those who purport to tell us how creativity works, insist on speaking in koan-like platitudes?… [More]

Photographing the Guillotine

Severed heads on tables, severed heads below headless bodies, severed heads of accomplices grouped together: Photographing the guillotine…
Severed heads on tables, severed heads below headless bodies, severed heads of accomplices grouped together: Photographing the guillotine… [More]