The Chinese Room Argument

[Revised entry by David Cole on April 9, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The argument and thought-experiment now generally known as the Chinese Room Argument was first published in a
[Revised entry by David Cole on April 9, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The argument and thought-experiment now generally known as the Chinese Room Argument was first published in a [More]

Phenomenology Roundtable

Conference Name: Phenomenology RoundtableConference Date: June 12-14, 2014Submission Deadline: April 15,
Conference Name: Phenomenology RoundtableConference Date: June 12-14, 2014Submission Deadline: April 15, [More]

Mencius

[Revised entry by Bryan Van Norden and Kwong Loi Shun on April 9, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Mencius (fourth century B.C.E.) sought to defend the teachings of Confucius
[Revised entry by Bryan Van Norden and Kwong Loi Shun on April 9, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Mencius (fourth century B.C.E.) sought to defend the teachings of Confucius [More]

Question about History, Philosophy - William Rapaport responds

Why is such a high value placed in reading the "Classics"? It's one thing to honor the past and honor the fact that, but for those who came before, we wouldn't be where we are today, and another
Why is such a high value placed in reading the "Classics"? It's one thing to honor the past and honor the fact that, but for those who came before, we wouldn't be where we are today, and another [More]

Question about History, Philosophy - Douglas Burnham responds

Why is such a high value placed in reading the "Classics"? It's one thing to honor the past and honor the fact that, but for those who came before, we wouldn't be where we are today, and another
Why is such a high value placed in reading the "Classics"? It's one thing to honor the past and honor the fact that, but for those who came before, we wouldn't be where we are today, and another [More]

Mental Life of Plants and Worms

Can an octopus think? How about an earthworm, or a sea snail? Darwin, Freud, Kandel, and the strange world of lower-organism cognition…
Can an octopus think? How about an earthworm, or a sea snail? Darwin, Freud, Kandel, and the strange world of lower-organism cognition… [More]

Great Year theory

The great man theory of history has given way to a new paradigm, the great year. The past has been reduced to a few dates – 1914, 1945, 1968, 1989…
The great man theory of history has given way to a new paradigm, the great year. The past has been reduced to a few dates – 1914, 1945, 1968, 1989… [More]

Do We Know Philip Roth?

Philip Roth writes novels about novelists who are “Philip Roth” and stumble across guys named “Philip Roth.” He insists that he isn’t writing about himself. Sure…
Philip Roth writes novels about novelists who are “Philip Roth” and stumble across guys named “Philip Roth.” He insists that he isn’t writing about himself. Sure… [More]

Understanding Hegel's Mature Critique of Kant

2014.04.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John McCumber, Understanding Hegel's Mature Critique of Kant, Stanford University Press, 2014, 216pp., $60.00 (hbk),
2014.04.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John McCumber, Understanding Hegel's Mature Critique of Kant, Stanford University Press, 2014, 216pp., $60.00 (hbk), [More]

Scientific Reduction

[New Entry by Raphael van Riel and Robert Van Gulick on April 8, 2014.] The English verb 'reduce', derives from the Latin 'reducere', whose literal meaning 'to bring back', informs its metaphorical
[New Entry by Raphael van Riel and Robert Van Gulick on April 8, 2014.] The English verb 'reduce', derives from the Latin 'reducere', whose literal meaning 'to bring back', informs its metaphorical [More]