We know <strong>Goethe</strong> for <em>The Sorrows of Young Werther, Faust,</em> and his other literary work. But he thought most highly of his scientific studies. Was he right?

We know Goethe for The Sorrows of Young Werther, Faust, and his other literary work. But he thought most highly of his scientific studies. Was he
We know Goethe for The Sorrows of Young Werther, Faust, and his other literary work. But he thought most highly of his scientific studies. Was he [More]

The agonies of H.T. Tsiang: literary rejection, an imagined feud with Pearl S. Buck, a deportation order. His life was stranger than his fiction

The agonies of H.T. Tsiang: literary rejection, an imagined feud with Pearl S. Buck, a deportation order. His life was stranger than his
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Al-Farabi

[New Entry by Therese-Anne Druart on July 15, 2016.] We know little that is really reliable about al-Farabi&#39;s life. Abu Nasr al-Farabi was probably born in 870 CE (AH 257) in a place called Farab
[New Entry by Therese-Anne Druart on July 15, 2016.] We know little that is really reliable about al-Farabi's life. Abu Nasr al-Farabi was probably born in 870 CE (AH 257) in a place called Farab [More]

Third Parties & Voting for the Lesser Evil

I, along with some other philosophers, was recently interviewed about voting for an article by Olivia Goldhill of Quartz. While I certainly stand by what I said, interviews do have inherent
I, along with some other philosophers, was recently interviewed about voting for an article by Olivia Goldhill of Quartz. While I certainly stand by what I said, interviews do have inherent [More]

Tired? Don't blame the supposedly novel demands of modern life. <strong>Exhaustion</strong> is a timeless experience, as is theorizing about exhaustion

Tired? Don&#39;t blame the supposedly novel demands of modern life. Exhaustion is a timeless experience, as is theorizing about
Tired? Don't blame the supposedly novel demands of modern life. Exhaustion is a timeless experience, as is theorizing about [More]

<strong>American utopianism</strong> was not as popular with intellectuals as it might have been. As Thoreau put it, "I'd rather keep bachelor's hall in hell than go to board in heaven"

American utopianism was not as popular with intellectuals as it might have been. As Thoreau put it, &quot;I&#39;d rather keep bachelor&#39;s hall in hell than go to board in
American utopianism was not as popular with intellectuals as it might have been. As Thoreau put it, "I'd rather keep bachelor's hall in hell than go to board in [More]

In his youth, <strong>Voltaire</strong>, spendthrift and gambler, met writers who were "penniless and held in contempt.&rdquo; He would avoid that fate. So he gamed the lottery

In his youth, Voltaire, spendthrift and gambler, met writers who were &quot;penniless and held in contempt.&amp;rdquo; He would avoid that fate. So he gamed the
In his youth, Voltaire, spendthrift and gambler, met writers who were "penniless and held in contempt.” He would avoid that fate. So he gamed the [More]

Inside Ethics: On the Demands of Moral Thought

2016.07.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alice Crary, Inside Ethics: On the Demands of Moral Thought, Harvard University Press, 2016, 283pp., $49.95 (hbk), ISBN
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Wollstonecraft, Mill and Women's Human Rights

2016.07.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eileen Hunt Botting, Wollstonecraft, Mill and Women&#39;s Human Rights, Yale University Press, 2016, 306pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN
2016.07.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eileen Hunt Botting, Wollstonecraft, Mill and Women's Human Rights, Yale University Press, 2016, 306pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

By all accounts, including his own, <strong>Evelyn Waugh </strong>had an aptitude for unpleasantness, beholden as he was to his personal trinity: religion, rudeness, and drink

By all accounts, including his own, Evelyn Waugh had an aptitude for unpleasantness, beholden as he was to his personal trinity: religion, rudeness, and
By all accounts, including his own, Evelyn Waugh had an aptitude for unpleasantness, beholden as he was to his personal trinity: religion, rudeness, and [More]