On Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, drama queen. Rejected in love, he threatened to burn his hand. When broke, he cajoled and guilt-tripped his brother for money…
Vincent van Gogh, drama queen. Rejected in love, he threatened to burn his hand. When broke, he cajoled and guilt-tripped his brother for money… [More]

Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems

[Revised entry by Panu Raatikainen on January 20, 2015. Changes to: Main text, sup2.html] Godel's two incompleteness theorems are among the most important results in modern logic, and have deep
[Revised entry by Panu Raatikainen on January 20, 2015. Changes to: Main text, sup2.html] Godel's two incompleteness theorems are among the most important results in modern logic, and have deep [More]

Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights

2015.01.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alan Patten, Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights, Princeton University Press, 2014, 327pp., $45.00 (hbk),
2015.01.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alan Patten, Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights, Princeton University Press, 2014, 327pp., $45.00 (hbk), [More]

Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling: The Function of Avowal in Justice

2015.01.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michel Foucault, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling: The Function of Avowal in Justice, Fabienne Brion and Bernard E. Harcourt (eds.),
2015.01.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michel Foucault, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling: The Function of Avowal in Justice, Fabienne Brion and Bernard E. Harcourt (eds.), [More]

Definition of a Dictionary

Do we any longer need a single, definitive authority on American English? The answer lies somewhere between Noah Webster and the Internet…
Do we any longer need a single, definitive authority on American English? The answer lies somewhere between Noah Webster and the Internet… [More]

Dilulio reviews Fukuyama

A conservative at odds with conservatives, Francis Fukuyama says America’s problem is not that government is too powerful, but that it’s too weak…
A conservative at odds with conservatives, Francis Fukuyama says America’s problem is not that government is too powerful, but that it’s too weak… [More]

Machines that think

John Brockman’s Edge question for 2015 asks 182 intellectuals: What do you think about machines that think?…
John Brockman’s Edge question for 2015 asks 182 intellectuals: What do you think about machines that think?… [More]

Faith Summer Seminar Deadline!! Feb 1

Held in Columbia, MO, June 6-July 31, including an attractive financial package for participants (4K for a research project, 3K for housing, $750 for travel to and from the seminar, and $51/day for
Held in Columbia, MO, June 6-July 31, including an attractive financial package for participants (4K for a research project, 3K for housing, $750 for travel to and from the seminar, and $51/day for [More]

Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?

It has been argued that everyone is a little bit racist. Various studies have shown that black America are treated rather differently than white Americans. Examples of this include black students
It has been argued that everyone is a little bit racist. Various studies have shown that black America are treated rather differently than white Americans. Examples of this include black students [More]

War on clichés

The cliché hitman. Orin Hargraves stalks the inane, shopworn expressions that litter the English language…
The cliché hitman. Orin Hargraves stalks the inane, shopworn expressions that litter the English language… [More]