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]

Short survey on religious teachings

You are invited to participate in a survey organized by Helen De Cruz and John Schwenkler. The purpose of this study is to explore to what extent you agree with a series of religious (theological)
You are invited to participate in a survey organized by Helen De Cruz and John Schwenkler. The purpose of this study is to explore to what extent you agree with a series of religious (theological) [More]

Death

[Revised entry by Steven Luper on October 17, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] This article considers several questions concerning death and its ramifications. First, what constitutes
[Revised entry by Steven Luper on October 17, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] This article considers several questions concerning death and its ramifications. First, what constitutes [More]

Reid on Memory and Personal Identity

[Revised entry by Rebecca Copenhaver on October 17, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Thomas Reid held a direct realist theory of memory. Like his direct realism about perception, Reid
[Revised entry by Rebecca Copenhaver on October 17, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Thomas Reid held a direct realist theory of memory. Like his direct realism about perception, Reid [More]

Asteroid Mining & Death from Above

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/475183125 Having written before on the ethics of asteroid mining, I thought I would return to this subject and address an additional moral concern, namely the
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/475183125 Having written before on the ethics of asteroid mining, I thought I would return to this subject and address an additional moral concern, namely the [More]

Good Lives and Procreative Duties

Many philosophers seem inclined to accept(Procreative Axiological Asymmetry): While it would be bad, or undesirable, to bring a miserable life into existence, it isn't good, or desirable, to bring
Many philosophers seem inclined to accept(Procreative Axiological Asymmetry): While it would be bad, or undesirable, to bring a miserable life into existence, it isn't good, or desirable, to bring [More]

Contemporary Dualism: A Defense

2014.10.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andrea Lavazza and Howard Robinson (eds.), Contemporary Dualism: A Defense, Routledge, 2014, 292pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.10.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andrea Lavazza and Howard Robinson (eds.), Contemporary Dualism: A Defense, Routledge, 2014, 292pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, and Primacy in Socratic and Aristotelian Thought

2014.10.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael T. Ferejohn, Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, and Primacy in Socratic and Aristotelian Thought, Oxford University
2014.10.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael T. Ferejohn, Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, and Primacy in Socratic and Aristotelian Thought, Oxford University [More]