The Dialectics of Aesthetic Agency: Revaluating German Aesthetics from Kant to Adorno

2014.10.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ayon Maharaj, The Dialectics of Aesthetic Agency: Revaluating German Aesthetics from Kant to Adorno, Bloomsbury, 2013, 212pp.,
2014.10.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ayon Maharaj, The Dialectics of Aesthetic Agency: Revaluating German Aesthetics from Kant to Adorno, Bloomsbury, 2013, 212pp., [More]

Neo-Victorianism on Campus

Sex has always been irrational, inarticulate, fraught with ambivalence and shame. Now an army of politicians and bureaucrats adjudicates it on campus. That’s awkward…
Sex has always been irrational, inarticulate, fraught with ambivalence and shame. Now an army of politicians and bureaucrats adjudicates it on campus. That’s awkward… [More]

The Development of Proof Theory

[Revised entry by Jan von Plato on October 13, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The development of -->proof theory--> can be naturally divided into: the prehistory of the notion of proof
[Revised entry by Jan von Plato on October 13, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The development of -->proof theory--> can be naturally divided into: the prehistory of the notion of proof [More]

Arrow's Theorem

[New Entry by Michael Morreau on October 13, 2014.] Kenneth Arrow's "impossibility" theorem - or "general possibility" theorem, as he called it - answers a very basic question in the theory of
[New Entry by Michael Morreau on October 13, 2014.] Kenneth Arrow's "impossibility" theorem - or "general possibility" theorem, as he called it - answers a very basic question in the theory of [More]

How You Should Vote

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/142020972 As I write this in early October, Election Day in the United States is about a month away. While most Americans do not vote, there is still in question of
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/142020972 As I write this in early October, Election Day in the United States is about a month away. While most Americans do not vote, there is still in question of [More]

Aztec Philosophy: Understanding a World in Motion

2014.10.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Maffie, Aztec Philosophy: Understanding a World in Motion, University Press of Colorado, 2014, 512pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.10.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Maffie, Aztec Philosophy: Understanding a World in Motion, University Press of Colorado, 2014, 512pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall created misery, but also an extensive laboratory for studying politics, economics, and human nature…
The Berlin Wall created misery, but also an extensive laboratory for studying politics, economics, and human nature… [More]

Nihilism of John Gray

John Gray doesn’t believe in beliefs. He strives to hold as few convictions as possible, a stance bizarre, perverse, and impossible to maintain…
John Gray doesn’t believe in beliefs. He strives to hold as few convictions as possible, a stance bizarre, perverse, and impossible to maintain… [More]

If Terry Eagleton were king

If Terry Eagleton ruled the world: No sports, prisons, cellphones, or pomo cant. And Martin Amis would be compelled to issue calls to prayer at his local mosque…
If Terry Eagleton ruled the world: No sports, prisons, cellphones, or pomo cant. And Martin Amis would be compelled to issue calls to prayer at his local mosque… [More]

Is Paul Ekman stretching the truth?

Paul Ekman is known for recognizing a lie just by the look on the speaker’s face. But has the psychologist stretched the truth?…
Paul Ekman is known for recognizing a lie just by the look on the speaker’s face. But has the psychologist stretched the truth?… [More]