Jeremy Bentham

[New Entry by James E. Crimmins on March 17, 2015.] Jeremy Bentham, jurist and political reformer, is one of the foundational philosophers in the modern utilitarian tradition. Earlier moralists had
[New Entry by James E. Crimmins on March 17, 2015.] Jeremy Bentham, jurist and political reformer, is one of the foundational philosophers in the modern utilitarian tradition. Earlier moralists had [More]

Al-Kindi

[Revised entry by Peter Adamson on March 17, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Abu Yusuf Ya'qub ibn Ishaq Al-Kindi (ca. 800 - 870 CE) was the first self-identified philosopher in the
[Revised entry by Peter Adamson on March 17, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Abu Yusuf Ya'qub ibn Ishaq Al-Kindi (ca. 800 - 870 CE) was the first self-identified philosopher in the [More]

Associationist Theories of Thought

[New Entry by Eric Mandelbaum on March 17, 2015.] Associationism is one of the oldest, and, in some form or another, most widely held theories of thought. Associationism has been the engine behind
[New Entry by Eric Mandelbaum on March 17, 2015.] Associationism is one of the oldest, and, in some form or another, most widely held theories of thought. Associationism has been the engine behind [More]

Philosophers and their religious practices, part 4: The embodiment of the sacraments

This is the fourth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their
This is the fourth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their [More]

Pinker is wrong about violence and war

It’s nice to think that humankind is becoming more empathetic and selfless. And less violent. But is it true? John Gray takes aim at optimism…
It’s nice to think that humankind is becoming more empathetic and selfless. And less violent. But is it true? John Gray takes aim at optimism… [More]

F.R. Leavis and literature

F.R. Leavis maintained the highest of high brows. His idea of intellectual slumming was listening to Schubert and reading a neglected classic…
F.R. Leavis maintained the highest of high brows. His idea of intellectual slumming was listening to Schubert and reading a neglected classic… [More]

No ‘Proper English’

Dear pedantic grammarians: Your rules are just stylistic conventions. We’ll split an infinitive or end a sentence with a preposition anytime we want to…
Dear pedantic grammarians: Your rules are just stylistic conventions. We’ll split an infinitive or end a sentence with a preposition anytime we want to… [More]

Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism

2015.03.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Erik J. Weilenberg, Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism, Oxford University Press, 2014,
2015.03.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Erik J. Weilenberg, Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism, Oxford University Press, 2014, [More]

After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900

2015.03.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Frederick C. Beiser, After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900, Princeton University Press, 2014, 232pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN
2015.03.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Frederick C. Beiser, After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900, Princeton University Press, 2014, 232pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Postdoctoral Fellow in Normative Theory

Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  Centre for Ethics, University of
Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  Centre for Ethics, University of [More]