Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World

2014.08.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Margaret Gilbert, Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World, Oxford University Press, 2014, 449pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN
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Beethoven

Irascible and defiant Beethoven is a cliché, yet it is true that he understood people little and liked them less. Music was his only joy…
Irascible and defiant Beethoven is a cliché, yet it is true that he understood people little and liked them less. Music was his only joy… [More]

What Ails the Ivy League?

If the Ivy League turns out so many soulless graduates, maybe imperfect professors are to blame. But they have little incentive to care…
If the Ivy League turns out so many soulless graduates, maybe imperfect professors are to blame. But they have little incentive to care… [More]

A Passage to India

After E.M. Forster began A Passage to India, he was blocked for nine years. Who can say why? He was so timid and repressed…
After E.M. Forster began A Passage to India, he was blocked for nine years. Who can say why? He was so timid and repressed… [More]

Aristotle's Psychology of Signification

2014.08.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Simon Noriega-Olmos, Aristotle's Psychology of Signification: A Commentary on De Interpretatione 16a3-18, De Gruyter, 2013,
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CFP for November 13-16 Conference on the Nature of Faith

Announcing a call for papers for a conference at the Chase Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO, November 13-16, 2014. Those selected will have expenses paid for the conference. Titles and abstracts are
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CFP for Conference on the Nature of Faith, Nov. 13-16, 2014

Announcing a call for papers for a conference at the Chase Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO, November 13-16, 2014. Those selected will have expenses paid for the conference. Titles and abstracts are
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Normative Concepts

How do we get to have normative concepts?  What does it take for a concept to be the concept of ought, or of good, say?It seems neither necessary nor sufficient that one be disposed to
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Question about Art - Charles Taliaferro responds

A friend of mine thinks that we can define art as 'a statement of creativity'. I'm not sure I agree with him but am struggling with working out what a 'statement' is. Has any philosopher written
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Liberals Are Killing Art

Art is a value in and of itself, not a vessel through which political or social or religious beliefs are conveyed. Why do some liberals think otherwise?…
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