On Philip Glass

Since 1976, Philip Glass has composed 10 symphonies and six string quartets – all excruciatingly boring. But no one should doubt his historical significance…
Since 1976, Philip Glass has composed 10 symphonies and six string quartets – all excruciatingly boring. But no one should doubt his historical significance… [More]

Meaning of skyscrapers

The Quill, the Walkie-Talkie, the Cheesegrater, the Gherkin, the Shard: Skyscrapers attract strange nicknames to go with outlandish
The Quill, the Walkie-Talkie, the Cheesegrater, the Gherkin, the Shard: Skyscrapers attract strange nicknames to go with outlandish [More]

Intellectual origins of evolution

Alfred Russel Wallace and his notebook traveled some 14,000 miles, accumulating evidence of natural selection. Does Darwin get too much credit?…
Alfred Russel Wallace and his notebook traveled some 14,000 miles, accumulating evidence of natural selection. Does Darwin get too much credit?… [More]

The Confederacy, License Plates & Free Speech

Early in 2015 some folks in my adopted state of Florida wanted three Confederate veterans to become members of the Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Despite the efforts of the Florida Sons of Confederate
Early in 2015 some folks in my adopted state of Florida wanted three Confederate veterans to become members of the Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Despite the efforts of the Florida Sons of Confederate [More]

Experimental Philosophy, Volume 2

2015.03.40 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joshua Knobe and Shaun Nichols (eds.), Experimental Philosophy, Volume 2, Oxford University Press, 2014, 374pp., $27.95 (pbk),
2015.03.40 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joshua Knobe and Shaun Nichols (eds.), Experimental Philosophy, Volume 2, Oxford University Press, 2014, 374pp., $27.95 (pbk), [More]

Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg. His name is synonymous with the needless complexity of newfangled devices. His ideas, though, tended to be rudimentary…
Rube Goldberg. His name is synonymous with the needless complexity of newfangled devices. His ideas, though, tended to be rudimentary… [More]

Taming of Tech Criticism

Pity technology critics. Their arguments are empty and vain. We need less technology criticism and more political and social criticism…
Pity technology critics. Their arguments are empty and vain. We need less technology criticism and more political and social criticism… [More]

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt’s guide to thinking: Ignore disciplinary and methodological boundaries; discard the insidious notion that insight is quantifiable….
Hannah Arendt’s guide to thinking: Ignore disciplinary and methodological boundaries; discard the insidious notion that insight is quantifiable…. [More]

A Mind and Its Time: The Development of Isaiah Berlin's Political Thought

2015.03.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joshua L. Cherniss, A Mind and Its Time: The Development of Isaiah Berlin's Political Thought, Oxford University Press, 2013,
2015.03.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joshua L. Cherniss, A Mind and Its Time: The Development of Isaiah Berlin's Political Thought, Oxford University Press, 2013, [More]

Question about Rationality - Eddy Nahmias responds

I came across a webpage which makes this claim."Skeptics of homeopathy insist that homeopathic medicines do not work, but have difficulty explaining how so many people use and rely upon this system
I came across a webpage which makes this claim."Skeptics of homeopathy insist that homeopathic medicines do not work, but have difficulty explaining how so many people use and rely upon this system [More]