Vignettes of Evolutionary Biologists

Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Lewontin, W.D. Hamilton: Robert Trivers knew the evolutionary biologists as colleagues. He looks back, without mercy…
Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Lewontin, W.D. Hamilton: Robert Trivers knew the evolutionary biologists as colleagues. He looks back, without mercy… [More]

Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law

2015.04.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law, Princeton University Press, 2014, 234pp., $35.00
2015.04.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law, Princeton University Press, 2014, 234pp., $35.00 [More]

History of psychoanalysis

On a November evening in 1977, Barbara Taylor, a Ph.D. student, had an epiphany. By 1981 she’d written a dissertation. And gone crazy…
On a November evening in 1977, Barbara Taylor, a Ph.D. student, had an epiphany. By 1981 she’d written a dissertation. And gone crazy… [More]

On Anthony Trollope

Want to understand why e-mail is dangerous, why professional politicians hate “principled” stands, why gossip is the stuff of human existence? Read Trollope…
Want to understand why e-mail is dangerous, why professional politicians hate “principled” stands, why gossip is the stuff of human existence? Read Trollope… [More]

The Normativity of Meaning and Content

[Revised entry by Kathrin Glüer and Åsa Wikforss on April 27, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] There is a long tradition of thinking of language as conventional in its
[Revised entry by Kathrin Glüer and Åsa Wikforss on April 27, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] There is a long tradition of thinking of language as conventional in its [More]

Vasubandhu

[Revised entry by Jonathan C. Gold on April 27, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu (4th to 5th century C.E.) was a great light at the peak of India's
[Revised entry by Jonathan C. Gold on April 27, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu (4th to 5th century C.E.) was a great light at the peak of India's [More]

Information Immortality

Most people are familiar with the notion that energy cannot be destroyed. Interestingly, there is also a rule in quantum mechanics that forbids the destruction of information. This principle, called
Most people are familiar with the notion that energy cannot be destroyed. Interestingly, there is also a rule in quantum mechanics that forbids the destruction of information. This principle, called [More]

Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment

2015.04.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Akeel Bilgrami, Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment, Harvard University Press, 2014, 397pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN
2015.04.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Akeel Bilgrami, Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment, Harvard University Press, 2014, 397pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Tony Judt’s Journey

Tony Judt was a good European who happily made his home in America. It was around 2002 that happiness curdled into disappointment…
Tony Judt was a good European who happily made his home in America. It was around 2002 that happiness curdled into disappointment… [More]

Review of John Gray

John Gray, well-versed in literature of all brows, is among the best-read contemporary philosophers. He’s also the bleakest…
John Gray, well-versed in literature of all brows, is among the best-read contemporary philosophers. He’s also the bleakest… [More]