Question about Mathematics - Allen Stairs responds

Are positive numbers in some way more basic than negative numbers? Response from: Allen Stairs In more than one way, the answer is yes. It's clear that psychologically, as it were, positive
Are positive numbers in some way more basic than negative numbers? Response from: Allen Stairs In more than one way, the answer is yes. It's clear that psychologically, as it were, positive [More]

The Great Unread

What distinguishes a celebrated yet largely unread classic from an enduringly popular classic? The answer hinges on a fraught term: universality…
What distinguishes a celebrated yet largely unread classic from an enduringly popular classic? The answer hinges on a fraught term: universality… [More]

E.O. Wilson’s vision

At 85, E.O. Wilson is still thinking big. He wants to prevent a mass-extinction crisis. How? By handing over half the planet to other species…
At 85, E.O. Wilson is still thinking big. He wants to prevent a mass-extinction crisis. How? By handing over half the planet to other species… [More]

Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

2014.08.40 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chiara Bottici, Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary, Columbia University Press, 2014, 258pp., $50.00
2014.08.40 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chiara Bottici, Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary, Columbia University Press, 2014, 258pp., $50.00 [More]

From Individual to Collective Intentionality: New Essays

2014.08.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sara Rachel Chant, Frank Hindriks, and Gerhard Preyer (eds.), From Individual to Collective Intentionality: New Essays, Oxford
2014.08.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sara Rachel Chant, Frank Hindriks, and Gerhard Preyer (eds.), From Individual to Collective Intentionality: New Essays, Oxford [More]

Events

[Revised entry by Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi on August 27, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Smiles, walks, dances, weddings, explosions, hiccups, hand-waves, arrivals and
[Revised entry by Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi on August 27, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Smiles, walks, dances, weddings, explosions, hiccups, hand-waves, arrivals and [More]

Justice, Inequality, and Health

[Revised entry by Gopal Sreenivasan on August 27, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Among American men, there is a 15.4 year difference in life expectancy between Asians and high-risk
[Revised entry by Gopal Sreenivasan on August 27, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Among American men, there is a 15.4 year difference in life expectancy between Asians and high-risk [More]

Terraforming Ethics

J’atorg struggled along on his motile pods, wheezing badly as his air sacs fought with the new air. He cursed the humans, invoking the gods of his people. Reflecting, he cursed the humans by
J’atorg struggled along on his motile pods, wheezing badly as his air sacs fought with the new air. He cursed the humans, invoking the gods of his people. Reflecting, he cursed the humans by [More]

Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life

2014.08.38 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marya Schechtman, Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life, Oxford University Press, 2014,
2014.08.38 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marya Schechtman, Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life, Oxford University Press, 2014, [More]

Who Is Elena Ferrante?

Who Is Elena Ferrante? The writer has never been interviewed in person, perhaps never even photographed. For her, celebrity is a choice, not an obligation…
Who Is Elena Ferrante? The writer has never been interviewed in person, perhaps never even photographed. For her, celebrity is a choice, not an obligation… [More]