Moral Error Theory: History, Critique, Defence

2014.09.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jonas Olson, Moral Error Theory: History, Critique, Defence, Oxford University Press, 2014, 214pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.09.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jonas Olson, Moral Error Theory: History, Critique, Defence, Oxford University Press, 2014, 214pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Biography of Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin, godfather to left-leaning cultural theorists, had a vexed relationship with academe. Tenure eluded him, perhaps by his own design…
Walter Benjamin, godfather to left-leaning cultural theorists, had a vexed relationship with academe. Tenure eluded him, perhaps by his own design… [More]

“The End of History” in retrospect

Twenty-five years ago, Francis Fukuyama declared the end of history and the triumph of liberal democracy. Today it’s an ideal in tatters…
Twenty-five years ago, Francis Fukuyama declared the end of history and the triumph of liberal democracy. Today it’s an ideal in tatters… [More]

What’s so funny

“Analyzing humor,” E.B. White wrote, “is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies.” Yet the study of funny expands…
“Analyzing humor,” E.B. White wrote, “is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies.” Yet the study of funny expands… [More]

Descartes' Meditations: A Critical Guide

2014.09.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Karen Detlefsen (ed.), Descartes' Meditations: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 264pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.09.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Karen Detlefsen (ed.), Descartes' Meditations: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 264pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Neo-Daoism

[Revised entry by Alan Chan on September 2, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html] The term "Neo-Daoism" seeks to capture the dominant intellectual current or focal
[Revised entry by Alan Chan on September 2, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html] The term "Neo-Daoism" seeks to capture the dominant intellectual current or focal [More]

Private Language

[Revised entry by Stewart Candlish and George Wrisley on September 2, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] The idea of a private language was made famous in philosophy by Ludwig Wittgenstein, who in
[Revised entry by Stewart Candlish and George Wrisley on September 2, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] The idea of a private language was made famous in philosophy by Ludwig Wittgenstein, who in [More]

Assurance: An Austinian View of Knowledge and Knowledge Claims

2014.09.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Krista Lawlor, Assurance: An Austinian View of Knowledge and Knowledge Claims, Oxford University Press, 2013, 231pp., $65.00
2014.09.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Krista Lawlor, Assurance: An Austinian View of Knowledge and Knowledge Claims, Oxford University Press, 2013, 231pp., $65.00 [More]

Feminism Unfinished

We think of feminism as having unfolded in “waves” – first, second, and so on. Now it unfolds in hashtags, more identity than politics…
We think of feminism as having unfolded in “waves” – first, second, and so on. Now it unfolds in hashtags, more identity than politics… [More]

My Own Nothingness

According to Aristotle, to understand something we must grasp what it is not. We must come to terms with nothingness. But how?…
According to Aristotle, to understand something we must grasp what it is not. We must come to terms with nothingness. But how?… [More]