Hallucination: Philosophy and Psychology

2015.03.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Fiona Macpherson and Dimitris Platchias (eds.), Hallucination: Philosophy and Psychology, MIT Press, 2013, 421pp., $45.00 (hbk),
2015.03.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Fiona Macpherson and Dimitris Platchias (eds.), Hallucination: Philosophy and Psychology, MIT Press, 2013, 421pp., $45.00 (hbk), [More]

Blame the dog

Roughly 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals dwindled and then vanished from Eurasia. What caused this die-off? Modern humans and their dogs…
Roughly 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals dwindled and then vanished from Eurasia. What caused this die-off? Modern humans and their dogs… [More]

Music, nationalism, Christianity

To understand the decline of classical music, you need to understand what once made it great: nationalism and Christianity…
To understand the decline of classical music, you need to understand what once made it great: nationalism and Christianity… [More]

Hegel, the End of History, and the Future

2015.03.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eric Michael Dale, Hegel, the End of History, and the Future, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 256pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN
2015.03.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eric Michael Dale, Hegel, the End of History, and the Future, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 256pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Wings of Desire

When a man loves a pigeon. Nikola Tesla had one true object of affection. She was pure white, with light-gray tips on her wings…
When a man loves a pigeon. Nikola Tesla had one true object of affection. She was pure white, with light-gray tips on her wings… [More]

Life of John Aubrey

The biographer: glutton for anecdote, scavenger of detail, prisoner to tired conventions of chronology and storytelling…
The biographer: glutton for anecdote, scavenger of detail, prisoner to tired conventions of chronology and storytelling… [More]

Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe

Sex is leaky and anxiety-ridden, says Laura Kipnis, and no college policy or prohibition is going to change that. What rules will do is make students more vulnerable…
Sex is leaky and anxiety-ridden, says Laura Kipnis, and no college policy or prohibition is going to change that. What rules will do is make students more vulnerable… [More]

The Continuant Argument

I listed five false consequences of the standard view of personhood. Let me offer the continuant argument that I’m not a person. I mean, of course, that I am not essentially a person in the
I listed five false consequences of the standard view of personhood. Let me offer the continuant argument that I’m not a person. I mean, of course, that I am not essentially a person in the [More]

Experiment in Physics

[Revised entry by Allan Franklin and Slobodan Perovic on February 27, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, app7.html] Physics, and natural science in general, is a reasonable enterprise
[Revised entry by Allan Franklin and Slobodan Perovic on February 27, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, app7.html] Physics, and natural science in general, is a reasonable enterprise [More]

Spinoza, Self Help and Agency

View image | gettyimages.com The bookshelves of the world abound with tomes on self-help. Many of these profess to help people with various emotional woes, such as sadness, and make vague
View image | gettyimages.com The bookshelves of the world abound with tomes on self-help. Many of these profess to help people with various emotional woes, such as sadness, and make vague [More]