Why God would not send his sons to Oxford: parenting and the problem of evil

Imagine a London merchant deliberating whether to send his ten sons to Oxford or to Cambridge. Leafing through the flyers, he learns that, if he sends the boys to Cambridge, they will make
Imagine a London merchant deliberating whether to send his ten sons to Oxford or to Cambridge. Leafing through the flyers, he learns that, if he sends the boys to Cambridge, they will make [More]

Is it possible to experience time passing?

Suppose you had to explain to someone, who did not already know, what it means to say that time passes. What might you say? Perhaps you would explain that different times are arranged in an ordered
Suppose you had to explain to someone, who did not already know, what it means to say that time passes. What might you say? Perhaps you would explain that different times are arranged in an ordered [More]

Death is unavoidable and suffering is everywhere, says <strong>Julian Baggini.</strong> The only debate should be about the nature and extent of our participation. So let's talk about eating meat

Death is unavoidable and suffering is everywhere, says Julian Baggini. The only debate should be about the nature and extent of our participation. So let&#39;s talk about eating
Death is unavoidable and suffering is everywhere, says Julian Baggini. The only debate should be about the nature and extent of our participation. So let's talk about eating [More]

<strong>Clive James </strong>is not a Proust scholar, but he is a Proust appreciator -- an enthusiast, not an expert. The distinction is what matters

Clive James is not a Proust scholar, but he is a Proust appreciator -- an enthusiast, not an expert. The distinction is what
Clive James is not a Proust scholar, but he is a Proust appreciator -- an enthusiast, not an expert. The distinction is what [More]

Wasps&nbsp;are a threat, often putting us at risk of a sting. But <strong>wasps lead exemplary lives</strong>, and they're responsible for a great shift in cultural history

Wasps&amp;nbsp;are a threat, often putting us at risk of a sting. But wasps lead exemplary lives, and they&#39;re responsible for a great shift in cultural
Wasps are a threat, often putting us at risk of a sting. But wasps lead exemplary lives, and they're responsible for a great shift in cultural [More]

The Instrumental Value of One Vote

Over in this Leiter thread, some philosophers seem to be dismissing the instrumental value of voting (for Clinton over Trump) for misguided reasons:(1) That a marginal vote is&amp;nbsp;&quot;astronomically
Over in this Leiter thread, some philosophers seem to be dismissing the instrumental value of voting (for Clinton over Trump) for misguided reasons:(1) That a marginal vote is "astronomically [More]

<strong>What is modernism</strong>? How a term that's come to mean so much &mdash; as a literary movement, a design aesthetic &mdash; has always lacked a clear definition

What is modernism? How a term that&#39;s come to mean so much &amp;mdash; as a literary movement, a design aesthetic &amp;mdash; has always lacked a clear
What is modernism? How a term that's come to mean so much — as a literary movement, a design aesthetic — has always lacked a clear [More]

<strong>Books burn</strong> at 451 degrees F. The human body burns at 1,500 degrees. &ldquo;Where they have burned books," said Heinrich Heine, "they will end in burning human beings&rdquo;

Books burn at 451 degrees F. The human body burns at 1,500 degrees. &amp;ldquo;Where they have burned books,&quot; said Heinrich Heine, &quot;they will end in burning human
Books burn at 451 degrees F. The human body burns at 1,500 degrees. “Where they have burned books," said Heinrich Heine, "they will end in burning human [More]

Literature is full of impostors, but few have pulled off a hoax as brazen or bizarre as <strong>JT Leroy</strong>, the novelist who wasn't who he seemed&nbsp;

Literature is full of impostors, but few have pulled off a hoax as brazen or bizarre as JT Leroy, the novelist who wasn&#39;t who he
Literature is full of impostors, but few have pulled off a hoax as brazen or bizarre as JT Leroy, the novelist who wasn't who he [More]

Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments About the Ethics of Eating

2016.07.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo, and Matthew C. Halteman (eds.), Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments About the Ethics of Eating,
2016.07.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo, and Matthew C. Halteman (eds.), Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments About the Ethics of Eating, [More]