Care of the World: Fear, Responsibility and Justice in the Global Age

2014.04.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elena Pulcini, Care of the World: Fear, Responsibility and Justice in the Global Age, Karen Whittle (tr.), Springer,
2014.04.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elena Pulcini, Care of the World: Fear, Responsibility and Justice in the Global Age, Karen Whittle (tr.), Springer, [More]

Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain

We romanticize illness and idealize suffering; we glamorize female pain. The wounded woman might be a stereotype, but she’s still wounded…
We romanticize illness and idealize suffering; we glamorize female pain. The wounded woman might be a stereotype, but she’s still wounded… [More]

E.O. Wilson, Q&A

E.O. Wilson has only one functional eye, the left. And from an early age he focused it on little things…
E.O. Wilson has only one functional eye, the left. And from an early age he focused it on little things… [More]

Prose of psychoanalysis

Freudian writers talk of works, papers, articles, lectures, and contributions, but not, for the most part, essays. Then there’s Adam Phillips…
Freudian writers talk of works, papers, articles, lectures, and contributions, but not, for the most part, essays. Then there’s Adam Phillips… [More]

Anatomy of Failure: Philosophy and Political Action

2014.04.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Oliver Feltham, Anatomy of Failure: Philosophy and Political Action, Bloomsbury, 2013, 290pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN
2014.04.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Oliver Feltham, Anatomy of Failure: Philosophy and Political Action, Bloomsbury, 2013, 290pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN [More]

Exotic Pets

In her April 2014 National Geographic article “Wild Obsession, Lauren Slater considers the subject of exotic pets in America. While the article does mention some of the moral issues regarding such
In her April 2014 National Geographic article “Wild Obsession, Lauren Slater considers the subject of exotic pets in America. While the article does mention some of the moral issues regarding such [More]

Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

2014.04.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nicholas Agar, Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits, MIT Press, 2014, 214pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.04.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nicholas Agar, Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits, MIT Press, 2014, 214pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Lost in translation

You think translation is a straightforward task? It isn’t. And too often the aim is easy consumption by the reader. Lost is anything foreign or unsettling…
You think translation is a straightforward task? It isn’t. And too often the aim is easy consumption by the reader. Lost is anything foreign or unsettling… [More]

State is bad for culture

Matthew Arnold is best remembered as an elitist scold or a much-needed defender of high culture. He was both, but neither explains his legacy…
Matthew Arnold is best remembered as an elitist scold or a much-needed defender of high culture. He was both, but neither explains his legacy… [More]

Shakespeare’s scholar tramp

The celebrated Shakespearean James Orchard Halliwell-Phillips dressed like a tramp and lived in the woods, where he hoarded rare objects of the Bard…
The celebrated Shakespearean James Orchard Halliwell-Phillips dressed like a tramp and lived in the woods, where he hoarded rare objects of the Bard… [More]