The novelist as journalist is a rich tradition but an uneven one. In the case of <strong>Martin Amis</strong>, the problem isn't so much his performance as his subjects&rsquo; worth

The novelist as journalist is a rich tradition but an uneven one. In the case of Martin Amis, the problem isn&#39;t so much his performance as his subjects&amp;rsquo;
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<strong>Max Eastman</strong> frolicked nude, thought his wife &ldquo;an unslakable monster of selfishness,&rdquo; and abandoned his son. Does any of this matter to his intellectual legacy?

Max Eastman frolicked nude, thought his wife &amp;ldquo;an unslakable monster of selfishness,&amp;rdquo; and abandoned his son. Does any of this matter to his intellectual
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Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science: New Essays

2017.10.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Matthew H. Slater and Zanja Yudell (eds.), Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science: New Essays, Oxford University Press, 2017,
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Anarchism

[New Entry by Andrew Fiala on October 3, 2017.] Anarchism is a political theory, which is skeptical of the justification of authority and power, especially political power. Anarchism is usually
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Do literary scholars align with the powerful against the powerless? Imagine what <strong><em>A People&rsquo;s History of Literary Studies</em></strong> would look like

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Here is the story of a privileged young adult. He suffers neither intellectual disappointment nor spiritual disillusion nor emotional setbacks. He is <strong>Adam Gopnik</strong>

Here is the story of a privileged young adult. He suffers neither intellectual disappointment nor spiritual disillusion nor emotional setbacks. He is Adam
Here is the story of a privileged young adult. He suffers neither intellectual disappointment nor spiritual disillusion nor emotional setbacks. He is Adam [More]

Ernst Jünger's Philosophy of Technology: Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene

2017.10.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Vincent Blok, Ernst J&#252;nger&#39;s Philosophy of Technology: Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene, Routledge, 2017, 153pp.,
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"To <strong>gaze at the world</strong>, as if you had never seen the world and have no idea what it is, and just describe it &mdash; then maybe you could see it"

&quot;To gaze at the world, as if you had never seen the world and have no idea what it is, and just describe it &amp;mdash; then maybe you could see
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Harms, Benefits, and Framing Effects

Kahneman and Tversky famously found that most people would prefer to save 200 / 600 people over a 1/3 chance of saving all 600, and yet would prefer a 1/3 chance of none of the 600 dying over a
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<strong>Bruce Chatwin</strong> was many things &mdash; traveler, art expert, connoisseur of the extraordinary. But not someone who favored intimate revelation. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t believe in becoming clean"

Bruce Chatwin was many things &amp;mdash; traveler, art expert, connoisseur of the extraordinary. But not someone who favored intimate revelation. &amp;ldquo;I don&amp;rsquo;t believe in becoming
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