In 1940, <strong>Czeslaw Milosz</strong> had to choose between Nazi and Soviet occupation. Nazism threatened the body, while Communism threatened the soul. For Milosz, the latter was the greater sacrifice&nbsp;

In 1940, Czeslaw Milosz had to choose between Nazi and Soviet occupation. Nazism threatened the body, while Communism threatened the soul. For Milosz, the latter was the greater
In 1940, Czeslaw Milosz had to choose between Nazi and Soviet occupation. Nazism threatened the body, while Communism threatened the soul. For Milosz, the latter was the greater [More]

<strong>Shakespeare and the brain</strong>. Stephen Booth is a literary critic with a penetrating view of poetic language. He's transformed our understanding not only of Shakespeare but also of how we think

Shakespeare and the brain. Stephen Booth is a literary critic with a penetrating view of poetic language. He&#39;s transformed our understanding not only of Shakespeare but also of how we
Shakespeare and the brain. Stephen Booth is a literary critic with a penetrating view of poetic language. He's transformed our understanding not only of Shakespeare but also of how we [More]

Mary Shepherd

[New Entry by Martha Bolton on May 28, 2017.] Mary Shepherd (1777 - 1847) is the author of several works advocating a systematic metaphysics and theory of knowledge which were highly regarded by
[New Entry by Martha Bolton on May 28, 2017.] Mary Shepherd (1777 - 1847) is the author of several works advocating a systematic metaphysics and theory of knowledge which were highly regarded by [More]

Unity without objecthood, in art and in natural language

What makes something we see or something we talk about a single thing, or simply a unit that we can identify and that we can distinguish from others and compare to them? For ordinary objects like
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Einstein hated beets. Hitchcock wouldn't eat eggs. Colson Whitehead can't stand ice cream. We are what we eat, but what's the significance of <strong>what we don't eat</strong>?

Einstein hated beets. Hitchcock wouldn&#39;t eat eggs. Colson Whitehead can&#39;t stand ice cream. We are what we eat, but what&#39;s the significance of what we don&#39;t
Einstein hated beets. Hitchcock wouldn't eat eggs. Colson Whitehead can't stand ice cream. We are what we eat, but what's the significance of what we don't [More]

The Midwest wasn't always written about as a second-class culture of yokels and rednecks who lack intellect. Blame <strong>Mencken</strong> and <em>The New Yorker</em>

The Midwest wasn&#39;t always written about as a second-class culture of yokels and rednecks who lack intellect. Blame Mencken and The New
The Midwest wasn't always written about as a second-class culture of yokels and rednecks who lack intellect. Blame Mencken and The New [More]

At 32 <strong>Nietzsche</strong> left Basel to recuperate in Sorrento. There he separated himself from Wagner, which was odd &mdash; Wagner was also in Sorrento

At 32 Nietzsche left Basel to recuperate in Sorrento. There he separated himself from Wagner, which was odd &amp;mdash; Wagner was also in
At 32 Nietzsche left Basel to recuperate in Sorrento. There he separated himself from Wagner, which was odd — Wagner was also in [More]

The Lambda Calculus

[Revised entry by Jesse Alama on May 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The l-calculus is, at heart, a simple notation for functions and application. The main ideas are applying a
[Revised entry by Jesse Alama on May 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The l-calculus is, at heart, a simple notation for functions and application. The main ideas are applying a [More]

How the Nazis pursued a<strong> new aesthetics for a new political order</strong>&nbsp;<span>&mdash;</span> and showed how swiftly liberal principles can be hollowed out

How the Nazis pursued a new aesthetics for a new political order&amp;nbsp;&amp;mdash; and showed how swiftly liberal principles can be hollowed
How the Nazis pursued a new aesthetics for a new political order — and showed how swiftly liberal principles can be hollowed [More]

The Epistemology of Religion

[Revised entry by Peter Forrest on May 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Contemporary epistemology of religion may conveniently be treated as a debate over whether evidentialism
[Revised entry by Peter Forrest on May 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Contemporary epistemology of religion may conveniently be treated as a debate over whether evidentialism [More]