Geoff Dyer at the Geoff Dyer Conference

“The only time I’ve ever been in a seminar where I have been the leading authority on the subject.” Geoff Dyer attends the Geoff Dyer conference…
“The only time I’ve ever been in a seminar where I have been the leading authority on the subject.” Geoff Dyer attends the Geoff Dyer conference… [More]

The Hi-Tech Mess of Higher Education

Universities used to be committed to the preservation of cultural memory. Now it’s standardized tests, cost-benefit readouts, and human-resources questionnaires…
Universities used to be committed to the preservation of cultural memory. Now it’s standardized tests, cost-benefit readouts, and human-resources questionnaires… [More]

Question about Ethics, Love, Sex - Allen Stairs responds

Is adultery really immoral? The act itself is mostly legal, so why can't it be mostly moral? I'm a male bachelor, so I can only argue from my point of view. Adultery is a simple biological urge that
Is adultery really immoral? The act itself is mostly legal, so why can't it be mostly moral? I'm a male bachelor, so I can only argue from my point of view. Adultery is a simple biological urge that [More]

Question about Mind - Jonathan Westphal responds

Hi, I'll just share my experiences as below and would just like to ask what principle or theory that could possibly explain the phenomenon? And what term you call it? I'm a computer programmer.
Hi, I'll just share my experiences as below and would just like to ask what principle or theory that could possibly explain the phenomenon? And what term you call it? I'm a computer programmer. [More]

Question about Mind - Stephen Maitzen responds

Hi, I'll just share my experiences as below and would just like to ask what principle or theory that could possibly explain the phenomenon? And what term you call it? I'm a computer programmer.
Hi, I'll just share my experiences as below and would just like to ask what principle or theory that could possibly explain the phenomenon? And what term you call it? I'm a computer programmer. [More]

Bride of Deconstruction

Frankenstein and the feminists. For the critic Barbara Johnson, Mary Shelley was born to be a widow. &#147She looked good in black&#148…
Frankenstein and the feminists. For the critic Barbara Johnson, Mary Shelley was born to be a widow. “She looked good in black”… [More]

Keats Reconsidered

Keats is regarded as the ur-aesthete – fragile, distant, unable to cope. Not so. He was immersed in radical politics and had a passion for science…
Keats is regarded as the ur-aesthete – fragile, distant, unable to cope. Not so. He was immersed in radical politics and had a passion for science… [More]

The Brow We Need

Highbrow, lowbrow, middlebrow. The distinctions have largely disappeared, along with nuanced, considered judgments. The brow we need is the furrowed one…
Highbrow, lowbrow, middlebrow. The distinctions have largely disappeared, along with nuanced, considered judgments. The brow we need is the furrowed one… [More]

Emotive Language in Argumentation

2014.07.40 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Douglas Walton, a prolific and influential writer on logical fallacies and related subjects, has co-written this book
2014.07.40 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Douglas Walton, a prolific and influential writer on logical fallacies and related subjects, has co-written this book [More]

What is Islamic Philosophy?

2014.07.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roy Jackson, What is Islamic Philosophy?, Routledge, 2014, 190pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415632034. Reviewed by Peter
2014.07.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roy Jackson, What is Islamic Philosophy?, Routledge, 2014, 190pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415632034. Reviewed by Peter [More]