God's Lottery

Kenneth Walden's new paper, 'The Aid That Leaves Something to Chance',* offers a similar argument to Caspar Hare's about chancy methods:There is more than one way to hold a lottery among our
Kenneth Walden's new paper, 'The Aid That Leaves Something to Chance',* offers a similar argument to Caspar Hare's about chancy methods:There is more than one way to hold a lottery among our [More]

Cartoon mothers

In animated kids’ movies, the dead-mother plot dominates along with the fantasy of the fabulous single father. There are exceptions, and you should be wary…
In animated kids’ movies, the dead-mother plot dominates along with the fantasy of the fabulous single father. There are exceptions, and you should be wary… [More]

Gabo Marquez, journalist

At first under the pseudonym Septimus, then frequently while hungover, Gabriel García Márquez, then a young journalist, showed a flair for narrative and a taste for the bizarre…
At first under the pseudonym Septimus, then frequently while hungover, Gabriel García Márquez, then a young journalist, showed a flair for narrative and a taste for the bizarre… [More]

On Stephen Crane

Famous by the age of 23, dead before he turned 30, Stephen Crane put his name to both hackwork and masterwork, but left behind no diary and few letters…
Famous by the age of 23, dead before he turned 30, Stephen Crane put his name to both hackwork and masterwork, but left behind no diary and few letters… [More]

Equaliberty: Political Essays

2014.06.38 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Étienne Balibar, Equaliberty: Political Essays, James Ingram (tr.), Duke University Press, 2014, 365pp., $25.95 (pbk), ISBN
2014.06.38 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Étienne Balibar, Equaliberty: Political Essays, James Ingram (tr.), Duke University Press, 2014, 365pp., $25.95 (pbk), ISBN [More]

Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States

2014.06.37 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States, Oxford University Press, 2014, 214pp.,
2014.06.37 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States, Oxford University Press, 2014, 214pp., [More]

Question about Religion - Eric Silverman responds

Hello philosophers , recently in a debate with Christians , I made a point that if one claims a relationship with a God or being that can't be seen , heard or touched that they are suffering from a
Hello philosophers , recently in a debate with Christians , I made a point that if one claims a relationship with a God or being that can't be seen , heard or touched that they are suffering from a [More]

Defining Rape II: Consent

In my previous essay, I presented some groundwork and stage setting for the discussion to follow. In this essay I will take a look at the matter of consent. Intuitively, what makes some activities
In my previous essay, I presented some groundwork and stage setting for the discussion to follow. In this essay I will take a look at the matter of consent. Intuitively, what makes some activities [More]

Existence of self

Consider your essential self. Whether physical, psychological, or illusory – an ego trick? – a sense of essential me-ness emerges by age 2. Why?…
Consider your essential self. Whether physical, psychological, or illusory – an ego trick? – a sense of essential me-ness emerges by age 2. Why?… [More]

Truth About Our Libertarian Age

1989 really did mark the end of ideology. Students can no longer comprehend fascism or fathom the allure of communism. This is a mixed blessing…
1989 really did mark the end of ideology. Students can no longer comprehend fascism or fathom the allure of communism. This is a mixed blessing… [More]