How Stoical Was Seneca?

Stoic, earthquake expert, humorist, dramatist: Was Seneca knowledgeable about death? Or a complete novice on the topic?…
Stoic, earthquake expert, humorist, dramatist: Was Seneca knowledgeable about death? Or a complete novice on the topic?… [More]

The Ill-Defined Plot

The essay, as form, is part evidentiary proof, part amateurish sally. It’s always been that way, explains John Jeremiah Sullivan…
The essay, as form, is part evidentiary proof, part amateurish sally. It’s always been that way, explains John Jeremiah Sullivan… [More]

From Plato to Platonism

2014.10.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lloyd P. Gerson, From Plato to Platonism, Cornell University Press, 2013, 345pp., $59.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780801452413. Reviewed
2014.10.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lloyd P. Gerson, From Plato to Platonism, Cornell University Press, 2013, 345pp., $59.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780801452413. Reviewed [More]

Hume on Free Will

[Revised entry by Paul Russell on October 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] But to proceed in this reconciling project with regard to the question of liberty and necessity; the most
[Revised entry by Paul Russell on October 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] But to proceed in this reconciling project with regard to the question of liberty and necessity; the most [More]

Watsuji Tetsurô

[Revised entry by Robert Carter and Erin McCarthy on October 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Watsuji Tetsurō(1889 - 1960) was one of a small group of philosophers in Japan during the
[Revised entry by Robert Carter and Erin McCarthy on October 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Watsuji Tetsurō(1889 - 1960) was one of a small group of philosophers in Japan during the [More]

Assistant/Associate Professor of Philosophy

Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  Salve Regina
Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  Salve Regina [More]

Hiddenness and the Necessary Condition Fallacy

There is an old Soviet joke. A visitor arrives in the Soviet Union and by the airport he sees two workers with shovels. The first digs a hole. Then the second covers up the hole. He asks the workers
There is an old Soviet joke. A visitor arrives in the Soviet Union and by the airport he sees two workers with shovels. The first digs a hole. Then the second covers up the hole. He asks the workers [More]

Continuity and Innovation in Medieval and Modern Philosophy: Knowledge, Mind, and Language

2014.10.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Marenbon (ed.), Continuity and Innovation in Medieval and Modern Philosophy: Knowledge, Mind, and Language, Oxford
2014.10.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Marenbon (ed.), Continuity and Innovation in Medieval and Modern Philosophy: Knowledge, Mind, and Language, Oxford [More]

Genius grant or TED talk

It’s genius season, when the MacArthur Foundation celebrates the already famous and rewards the much rewarded. All in the name of advancing creativity…
It’s genius season, when the MacArthur Foundation celebrates the already famous and rewards the much rewarded. All in the name of advancing creativity… [More]

Leningrad and Shostakovich

August. 9, 1942: day 335 of the siege of Leningrad, where a makeshift orchestra of emaciated musicians performed Shostakovich…
August. 9, 1942: day 335 of the siege of Leningrad, where a makeshift orchestra of emaciated musicians performed Shostakovich… [More]