Gaming Newcomb’s Paradox I: Problem Solved

One of the many annoying decision theory puzzles is Newcomb’s Paradox. The paradox was created by William Newcomb of the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The dread
One of the many annoying decision theory puzzles is Newcomb’s Paradox. The paradox was created by William Newcomb of the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The dread [More]

Martin Scorsese’s NYRB

Think of a compelling idea for a film. Whatever you come up with has more cinematic sizzle than a documentary about the 50-year arc of a literary journal…
Think of a compelling idea for a film. Whatever you come up with has more cinematic sizzle than a documentary about the 50-year arc of a literary journal… [More]

Dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark?

Behind the animatronic Adams and sexpot Eves that attract visitors to the Creation Museum is a humorless Australian named Ken Ham…
Behind the animatronic Adams and sexpot Eves that attract visitors to the Creation Museum is a humorless Australian named Ken Ham… [More]

Life of Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams was always writing, at least in part, about his homosexuality. But the relationship between his plots and his private life is fuzzy…
Tennessee Williams was always writing, at least in part, about his homosexuality. But the relationship between his plots and his private life is fuzzy… [More]

The Figure of this World: Agamben and the Question of Political Ontology

2014.09.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mathew Abbot, The Figure of this World: Agamben and the Question of Political Ontology, Edinburgh University Press, 2014, 220pp.,
2014.09.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mathew Abbot, The Figure of this World: Agamben and the Question of Political Ontology, Edinburgh University Press, 2014, 220pp., [More]

Where to Go to Grad School if You Want to Do Experimental Philosophy

There has been a lot of talk lately about how to provide undergrads with good information about grad schools, and I thought we here at Experimental Philosophy might be able to do our part by
There has been a lot of talk lately about how to provide undergrads with good information about grad schools, and I thought we here at Experimental Philosophy might be able to do our part by [More]

Seventeenth-Century Theories of Consciousness

[Revised entry by Larry M. Jorgensen on September 27, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] In the seventeenth century, "consciousness" began to take on a uniquely modern sense.
[Revised entry by Larry M. Jorgensen on September 27, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] In the seventeenth century, "consciousness" began to take on a uniquely modern sense. [More]

Karl Miller obituary

Karl Miller, founding editor of the London Review of Books, master of the aperçu and the clever one-liner, is dead at 83…
Karl Miller, founding editor of the London Review of Books, master of the aperçu and the clever one-liner, is dead at 83… [More]

Jack London bio

Pirate, hobo, prisoner, prospector, Jack London preferred life to literature. “Every time I sit down to write, it is with great disgust”…
Pirate, hobo, prisoner, prospector, Jack London preferred life to literature. “Every time I sit down to write, it is with great disgust”… [More]

Steve Pinker on Writing

Academics devote their lives to the world of ideas. So why are they so inept at conveying them? Steven Pinker has answers…
Academics devote their lives to the world of ideas. So why are they so inept at conveying them? Steven Pinker has answers… [More]