Life of Eleanor Marx

In Victorian London, intellectuals looked for love in the British Museum’s reading room. One of the most disastrous unions: Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling…
In Victorian London, intellectuals looked for love in the British Museum’s reading room. One of the most disastrous unions: Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling… [More]

Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples

[New Entry by Richard J. Oosterhoff on April 10, 2015.] Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples (c. 1450 - 1536) taught philosophy at the University of Paris from around 1490 to 1508, and then applied his
[New Entry by Richard J. Oosterhoff on April 10, 2015.] Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples (c. 1450 - 1536) taught philosophy at the University of Paris from around 1490 to 1508, and then applied his [More]

Is Baking a Gay Wedding Cake an Endorsement of Same-Sex Marriage?

View image | gettyimages.com Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act set off a firestorm of controversy. Opponents of the law contended that it would legalize discrimination
View image | gettyimages.com Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act set off a firestorm of controversy. Opponents of the law contended that it would legalize discrimination [More]

Questioning Moral Equality

[Warning: the post below raises questions that may be morally corrupting.  Engage with them at your own peril!]If there's one thing that pretty much all moral theorists these days agree on,
[Warning: the post below raises questions that may be morally corrupting.  Engage with them at your own peril!]If there's one thing that pretty much all moral theorists these days agree on, [More]

Individual and Community in Nietzsche's Philosophy

2015.04.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Julian Young (ed.), Individual and Community in Nietzsche's Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 247pp., $90.00 (hbk),
2015.04.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Julian Young (ed.), Individual and Community in Nietzsche's Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 247pp., $90.00 (hbk), [More]

Writers and the MFA

Anyone who wants to be a writer in America will sooner or later confront the question: To M.F.A or not to M.F.A.?…
Anyone who wants to be a writer in America will sooner or later confront the question: To M.F.A or not to M.F.A.?… [More]

On August Strindberg

Did August Strindberg, the alchemist and paranoid, cross into insanity when writing The Defence of a Madman? He himself had no idea…
Did August Strindberg, the alchemist and paranoid, cross into insanity when writing The Defence of a Madman? He himself had no idea… [More]

Moral Urgency of Anna Karenina

Tolstoy was in his time known as a nyetovshcik, a contrarian. His views – on love, family, intellectuals – are even more out of sync today. But they are no less urgent…
Tolstoy was in his time known as a nyetovshcik, a contrarian. His views – on love, family, intellectuals – are even more out of sync today. But they are no less urgent… [More]

Desire

[Revised entry by Tim Schroeder on April 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] To desire is to be in a particular state of mind. It is a state of mind familiar to everyone who has ever
[Revised entry by Tim Schroeder on April 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] To desire is to be in a particular state of mind. It is a state of mind familiar to everyone who has ever [More]

Steve Jobs and Philosophy

I had the opportunity to contribute a chapter to a book on Steve Jobs in Open Court's "Popular Culture and Philosophy" series. It was a lot of fun! I wrote on the existentialism of Jobs and contrasted it with the more pragmatic mindset of Gates.
I had the opportunity to contribute a chapter to a book on Steve Jobs in Open Court's "Popular Culture and Philosophy" series. It was a lot of fun! I wrote on the existentialism of Jobs and contrasted it with the more pragmatic mindset of Gates. [More]