<strong>In praise of &ldquo;useless&rdquo; knowledge</strong>. The best scientific minds &mdash; Einstein, Faraday, Planck &mdash; have been driven by curiosity and intellectual challenge, not practical applications&nbsp;

In praise of &amp;ldquo;useless&amp;rdquo; knowledge. The best scientific minds &amp;mdash; Einstein, Faraday, Planck &amp;mdash; have been driven by curiosity and intellectual challenge, not practical
In praise of “useless” knowledge. The best scientific minds — Einstein, Faraday, Planck — have been driven by curiosity and intellectual challenge, not practical [More]

Every <strong>perished democracy</strong>&nbsp;died in its own way. In 1930s Germany, what mattered most was that so many citizens were willing to allow Hitler to do what he did&nbsp;

Every perished democracy&amp;nbsp;died in its own way. In 1930s Germany, what mattered most was that so many citizens were willing to allow Hitler to do what he
Every perished democracy died in its own way. In 1930s Germany, what mattered most was that so many citizens were willing to allow Hitler to do what he [More]

<strong>Anthony Burgess</strong>&nbsp;began writing because he thought he had a year to live and wanted to make money for his widow-to-be. He didn't die and couldn't find a job, so he kept on writing

Anthony Burgess&amp;nbsp;began writing because he thought he had a year to live and wanted to make money for his widow-to-be. He didn&#39;t die and couldn&#39;t find a job, so he kept on
Anthony Burgess began writing because he thought he had a year to live and wanted to make money for his widow-to-be. He didn't die and couldn't find a job, so he kept on [More]

Essays in Moral Skepticism

2017.03.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Richard Joyce, Essays in Moral Skepticism, Oxford University Press, 2016, 274pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198754879. Reviewed
2017.03.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Richard Joyce, Essays in Moral Skepticism, Oxford University Press, 2016, 274pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198754879. Reviewed [More]

Philosopher of the Month: Socrates

This March, the OUP Philosophy team honors Socrates (470-399 BC) as their Philosopher of the Month. As elusive as he is a groundbreaking figure in the history of philosophy, this Athenian thinker is
This March, the OUP Philosophy team honors Socrates (470-399 BC) as their Philosopher of the Month. As elusive as he is a groundbreaking figure in the history of philosophy, this Athenian thinker is [More]

There is excitement in the air. Writers are anxious but not unhappy. <strong>Political upheaval</strong>&nbsp;has given them a fresh sense of militancy and purpose. How galvanizing &mdash; and disturbing

There is excitement in the air. Writers are anxious but not unhappy. Political upheaval&amp;nbsp;has given them a fresh sense of militancy and purpose. How galvanizing &amp;mdash; and
There is excitement in the air. Writers are anxious but not unhappy. Political upheaval has given them a fresh sense of militancy and purpose. How galvanizing — and [More]

Find the moral landscape of our times rather impoverished? You're not alone. Rod Dreher suggests taking a cue from a ninth-century monk and <strong>retreating from modernity</strong>

Find the moral landscape of our times rather impoverished? You&#39;re not alone. Rod Dreher suggests taking a cue from a ninth-century monk and retreating from
Find the moral landscape of our times rather impoverished? You're not alone. Rod Dreher suggests taking a cue from a ninth-century monk and retreating from [More]

<strong>Eat like a 16th-century pope</strong>. Delicacies included monkey brain, parrot tongue, and Turkish fish. Silverware was tossed out the window after each course

Eat like a 16th-century pope. Delicacies included monkey brain, parrot tongue, and Turkish fish. Silverware was tossed out the window after each
Eat like a 16th-century pope. Delicacies included monkey brain, parrot tongue, and Turkish fish. Silverware was tossed out the window after each [More]

Paul Feyerabend and the debate over the philosophy of science

Paul Feyerabend (born 13th January, 1924, died February 11th, 1994) is best-known for his contributions to the philosophy of science, which is somewhat ironic because, I suspect, he wouldn’t have
Paul Feyerabend (born 13th January, 1924, died February 11th, 1994) is best-known for his contributions to the philosophy of science, which is somewhat ironic because, I suspect, he wouldn’t have [More]

<p>There is excitement in the air. Writers are anxious but not unhappy. <strong>Political upheaval</strong>&nbsp;has given them a fresh sense of militancy and purpose. How galvanizing &mdash; and disturbing</p>

There is excitement in the air. Writers are anxious but not unhappy. Political upheaval&amp;nbsp;has given them a fresh sense of militancy and purpose. How galvanizing &amp;mdash; and
There is excitement in the air. Writers are anxious but not unhappy. Political upheaval has given them a fresh sense of militancy and purpose. How galvanizing — and [More]