IAI Video: The Limits of Logic

Logicians don't rule the world or get the most done. Could it be that a consistent world view is neither desirable nor achievable? If we abandon the straightjacket of rationality might this lead to a more powerful and exciting future, or is it a heresy that leads to madness?
Logicians don't rule the world or get the most done. Could it be that a consistent world view is neither desirable nor achievable? If we abandon the straightjacket of rationality might this lead to a more powerful and exciting future, or is it a heresy that leads to madness? [More]

Neo-Davidsonian Metaphysics: From the True to the Good

2014.07.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samuel C. Wheeler III, Neo-Davidsonian Metaphysics: From the True to the Good, Routledge, 2014, 239pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.07.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samuel C. Wheeler III, Neo-Davidsonian Metaphysics: From the True to the Good, Routledge, 2014, 239pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Warburg brothers

Did art history begin with a childhood trade between two brothers? The strange saga of the banker and the bibliomaniac…
Did art history begin with a childhood trade between two brothers? The strange saga of the banker and the bibliomaniac… [More]

Kant confusion

What would Kant do? When we apply his maxims to ethical quandaries, they seem contradictory, incoherent, a mess. But not all hope is lost…
What would Kant do? When we apply his maxims to ethical quandaries, they seem contradictory, incoherent, a mess. But not all hope is lost… [More]

On hell

Fire and brimstone. As old as the concept of hell is the concept of hell-denying. Consider the surprisingly modern theology of Origen of Alexandria…
Fire and brimstone. As old as the concept of hell is the concept of hell-denying. Consider the surprisingly modern theology of Origen of Alexandria… [More]

The Epistemology of Disagreement: New Essays

2014.07.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Christensen and Jennifer Lackey (eds.), The Epistemology of Disagreement: New Essays, Oxford University Press, 2013,
2014.07.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Christensen and Jennifer Lackey (eds.), The Epistemology of Disagreement: New Essays, Oxford University Press, 2013, [More]

What Experimental Philosophers Actually Do: A Quantitative Study

These past few years have seen a surge of metaphilosophical work exploring the implications (or lack thereof) of the empirical studies being conducted in experimental philosophy. Much of this
These past few years have seen a surge of metaphilosophical work exploring the implications (or lack thereof) of the empirical studies being conducted in experimental philosophy. Much of this [More]

Hans-Georg Gadamer

[Revised entry by Jeff Malpas on July 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Hans-Georg Gadamer is the decisive figure in the development of twentieth century hermeneutics - almost
[Revised entry by Jeff Malpas on July 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Hans-Georg Gadamer is the decisive figure in the development of twentieth century hermeneutics - almost [More]

Everett's Relative-State Formulation of Quantum Mechanics

[Revised entry by Jeffrey Barrett on July 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Hugh Everett III's relative-state formulation of quantum mechanics is an attempt to solve the quantum
[Revised entry by Jeffrey Barrett on July 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Hugh Everett III's relative-state formulation of quantum mechanics is an attempt to solve the quantum [More]

Anyone Home?

As I tell my students, the metaphysical question of personal identity has important moral implications. One scenario I present is that of a human in what seems to be a persistent vegetative state. I
As I tell my students, the metaphysical question of personal identity has important moral implications. One scenario I present is that of a human in what seems to be a persistent vegetative state. I [More]