Confessions of an Aesthete

To be an aesthete in an idea-driven age is to risk being dismissed as irrelevant. Ask Terry Teachout. But don’t call him an intellectual…
To be an aesthete in an idea-driven age is to risk being dismissed as irrelevant. Ask Terry Teachout. But don’t call him an intellectual… [More]

Ethics After Aristotle

2014.10.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Brad Inwood, Ethics After Aristotle, Harvard University Press, 2014, 166pp., $39.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780674731257. Reviewed by
2014.10.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Brad Inwood, Ethics After Aristotle, Harvard University Press, 2014, 166pp., $39.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780674731257. Reviewed by [More]

Instructor in History, Philosophy, or Sociology of Science

Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  University of
Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  University of [More]

Descartes' Epistemology

[Revised entry by Lex Newman on October 6, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650) is widely regarded as the father of modern philosophy. His noteworthy
[Revised entry by Lex Newman on October 6, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650) is widely regarded as the father of modern philosophy. His noteworthy [More]

George Santayana

[Revised entry by Herman Saatkamp and Martin Coleman on October 6, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Philosopher, poet, literary and cultural critic, George Santayana is a principal figure in
[Revised entry by Herman Saatkamp and Martin Coleman on October 6, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Philosopher, poet, literary and cultural critic, George Santayana is a principal figure in [More]

Lawful Good

As I have written in other posts on alignments, it is often useful to look at the actual world in terms of the D&D alignment system. In this essay, I will look at the alignment that many players
As I have written in other posts on alignments, it is often useful to look at the actual world in terms of the D&D alignment system. In this essay, I will look at the alignment that many players [More]

Without Hierarchy: The Scale Freedom of the Universe

2014.10.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mariam Thalos, Without Hierarchy: The Scale Freedom of the Universe, Oxford University Press, 2013, 278pp., $69.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.10.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mariam Thalos, Without Hierarchy: The Scale Freedom of the Universe, Oxford University Press, 2013, 278pp., $69.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Revelations of Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson thinks humans are brilliant creatures. They are also generally incomprehensible to one another…
Marilynne Robinson thinks humans are brilliant creatures. They are also generally incomprehensible to one another… [More]

Wilde and Kardashian

Looking to blame someone for Kim Kardashian? Look no more. Oscar Wilde was first to become famous for being famous. He’s your man…
Looking to blame someone for Kim Kardashian? Look no more. Oscar Wilde was first to become famous for being famous. He’s your man… [More]

Will Self on literary culture

Paeans to the printed word – scent, feel, heft – change nothing. Face facts: The book is in retreat, and along with it literary culture as we know it…
Paeans to the printed word – scent, feel, heft – change nothing. Face facts: The book is in retreat, and along with it literary culture as we know it… [More]