Vladimir to Véra

Not salacious, as we’d think, they describe the mundane: trees, trousers, puddles. The surprisingly pretty love letters of Vladimir Nabokov…
Not salacious, as we’d think, they describe the mundane: trees, trousers, puddles. The surprisingly pretty love letters of Vladimir Nabokov… [More]

Message to the 21st Century

The 20th century comprised 100 years of horrors. The fault was not fear, greed, jealousy, or love of power. Ideas were to blame. Isaiah Berlin explains…
The 20th century comprised 100 years of horrors. The fault was not fear, greed, jealousy, or love of power. Ideas were to blame. Isaiah Berlin explains… [More]

Factions & Fallacies

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/151367815 In general, human beings readily commit to factions and then engage in very predictable behavior: they regard their own factions as right, good and
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/151367815 In general, human beings readily commit to factions and then engage in very predictable behavior: they regard their own factions as right, good and [More]

Barmy inventions

The Victorian age abounded in amateur tinkerers. Let us praise the inventions – collapsible hats, revolving heels – that didn’t change the world…
The Victorian age abounded in amateur tinkerers. Let us praise the inventions – collapsible hats, revolving heels – that didn’t change the world… [More]

Borges, literature, love

The maker of many mistakes in life, Borges didn’t give reality much credence. When things went wrong, “this is just an illusion”…
The maker of many mistakes in life, Borges didn’t give reality much credence. When things went wrong, “this is just an illusion”… [More]

Emotional Insight: The Epistemic Role of Emotional Experience

2014.10.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael S. Brady, Emotional Insight: The Epistemic Role of Emotional Experience, Oxford University Press, 2013, 204pp., $45.00
2014.10.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael S. Brady, Emotional Insight: The Epistemic Role of Emotional Experience, Oxford University Press, 2013, 204pp., $45.00 [More]

Stradivarius Affair

The crime: Stealing a 299-year-old Stradivarius. The suspect: A hard-luck building manager who fancied himself a high-end art thief…
The crime: Stealing a 299-year-old Stradivarius. The suspect: A hard-luck building manager who fancied himself a high-end art thief… [More]

42 Fallacies for Free in Portuguese

Thanks to Laércio Lameira my 42 Fallacies is available in Portuguese as a free PDF. 42 Falacias My Amazon Author Page My Paizo Page My DriveThru RPG
Thanks to Laércio Lameira my 42 Fallacies is available in Portuguese as a free PDF. 42 Falacias My Amazon Author Page My Paizo Page My DriveThru RPG [More]

Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing

2014.10.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Arthur M. Meltzer, Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing, University of Chicago Press, 2014, 453pp.,
2014.10.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Arthur M. Meltzer, Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing, University of Chicago Press, 2014, 453pp., [More]

Sontag’s Born-Digital Archive

On Susan Sontag’s hard drive: lists of the best dry white wines, an article on the “low carb craze,” music by Edith Piaf, and a folder labeled “Word Hoard”…
On Susan Sontag’s hard drive: lists of the best dry white wines, an article on the “low carb craze,” music by Edith Piaf, and a folder labeled “Word Hoard”… [More]