Agency

[New Entry by Markus Schlosser on August 10, 2015.] In very general terms, an agent is a being with the capacity to act, and 'agency' denotes the exercise or manifestation of this capacity. The
[New Entry by Markus Schlosser on August 10, 2015.] In very general terms, an agent is a being with the capacity to act, and 'agency' denotes the exercise or manifestation of this capacity. The [More]

Understanding religious traditions

As another summer is overcast by reports of religious conflicts and atrocities around the world, I have been thinking about faith, and how the way we understand it affects our response to some of
As another summer is overcast by reports of religious conflicts and atrocities around the world, I have been thinking about faith, and how the way we understand it affects our response to some of [More]

Exploring the best of Portland, Oregon during LSA 2015 Conference

The Linguistics Society of America’s Annual Conference takes place from Thursday, January 8th – Sunday, January 11th at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. This meeting
The Linguistics Society of America’s Annual Conference takes place from Thursday, January 8th – Sunday, January 11th at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. This meeting [More]

Clues, code-breaking, and cruciverbalists: the language of crosswords

The recent release of The Imitation Game has revealed the important role crosswords played in the recruitment of code-breakers at Bletchley Park. The Daily Telegraph organised a contest in which
The recent release of The Imitation Game has revealed the important role crosswords played in the recruitment of code-breakers at Bletchley Park. The Daily Telegraph organised a contest in which [More]

Reading on-screen versus on paper

If over the holidays you received a book, was it digital or printed on paper? E-books (and devices on which to read them) are multiplying like rabbits, as are the numbers of eReading devotees. It’s
If over the holidays you received a book, was it digital or printed on paper? E-books (and devices on which to read them) are multiplying like rabbits, as are the numbers of eReading devotees. It’s [More]

Celebrating linguistic diversity on International Mother Language Day

It’s Thursday evening in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. I am late for an appointment to see my friend Shimanto (lit. boundary [Sanskrit]). On the street I shout ‘ei mama jaben?' (Hey uncle, will
It’s Thursday evening in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. I am late for an appointment to see my friend Shimanto (lit. boundary [Sanskrit]). On the street I shout ‘ei mama jaben?' (Hey uncle, will [More]

Monthly etymology gleanings for February 2015

One month is unlike another. Sometimes I receive many letters and many comments; then lean months may follow. February produced a good harvest (“February fill the dyke,” as they used to say), and I
One month is unlike another. Sometimes I receive many letters and many comments; then lean months may follow. February produced a good harvest (“February fill the dyke,” as they used to say), and I [More]

An interview with the Editor of The Monist

Oxford University Press has partnered with the Hegeler Institute to publish The Monist, one of the world's oldest and most important journals in philosophy. The Monist publishes quarterly thematic
Oxford University Press has partnered with the Hegeler Institute to publish The Monist, one of the world's oldest and most important journals in philosophy. The Monist publishes quarterly thematic [More]

Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech

2015.07.36 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sanford C. Goldberg, Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech, Oxford University Press, 2015, 304pp.,
2015.07.36 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sanford C. Goldberg, Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech, Oxford University Press, 2015, 304pp., [More]

Linguistic Content: New Essays on the History of Philosophy of Language

2015.07.37 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Margaret Cameron and Robert J. Stainton (eds.), Linguistic Content: New Essays on the History of Philosophy of Language, Oxford
2015.07.37 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Margaret Cameron and Robert J. Stainton (eds.), Linguistic Content: New Essays on the History of Philosophy of Language, Oxford [More]