Friedrich Albert Lange

[Revised entry by Nadeem J. Z. Hussain and Lydia Patton on November 14, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Friedrich Albert Lange (b. 1828, d. 1875) was a German philosopher, pedagogist,
[Revised entry by Nadeem J. Z. Hussain and Lydia Patton on November 14, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Friedrich Albert Lange (b. 1828, d. 1875) was a German philosopher, pedagogist, [More]

Trump, Terror and Hope

After Trump’s victory, my friends who backed him rejoiced in their triumph over the liberal elite and look forward in the hope that Trump will do everything he said he would do. Many of my other
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<strong>Book reviewing</strong> used to be blood sport. But now new titles aren't so much criticized as endorsed, as if every book deserves at least a modest thumbs-up

Book reviewing used to be blood sport. But now new titles aren&#39;t so much criticized as endorsed, as if every book deserves at least a modest
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What should a left-leaning intellectual do when fascism is on the rise? <strong>Frankfurt School</strong> theorists of the 1930s lost faith in the power of their ideas

What should a left-leaning intellectual do when fascism is on the rise? Frankfurt School theorists of the 1930s lost faith in the power of their
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Enough with angst over the future of poetry. It isn't popular, but it isn't endangered. Poetry won't perish. <strong>Being a poet</strong>, though, is a more complicated matter&nbsp;

Enough with angst over the future of poetry. It isn&#39;t popular, but it isn&#39;t endangered. Poetry won&#39;t perish. Being a poet, though, is a more complicated
Enough with angst over the future of poetry. It isn't popular, but it isn't endangered. Poetry won't perish. Being a poet, though, is a more complicated [More]

The Limits of Moral Authority

2016.11.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dale Dorsey, The Limits of Moral Authority, Oxford University Press, 2016, 233pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198728900.
2016.11.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dale Dorsey, The Limits of Moral Authority, Oxford University Press, 2016, 233pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198728900. [More]

How to write a good sentence

Some years ago, I sent off a manuscript to an editor. After the usual period of review, the editor sent back a note saying that he liked the work, but suggested that I should make it “less
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Lying, tells, and paradox

The idea that many, if not most, people exhibit physical signs – tells – when they lie is an old idea – one that has been extensively studied by psychologists, and is of obvious practical interest
The idea that many, if not most, people exhibit physical signs – tells – when they lie is an old idea – one that has been extensively studied by psychologists, and is of obvious practical interest [More]

On Hokusai’s woodblock prints

Sometimes when looking at some piece of reality, puzzling choices have to be made when describing it as ‘one’, as ‘many’ or perhaps as neither ‘one’ nor ‘many’. Three woodblock prints of the artist
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The world&rsquo;s visual stimuli overload our senses, and so our beliefs help shape our perceptions. We see what we want to see. <strong>Tom Vanderbilt</strong> explains

The world&amp;rsquo;s visual stimuli overload our senses, and so our beliefs help shape our perceptions. We see what we want to see. Tom Vanderbilt
The world’s visual stimuli overload our senses, and so our beliefs help shape our perceptions. We see what we want to see. Tom Vanderbilt [More]