Zeno of Elea

[Revised entry by John Palmer on April 7, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Zeno of Elea, 5th c. B.C.E. thinker, is known exclusively for propounding a number of ingenious paradoxes. The
[Revised entry by John Palmer on April 7, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Zeno of Elea, 5th c. B.C.E. thinker, is known exclusively for propounding a number of ingenious paradoxes. The [More]

<strong>Praise pretension</strong>! It&rsquo;s a noble cultural yearning, an assertion of intellectual ambition, a refusal to be defined by a reductive understanding of oneself

Praise pretension! It&amp;rsquo;s a noble cultural yearning, an assertion of intellectual ambition, a refusal to be defined by a reductive understanding of
Praise pretension! It’s a noble cultural yearning, an assertion of intellectual ambition, a refusal to be defined by a reductive understanding of [More]

<strong>African fiction</strong> is rarely discussed, and almost never in literary terms. The novels are read as mere political documents, catalogs of social ills and cultural themes

African fiction is rarely discussed, and almost never in literary terms. The novels are read as mere political documents, catalogs of social ills and cultural
African fiction is rarely discussed, and almost never in literary terms. The novels are read as mere political documents, catalogs of social ills and cultural [More]

<strong>Pornography and its discontents</strong>. Consider life in a sexual utopia, a &ldquo;pornutopia&rdquo; in which anyone is up for anything. Result: Boredom

Pornography and its discontents. Consider life in a sexual utopia, a &amp;ldquo;pornutopia&amp;rdquo; in which anyone is up for anything. Result:
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<strong>Praise pretention</strong>! It&rsquo;s a noble cultural yearning, an assertion of intellectual ambition, a refusal to be defined by a reductive understanding of oneself

Praise pretention! It&amp;rsquo;s a noble cultural yearning, an assertion of intellectual ambition, a refusal to be defined by a reductive understanding of
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A Moral Defense of Recreational Drug Use

2016.04.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rob Lovering, A Moral Defense of Recreational Drug Use, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 218pp., $75.35 (hbk), ISBN 9781137548764.
2016.04.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rob Lovering, A Moral Defense of Recreational Drug Use, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 218pp., $75.35 (hbk), ISBN 9781137548764. [More]

Philosophy & My Old Husky II: Difference & Agreement

As mentioned in my previous essay, Isis (my Siberian husky) fell victim to the ravages of time. Once a fast sprinting and long running blur of fur, she now merely saunters along. Still, lesser
As mentioned in my previous essay, Isis (my Siberian husky) fell victim to the ravages of time. Once a fast sprinting and long running blur of fur, she now merely saunters along. Still, lesser [More]

<strong>Decisions, decisions, decisions</strong> &mdash; so many to make. We tend to forget that the truly important ones are out of our hands

Decisions, decisions, decisions &amp;mdash; so many to make. We tend to forget that the truly important ones are out of our
Decisions, decisions, decisions — so many to make. We tend to forget that the truly important ones are out of our [More]

<strong>Charlotte Bront&euml;&rsquo;s awkwardness</strong>. The unrequited love, the early-morning wedding, the incident with the hairpiece -- her social life was in her writing

Charlotte Bront&amp;euml;&amp;rsquo;s awkwardness. The unrequited love, the early-morning wedding, the incident with the hairpiece -- her social life was in her
Charlotte Brontë’s awkwardness. The unrequited love, the early-morning wedding, the incident with the hairpiece -- her social life was in her [More]

Alexius Meinong, The Shepherd of Non-Being

2016.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dale Jacquette, Alexius Meinong, The Shepherd of Non-Being, Springer, 2015, 434pp., $179.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319180748.
2016.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dale Jacquette, Alexius Meinong, The Shepherd of Non-Being, Springer, 2015, 434pp., $179.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319180748. [More]