Scientific Objectivity

[New Entry by Jan Sprenger and Julian Reiss on August 25, 2014.] Scientific objectivity is a characteristic of scientific claims, methods and results. It expresses the idea that the claims, methods
[New Entry by Jan Sprenger and Julian Reiss on August 25, 2014.] Scientific objectivity is a characteristic of scientific claims, methods and results. It expresses the idea that the claims, methods [More]

Higher-Order Problems of Evil

Trent’s interesting post about evil and hiddenness has reminded me of the following draft that I wrote some time ago: — The problem of evil challenges theism by raising the following
Trent’s interesting post about evil and hiddenness has reminded me of the following draft that I wrote some time ago: — The problem of evil challenges theism by raising the following [More]

Madhyamaka

[Revised entry by Richard Hayes on August 25, 2014. Changes to: Main text] The Madhyamaka school of Buddhism, the followers of which are called Mādhyamikas, was one of the two principal schools of
[Revised entry by Richard Hayes on August 25, 2014. Changes to: Main text] The Madhyamaka school of Buddhism, the followers of which are called Mādhyamikas, was one of the two principal schools of [More]

Henry of Ghent

[Revised entry by Pasquale Porro on August 25, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Henry of Ghent (b. 1217?, d. 1293) is perhaps the most prominent figure at the Faculty of Theology in
[Revised entry by Pasquale Porro on August 25, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Henry of Ghent (b. 1217?, d. 1293) is perhaps the most prominent figure at the Faculty of Theology in [More]

Tommaso Campanella

[Revised entry by Germana Ernst on August 25, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Tommaso Campanella (Stilo, 1568 - Paris, 1639) was one of the most important philosophers of the late Renaissance. His
[Revised entry by Germana Ernst on August 25, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Tommaso Campanella (Stilo, 1568 - Paris, 1639) was one of the most important philosophers of the late Renaissance. His [More]

Police, Protests & Rights

The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson sparked a series of protests in the town. Not surprisingly, these protests led to additional incidents involving conflicts between the citizens and
The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson sparked a series of protests in the town. Not surprisingly, these protests led to additional incidents involving conflicts between the citizens and [More]

Paul and the Philosophers

2014.08.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ward Blanton and Hent de Vries (eds.), Paul and the Philosophers, Fordham University Press, 2013, 628pp., $40.00 (pbk), ISBN
2014.08.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ward Blanton and Hent de Vries (eds.), Paul and the Philosophers, Fordham University Press, 2013, 628pp., $40.00 (pbk), ISBN [More]

How Aristotle Invented Science

Long before Cuvier, Darwin, and Mendel, Aristotle was deciphering the mysteries of the cuttlefish’s abdominal tract, the ambiguities of hyena genitals…
Long before Cuvier, Darwin, and Mendel, Aristotle was deciphering the mysteries of the cuttlefish’s abdominal tract, the ambiguities of hyena genitals… [More]

Martin Amis, Hitler and evil

The more we know about Hitler, the harder he is to explain. One response to evil is to not ask why, to reject any search for answers. Martin Amis takes a third approach…
The more we know about Hitler, the harder he is to explain. One response to evil is to not ask why, to reject any search for answers. Martin Amis takes a third approach… [More]

Slavery and inequality

Why are inequality and social immobility more enduring and extreme in the former Confederacy? Blame the lingering effects of slavery…
Why are inequality and social immobility more enduring and extreme in the former Confederacy? Blame the lingering effects of slavery… [More]