Find the moral landscape of our times rather impoverished? You're not alone. Rod Dreher suggests taking a cue from a sixth-century monk and <strong>retreating from modernity</strong>

Find the moral landscape of our times rather impoverished? You&#39;re not alone. Rod Dreher suggests taking a cue from a sixth-century monk and retreating from
Find the moral landscape of our times rather impoverished? You're not alone. Rod Dreher suggests taking a cue from a sixth-century monk and retreating from [More]

John Langshaw Austin

[Revised entry by Guy Longworth on March 7, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] John Langshaw Austin (1911 - 1960) was White&#39;s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of
[Revised entry by Guy Longworth on March 7, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] John Langshaw Austin (1911 - 1960) was White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of [More]

<strong>Kafka</strong> spent most of his nights alone, embracing asceticism and avoiding social obligations. But it was love that shaped the end of his life

Kafka spent most of his nights alone, embracing asceticism and avoiding social obligations. But it was love that shaped the end of his
Kafka spent most of his nights alone, embracing asceticism and avoiding social obligations. But it was love that shaped the end of his [More]

Selective <strong>private colleges</strong> have become religious schools. Adherents believe they possess the moral truth. This is dogma, not scholarship

Selective private colleges have become religious schools. Adherents believe they possess the moral truth. This is dogma, not
Selective private colleges have become religious schools. Adherents believe they possess the moral truth. This is dogma, not [More]

Jean-Louis Lebris de <strong>K&eacute;rouac</strong> grew up speaking joual, a working-class dialect of Canadian French. Later, going by &ldquo;Jack,&rdquo; he would shape the nature of Americana

Jean-Louis Lebris de K&amp;eacute;rouac grew up speaking joual, a working-class dialect of Canadian French. Later, going by &amp;ldquo;Jack,&amp;rdquo; he would shape the nature of
Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac grew up speaking joual, a working-class dialect of Canadian French. Later, going by “Jack,” he would shape the nature of [More]

Fictional Characters, Real Problems: The Search for Ethical Content in Literature

2017.03.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Garry L. Hagberg (ed.), Fictional Characters, Real Problems: The Search for Ethical Content in Literature, Oxford University
2017.03.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Garry L. Hagberg (ed.), Fictional Characters, Real Problems: The Search for Ethical Content in Literature, Oxford University [More]

Voice-Directed Humans

Embed from Getty Images In utopian science fiction, robots free humans from the toil and labor of the body so that they can live lives of enlightenment and enjoyment. In dystopian science fiction,
Embed from Getty Images In utopian science fiction, robots free humans from the toil and labor of the body so that they can live lives of enlightenment and enjoyment. In dystopian science fiction, [More]

Modal Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

[Revised entry by Olimpia Lombardi and Dennis Dieks on March 6, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The original &quot;modal interpretation&quot; of non-relativistic quantum theory was born in the
[Revised entry by Olimpia Lombardi and Dennis Dieks on March 6, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The original "modal interpretation" of non-relativistic quantum theory was born in the [More]

<strong>In praise of &ldquo;useless&rdquo; knowledge</strong>. The best scientific minds &mdash; Einstein, Faraday, Planck &mdash; have been driven by curiosity and intellectual challenge, not practical applications&nbsp;

In praise of &amp;ldquo;useless&amp;rdquo; knowledge. The best scientific minds &amp;mdash; Einstein, Faraday, Planck &amp;mdash; have been driven by curiosity and intellectual challenge, not practical
In praise of “useless” knowledge. The best scientific minds — Einstein, Faraday, Planck — have been driven by curiosity and intellectual challenge, not practical [More]

Every <strong>perished democracy</strong>&nbsp;died in its own way. In 1930s Germany, what mattered most was that so many citizens were willing to allow Hitler to do what he did&nbsp;

Every perished democracy&amp;nbsp;died in its own way. In 1930s Germany, what mattered most was that so many citizens were willing to allow Hitler to do what he
Every perished democracy died in its own way. In 1930s Germany, what mattered most was that so many citizens were willing to allow Hitler to do what he [More]