The unadulterated truth about the history of the word “clean”

Perhaps the story would not have been worth telling if German and Dutch klein, the closest cognates of Engl. clean, did not mean “small.” Long ago, on 4 July 2007, I devoted half of my post to the
Perhaps the story would not have been worth telling if German and Dutch klein, the closest cognates of Engl. clean, did not mean “small.” Long ago, on 4 July 2007, I devoted half of my post to the [More]

Empirical Approaches to Moral Character

[New Entry by Christian B. Miller on August 3, 2016.] The turn of the century saw a significant increase in the amount of attention being paid by philosophers to empirical issues about moral
[New Entry by Christian B. Miller on August 3, 2016.] The turn of the century saw a significant increase in the amount of attention being paid by philosophers to empirical issues about moral [More]

By the age of 50, <strong>Basil Bunting</strong> had been a balloon operator, military interpreter, and spy. He'd survived assassination attempts and jail. Then he became a poet

By the age of 50, Basil Bunting had been a balloon operator, military interpreter, and spy. He&#39;d survived assassination attempts and jail. Then he became a
By the age of 50, Basil Bunting had been a balloon operator, military interpreter, and spy. He'd survived assassination attempts and jail. Then he became a [More]

It took 51 years for <em>Don Quixote</em> to be widely translated. Today it would take mere months. Still, there are consequences for writing that&rsquo;s &ldquo;<strong>born translated</strong>&rdquo;

It took 51 years for Don Quixote to be widely translated. Today it would take mere months. Still, there are consequences for writing that&amp;rsquo;s &amp;ldquo;born
It took 51 years for Don Quixote to be widely translated. Today it would take mere months. Still, there are consequences for writing that’s “born [More]

<strong>Two men and the city</strong>. James Joyce and Italo Svevo met in Trieste in 1907. One was an artistic prodigy and a drunk, the other was an abstemious businessman. Both were geniuses

Two men and the city. James Joyce and Italo Svevo met in Trieste in 1907. One was an artistic prodigy and a drunk, the other was an abstemious businessman. Both were
Two men and the city. James Joyce and Italo Svevo met in Trieste in 1907. One was an artistic prodigy and a drunk, the other was an abstemious businessman. Both were [More]

Consciousness in Locke

2016.08.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shelley Weinberg, Consciousness in Locke, Oxford University Press, 2016, 240pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198749011. Reviewed
2016.08.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shelley Weinberg, Consciousness in Locke, Oxford University Press, 2016, 240pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198749011. Reviewed [More]

George Herbert Mead

[Revised entry by Mitchell Aboulafia on August 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] George Herbert Mead (1863 - 1931), American philosopher and social theorist, is often
[Revised entry by Mitchell Aboulafia on August 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] George Herbert Mead (1863 - 1931), American philosopher and social theorist, is often [More]

Parenthood and Procreation

[Revised entry by Elizabeth Brake and Joseph Millum on August 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The ethics of parenthood and procreation apply not only to daily acts of decision-making
[Revised entry by Elizabeth Brake and Joseph Millum on August 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The ethics of parenthood and procreation apply not only to daily acts of decision-making [More]

Parmenides

[Revised entry by John Palmer on August 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Parmenides of Elea, active in the earlier part of the 5th c. BCE, authored a difficult metaphysical poem that
[Revised entry by John Palmer on August 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Parmenides of Elea, active in the earlier part of the 5th c. BCE, authored a difficult metaphysical poem that [More]

Laws of Nature

[Revised entry by John W. Carroll on August 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Science includes many principles at least once thought to be laws of nature: Newton&#39;s law of gravitation,
[Revised entry by John W. Carroll on August 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Science includes many principles at least once thought to be laws of nature: Newton's law of gravitation, [More]