If you could get one question answered, what would you ask?

What question would a group of philosophers ask an angel if they could ask only one question?
What question would a group of philosophers ask an angel if they could ask only one question? [More]

Defining Rape I: Definitions

One of the basic lessons of philosophy dating back to at least Socrates is that terms need to be properly defined. Oversimplifying things a bit, a good definition needs to avoid being too narrow and
One of the basic lessons of philosophy dating back to at least Socrates is that terms need to be properly defined. Oversimplifying things a bit, a good definition needs to avoid being too narrow and [More]

Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique

2014.06.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Mumford, Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique, Oxford University Press, 2013, 212pp., $110.00
2014.06.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Mumford, Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique, Oxford University Press, 2013, 212pp., $110.00 [More]

Ebook v. paper

It’s the new two-cultures divide: paper vs. ebook. Whether you’re a skimmer, skipper, or completist, the schism is about what it means to read…
It’s the new two-cultures divide: paper vs. ebook. Whether you’re a skimmer, skipper, or completist, the schism is about what it means to read… [More]

Citizen Bezos

Jeff Bezos: prescient, ruthlessly competitive, hard to peg, has more influence than anyone else over the future of reading. What does he want?….
Jeff Bezos: prescient, ruthlessly competitive, hard to peg, has more influence than anyone else over the future of reading. What does he want?…. [More]

The Long Goodbye

Sentimental Education or sentimental evasion? Flaubert’s novel is a “negative bildungsroman,” a tale of unlearning. Michael Wood explains…
Sentimental Education or sentimental evasion? Flaubert’s novel is a “negative bildungsroman,” a tale of unlearning. Michael Wood explains… [More]

Philosophical Biology in Aristotle's Parts of Animals

2014.06.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jason A. Tipton, Philosophical Biology in Aristotle's Parts of Animals, Springer, 2014, 207pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.06.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jason A. Tipton, Philosophical Biology in Aristotle's Parts of Animals, Springer, 2014, 207pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Moral Dilemmas

[Revised entry by Terrance McConnell on June 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Moral dilemmas, at the very least, involve conflicts between moral requirements. Consider the cases
[Revised entry by Terrance McConnell on June 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Moral dilemmas, at the very least, involve conflicts between moral requirements. Consider the cases [More]

Adjunct Lecturer, Arts & Humanities

Job List:  Americas Name of institution:  Babson College
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Implicature

[Revised entry by Wayne Davis on June 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] "Implicature" denotes either (i) the act of meaning or implying one thing by saying something else,
[Revised entry by Wayne Davis on June 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] "Implicature" denotes either (i) the act of meaning or implying one thing by saying something else, [More]