Honor, History, and Relationship: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics II

2015.03.42 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Darwall, Honor, History, and Relationship: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics II, Oxford University Press, 2013, 285pp.,
2015.03.42 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Darwall, Honor, History, and Relationship: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics II, Oxford University Press, 2013, 285pp., [More]

Music and perception of time

Ever lost yourself sublimely in a work of music? Schubert understood this effect two centuries before science caught
Ever lost yourself sublimely in a work of music? Schubert understood this effect two centuries before science caught [More]

On Lionel Trilling

“I am ashamed of being in a university,” said Lionel Trilling. “I have one of the great reputations in the academic world. This thought makes me retch”…
“I am ashamed of being in a university,” said Lionel Trilling. “I have one of the great reputations in the academic world. This thought makes me retch”… [More]

On Loyalty and Loyalties: The Contours of a Problematic Virtue

2015.03.41 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Kleinig, On Loyalty and Loyalties: The Contours of a Problematic Virtue, Oxford University Press, 2014, 315pp., $35.00
2015.03.41 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Kleinig, On Loyalty and Loyalties: The Contours of a Problematic Virtue, Oxford University Press, 2014, 315pp., $35.00 [More]

Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, obsessed by young girls, photographed them dressed as princesses, or beggars, or naked. How to discern between playful and predatory?…
Lewis Carroll, obsessed by young girls, photographed them dressed as princesses, or beggars, or naked. How to discern between playful and predatory?… [More]

On Philip Glass

Since 1976, Philip Glass has composed 10 symphonies and six string quartets – all excruciatingly boring. But no one should doubt his historical significance…
Since 1976, Philip Glass has composed 10 symphonies and six string quartets – all excruciatingly boring. But no one should doubt his historical significance… [More]

Meaning of skyscrapers

The Quill, the Walkie-Talkie, the Cheesegrater, the Gherkin, the Shard: Skyscrapers attract strange nicknames to go with outlandish
The Quill, the Walkie-Talkie, the Cheesegrater, the Gherkin, the Shard: Skyscrapers attract strange nicknames to go with outlandish [More]

Intellectual origins of evolution

Alfred Russel Wallace and his notebook traveled some 14,000 miles, accumulating evidence of natural selection. Does Darwin get too much credit?…
Alfred Russel Wallace and his notebook traveled some 14,000 miles, accumulating evidence of natural selection. Does Darwin get too much credit?… [More]

The Confederacy, License Plates & Free Speech

Early in 2015 some folks in my adopted state of Florida wanted three Confederate veterans to become members of the Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Despite the efforts of the Florida Sons of Confederate
Early in 2015 some folks in my adopted state of Florida wanted three Confederate veterans to become members of the Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Despite the efforts of the Florida Sons of Confederate [More]

Experimental Philosophy, Volume 2

2015.03.40 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joshua Knobe and Shaun Nichols (eds.), Experimental Philosophy, Volume 2, Oxford University Press, 2014, 374pp., $27.95 (pbk),
2015.03.40 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joshua Knobe and Shaun Nichols (eds.), Experimental Philosophy, Volume 2, Oxford University Press, 2014, 374pp., $27.95 (pbk), [More]