Complexity and the Arrow of Time

2014.11.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Charles H. Lineweaver, Paul C. W. Davies, and Michael Ruse (eds.), Complexity and the Arrow of Time, Cambridge University Press,
2014.11.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Charles H. Lineweaver, Paul C. W. Davies, and Michael Ruse (eds.), Complexity and the Arrow of Time, Cambridge University Press, [More]

Wittgenstein, a Memoir

Combine a disgruntled, gambling-happy professor, a student who doesn’t like to read, and Wittgenstein. The result: a revelation…
Combine a disgruntled, gambling-happy professor, a student who doesn’t like to read, and Wittgenstein. The result: a revelation… [More]

Striving for a Climate Change

Dan Kahan, one of America’s most prominent obscure academics, wants to erase the gap between what scientists know and what the public believes…
Dan Kahan, one of America’s most prominent obscure academics, wants to erase the gap between what scientists know and what the public believes… [More]

Was Leo Strauss right?

Leo Strauss believed in a theory of deliberate obscurity. If he was right, much of modern scholarship will have to be revised…
Leo Strauss believed in a theory of deliberate obscurity. If he was right, much of modern scholarship will have to be revised… [More]

Giles of Rome

[Revised entry by Roberto Lambertini on November 3, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Giles of Rome (who died in 1316 as archbishop of Bourges) was one of the most productive and
[Revised entry by Roberto Lambertini on November 3, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Giles of Rome (who died in 1316 as archbishop of Bourges) was one of the most productive and [More]

Ontological Commitment

[New Entry by Phillip Bricker on November 3, 2014.] Ontology, as etymology suggests, is the study of being, of what there is. The ontologist asks: What entities or kinds of entity exist? Are there
[New Entry by Phillip Bricker on November 3, 2014.] Ontology, as etymology suggests, is the study of being, of what there is. The ontologist asks: What entities or kinds of entity exist? Are there [More]

Confusion of Tongues: A Theory of Normative Language

2014.11.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Finlay, Confusion of Tongues: A Theory of Normative Language, Oxford University Press, 2014, 278pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.11.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Finlay, Confusion of Tongues: A Theory of Normative Language, Oxford University Press, 2014, 278pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Post-Structuralists

2014.11.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Simon Lumsden, Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Post-Structuralists, Columbia
2014.11.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Simon Lumsden, Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Post-Structuralists, Columbia [More]

Bertolt Brecht’s Marie-Antoinettism

Bertolt Brecht’s bad breath. Poor dress, poor hygiene, poor manners: It was his way of showing solidarity with the proletariat…
Bertolt Brecht’s bad breath. Poor dress, poor hygiene, poor manners: It was his way of showing solidarity with the proletariat… [More]

Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

Human character changed on or around June 1995. Who can help us make sense of the barrage of texts, tweets, newsfeeds, and emails? Rebecca Solnit…
Human character changed on or around June 1995. Who can help us make sense of the barrage of texts, tweets, newsfeeds, and emails? Rebecca Solnit… [More]