Faking Galileo

Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius is among the most extraordinary books in the history of scientific publishing – and among the most intricately forged…
Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius is among the most extraordinary books in the history of scientific publishing – and among the most intricately forged… [More]

Confronting Injustice: Moral History and Political Theory

2014.07.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Lyons, Confronting Injustice: Moral History and Political Theory, Oxford University Press, 2013, 240pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN
2014.07.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Lyons, Confronting Injustice: Moral History and Political Theory, Oxford University Press, 2013, 240pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Eugenics

[New Entry by Sara Goering on July 2, 2014.] "Eugenics" is a term loaded with historical significance and a strong negative valence. Its literal meaning - good birth - suggests a suitable goal for
[New Entry by Sara Goering on July 2, 2014.] "Eugenics" is a term loaded with historical significance and a strong negative valence. Its literal meaning - good birth - suggests a suitable goal for [More]

Libertarianism

[Revised entry by Peter Vallentyne and Bas van der Vossen on July 1, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] In the most general sense, libertarianism is a political philosophy that
[Revised entry by Peter Vallentyne and Bas van der Vossen on July 1, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] In the most general sense, libertarianism is a political philosophy that [More]

Life at the Chelsea Hotel

Life at the Chelsea Hotel is suffused with a misty nostalgia: Eccentrics! Drugs! Cheap rent! Arthur Miller called it the “fog of exhausted inquiry”…
Life at the Chelsea Hotel is suffused with a misty nostalgia: Eccentrics! Drugs! Cheap rent! Arthur Miller called it the “fog of exhausted inquiry”… [More]

The Friendship of T.S. Eliot and Groucho Marx

Anti-Semitism, caustic sex jokes, class-based put-downs galore. The friendship of T.S. Eliot and Groucho Marx was anything but friendly…
Anti-Semitism, caustic sex jokes, class-based put-downs galore. The friendship of T.S. Eliot and Groucho Marx was anything but friendly… [More]

What is Liberalism?

Ethical creed, political philosophy, capitalist rationale, passing historical phase, timeless body of universal ideals: What is liberalism?…
Ethical creed, political philosophy, capitalist rationale, passing historical phase, timeless body of universal ideals: What is liberalism?… [More]

Religious Diversity (Pluralism)

[Revised entry by David Basinger on July 1, 2014. Changes to: Main text] With respect to many, if not most issues, there exist significant differences of opinion among individuals who seem to be
[Revised entry by David Basinger on July 1, 2014. Changes to: Main text] With respect to many, if not most issues, there exist significant differences of opinion among individuals who seem to be [More]

Derrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary Language

2014.07.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Raoul Moati, Derrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary Language, Timothy Attanucci and Maureen Chun (trs.), Columbia University
2014.07.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Raoul Moati, Derrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary Language, Timothy Attanucci and Maureen Chun (trs.), Columbia University [More]

Jane Addams

[Revised entry by Maurice Hamington on June 30, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Jane Addams (1860 - 1935) can be labeled the first woman "public philosopher" in United States history.
[Revised entry by Maurice Hamington on June 30, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Jane Addams (1860 - 1935) can be labeled the first woman "public philosopher" in United States history. [More]