Landmarks

Bumbelling. Dooking. Jabblin. Puddling. Skite. Squashle: Robert Macfarlane has retrieved a lost vocabulary to describe the natural world…
Bumbelling. Dooking. Jabblin. Puddling. Skite. Squashle: Robert Macfarlane has retrieved a lost vocabulary to describe the natural world… [More]

Mereology and Location

2015.03.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shieva Kleinschmidt (ed.), Mereology and Location, Oxford University Press, 2014, xxxiii + 254pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN
2015.03.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shieva Kleinschmidt (ed.), Mereology and Location, Oxford University Press, 2014, xxxiii + 254pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Why We Confess

The theological disclosures of Augustine and the earnestness of De Quincey have given way to a petty, low-stakes literature. Confession has been commodified…
The theological disclosures of Augustine and the earnestness of De Quincey have given way to a petty, low-stakes literature. Confession has been commodified… [More]

Question about Ethics, Law - Allen Stairs responds

Are libel laws immoral? Libel is so not easy to define yet depending on how it may be interpreted, all satire and caricature can be considered libel. Isn't the mark of a free society being able to
Are libel laws immoral? Libel is so not easy to define yet depending on how it may be interpreted, all satire and caricature can be considered libel. Isn't the mark of a free society being able to [More]

Augmented Soldier Ethics IV: Cybernetics

View image | gettyimages.com Human flesh is weak and metal is strong. So, it is no surprise that military science fiction has often featured soldiers enhanced by cybernetics ranging from the
View image | gettyimages.com Human flesh is weak and metal is strong. So, it is no surprise that military science fiction has often featured soldiers enhanced by cybernetics ranging from the [More]

Brains Blog Symposium on Aaron Norby’s “Uncertainty Without All the Doubt”

Here. Worth checking out! … Continue reading
Here. Worth checking out! … Continue reading [More]

Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Religion

2015.03.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael R. Slater, Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Religion, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 207pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN
2015.03.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael R. Slater, Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Religion, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 207pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Fake musical genius

Mamoru Samuragochi was hailed as a great classical talent of his generation. His story was amazing – a deaf composer genius. And it was false…
Mamoru Samuragochi was hailed as a great classical talent of his generation. His story was amazing – a deaf composer genius. And it was false… [More]

On Jane Austen

The Monty Pythonesque slapstick of … Jane Austen? Her juvenilia – not intended for the public–was full of crude practical jokes…
The Monty Pythonesque slapstick of … Jane Austen? Her juvenilia – not intended for the public–was full of crude practical jokes… [More]

Philology

Philology: How did this dry but wonderfully eccentric redoubt of intellectual curiosity acquire a reputation for being largely pointless?…
Philology: How did this dry but wonderfully eccentric redoubt of intellectual curiosity acquire a reputation for being largely pointless?… [More]