Gray on Dawkins

Transfixed by his own mind, Richard Dawkins misses much that is important about human beings. John Gray on a monument to unthinking certitude…
Transfixed by his own mind, Richard Dawkins misses much that is important about human beings. John Gray on a monument to unthinking certitude… [More]

Robert Pollack’s The Faith of Biology & The Biology of Faith

Some time ago now, I was sent a review copy of The Faith of Biology & The Biology of Faith: Order, Meaning, and Free Will in Modern Medical Science, by Robert Pollack (Columbia University
Some time ago now, I was sent a review copy of The Faith of Biology & The Biology of Faith: Order, Meaning, and Free Will in Modern Medical Science, by Robert Pollack (Columbia University [More]

Call for Applications: Advanced Seminar on Intellectual Humility

Intellectual Humility: Its Nature, Value, and Implications. May 8-11, 2015. A three-day seminar at the Fuller Guest Center (Pasadena, California) for 15 advanced graduate students or junior faculty
Intellectual Humility: Its Nature, Value, and Implications. May 8-11, 2015. A three-day seminar at the Fuller Guest Center (Pasadena, California) for 15 advanced graduate students or junior faculty [More]

Category Theory

[Revised entry by Jean-Pierre Marquis on October 3, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Category theory has come to occupy a central position in contemporary mathematics and theoretical
[Revised entry by Jean-Pierre Marquis on October 3, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Category theory has come to occupy a central position in contemporary mathematics and theoretical [More]

Question about Beauty, Ethics - Oliver Leaman responds

I just finished watching Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, and it was easily amongst the top five of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. I use the word "beautiful" because any other superlatives
I just finished watching Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, and it was easily amongst the top five of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. I use the word "beautiful" because any other superlatives [More]

Gaming Newcomb’s Paradox III: What You Actually Decide

Newcomb’s Paradox was created by William Newcomb of the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The dread philosopher Robert Nozick published a paper on it in 1969 and it was
Newcomb’s Paradox was created by William Newcomb of the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The dread philosopher Robert Nozick published a paper on it in 1969 and it was [More]

On Doris Lessing

Jenny Diski called Doris Lessing many things: “the woman I live with,” “benefactor,” “foster mother,” “friend,” “fairy godmother,” “Auntie Doris.” None of them seemed right…
Jenny Diski called Doris Lessing many things: “the woman I live with,” “benefactor,” “foster mother,” “friend,” “fairy godmother,” “Auntie Doris.” None of them seemed right… [More]

Clive James on his late flowering

“At the moment,” says Clive James, “I am in the slightly embarrassing position where I write poems saying I am about to die and I don’t”…
“At the moment,” says Clive James, “I am in the slightly embarrassing position where I write poems saying I am about to die and I don’t”… [More]

Doubling Down on Democracy

“The prospects for democracy globally remain good,” says Francis Fukuyama. The prospects for democracy in America, however, are grim…
“The prospects for democracy globally remain good,” says Francis Fukuyama. The prospects for democracy in America, however, are grim… [More]

Eudaimonic Ethics: The Philosophy and Psychology of Living Well

2014.10.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lorraine Besser-Jones, Eudaimonic Ethics: The Philosophy and Psychology of Living Well, Routledge, 2014, 183pp., $140.00 (hbk),
2014.10.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lorraine Besser-Jones, Eudaimonic Ethics: The Philosophy and Psychology of Living Well, Routledge, 2014, 183pp., $140.00 (hbk), [More]