Our fascination with <strong>Augustine</strong> has led some scholars to try to know the unknowable, to spin flimsy hypotheses. Consider the semen-bread episode

Our fascination with Augustine has led some scholars to try to know the unknowable, to spin flimsy hypotheses. Consider the semen-bread
Our fascination with Augustine has led some scholars to try to know the unknowable, to spin flimsy hypotheses. Consider the semen-bread [More]

Since <strong>Clive James</strong> learned he had terminal leukemia, he's released six books, all reckoning with death. His latest is the most important

Since Clive James learned he had terminal leukemia, he&#39;s released six books, all reckoning with death. His latest is the most
Since Clive James learned he had terminal leukemia, he's released six books, all reckoning with death. His latest is the most [More]

Every four seconds, <strong>Lee Child</strong> sells a book somewhere in the world. His daily regimen: 26 cigarettes, 19 cups of coffee, 2,000 words

Every four seconds, Lee Child sells a book somewhere in the world. His daily regimen: 26 cigarettes, 19 cups of coffee, 2,000
Every four seconds, Lee Child sells a book somewhere in the world. His daily regimen: 26 cigarettes, 19 cups of coffee, 2,000 [More]

Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: A Critical Guide

2016.01.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel Conway (ed.), Kierkegaard&#39;s Fear and Trembling: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 278pp., $99.00 (hbk),
2016.01.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel Conway (ed.), Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 278pp., $99.00 (hbk), [More]

Lying, belief, and paradox

The Liar paradox is often informally described in terms of someone uttering the sentence: I am lying right now. If we equate lying with merely uttering a falsehood, then this is (roughly speaking)
The Liar paradox is often informally described in terms of someone uttering the sentence: I am lying right now. If we equate lying with merely uttering a falsehood, then this is (roughly speaking) [More]

Religious belief, fundamentalism, and intolerance

Religious belief has been allied, for centuries, with fundamentalism and intolerance. It’s possible to have one without the other, but it requires a degree of self-criticism that is not easily
Religious belief has been allied, for centuries, with fundamentalism and intolerance. It’s possible to have one without the other, but it requires a degree of self-criticism that is not easily [More]

<strong>Musicians need philosophy</strong>. Indeed, it is the absence of philosophical reflection that has produced so many half-baked ideas in music

Musicians need philosophy. Indeed, it is the absence of philosophical reflection that has produced so many half-baked ideas in
Musicians need philosophy. Indeed, it is the absence of philosophical reflection that has produced so many half-baked ideas in [More]

<strong>Christopher Hitchens</strong> could be pompous, arrogant, and bellicose. He could also be hilarious: a cross between loquacious barfly and literary artist

Christopher Hitchens could be pompous, arrogant, and bellicose. He could also be hilarious: a cross between loquacious barfly and literary
Christopher Hitchens could be pompous, arrogant, and bellicose. He could also be hilarious: a cross between loquacious barfly and literary [More]

When Peter Lewis hired <strong>Frank Gehry</strong>, the estimate was $5 million. The cost would reach $82.5 million. But Lewis wasn't mad; a starchitect can do no wrong

When Peter Lewis hired Frank Gehry, the estimate was $5 million. The cost would reach $82.5 million. But Lewis wasn&#39;t mad; a starchitect can do no
When Peter Lewis hired Frank Gehry, the estimate was $5 million. The cost would reach $82.5 million. But Lewis wasn't mad; a starchitect can do no [More]

Incentives, Taxes, & Inequality

Embed from Getty Images One stock argument against increasing taxes on the rich in order to address income inequality is a disincentive argument. The gist of the argument is that if taxes are raised
Embed from Getty Images One stock argument against increasing taxes on the rich in order to address income inequality is a disincentive argument. The gist of the argument is that if taxes are raised [More]