Christmas on the radio

Back in 1944 the Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett, wrote in the Radio Times that “the wireless and the English tongue are means by which God’s message of love and peace can spread through the
Back in 1944 the Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett, wrote in the Radio Times that “the wireless and the English tongue are means by which God’s message of love and peace can spread through the [More]

What does myth have to do with the Christmas story?

There are two contrary ways of characterizing myth. By far the more common way is negative: a myth is a false or delusory belief or story. Here the aim is to expose the myth and be done with it. To
There are two contrary ways of characterizing myth. By far the more common way is negative: a myth is a false or delusory belief or story. Here the aim is to expose the myth and be done with it. To [More]

<strong>Modern sounds in classical musi</strong>c. Innovation used to take place within the confines of the traditional musical grammar. Now there's a radical break in symphonic sound

Modern sounds in classical music. Innovation used to take place within the confines of the traditional musical grammar. Now there&#39;s a radical break in symphonic
Modern sounds in classical music. Innovation used to take place within the confines of the traditional musical grammar. Now there's a radical break in symphonic [More]

<strong>Minae Mizumura</strong>, a Japanese novelist, reflects on the possibility of sustaining literatures other than English. To work in the hegemonic language isn't always an advantage

Minae Mizumura, a Japanese novelist, reflects on the possibility of sustaining literatures other than English. To work in the hegemonic language isn&#39;t always an
Minae Mizumura, a Japanese novelist, reflects on the possibility of sustaining literatures other than English. To work in the hegemonic language isn't always an [More]

"The&nbsp;most important thing for any intellectual to have is a sense of proportion, and liberal academics have lost it, &ldquo; says Mark Lilla. "<strong>Our campuses are not Aleppo</strong>&rdquo;

&quot;The&amp;nbsp;most important thing for any intellectual to have is a sense of proportion, and liberal academics have lost it, &amp;ldquo; says Mark Lilla. &quot;Our campuses are not
"The most important thing for any intellectual to have is a sense of proportion, and liberal academics have lost it, “ says Mark Lilla. "Our campuses are not [More]

Philosophy of Immunology

[New Entry by Alfred I. Tauber on December 22, 2016.] Immunology comprises a multifaceted research agenda that has developed around the clinical challenges of host defense, transplantation,
[New Entry by Alfred I. Tauber on December 22, 2016.] Immunology comprises a multifaceted research agenda that has developed around the clinical challenges of host defense, transplantation, [More]

Is Consequentialism More Demanding?

People sometimes complain that impartial consequentialism is &quot;too demanding&quot;, insofar as it requires us (comparatively) wealthy and fortunate people to do a lot to help the less fortunate. &amp;nbsp;And
People sometimes complain that impartial consequentialism is "too demanding", insofar as it requires us (comparatively) wealthy and fortunate people to do a lot to help the less fortunate.  And [More]

<strong>Patrick Modiano</strong>: novelist, Nobel laureate, compulsive fabricator. Consider the sinister prank calls, swindling of booksellers, and lies about his age. Are these aesthetic deceptions?

Patrick Modiano: novelist, Nobel laureate, compulsive fabricator. Consider the sinister prank calls, swindling of booksellers, and lies about his age. Are these aesthetic
Patrick Modiano: novelist, Nobel laureate, compulsive fabricator. Consider the sinister prank calls, swindling of booksellers, and lies about his age. Are these aesthetic [More]

The Normative Status of Logic

[New Entry by Florian Steinberger on December 22, 2016.] We consider it to be a bad thing to be inconsistent. Similarly, we criticize others for failing to appreciate (at least the more obvious)
[New Entry by Florian Steinberger on December 22, 2016.] We consider it to be a bad thing to be inconsistent. Similarly, we criticize others for failing to appreciate (at least the more obvious) [More]

How&nbsp;to think about rock. Before the biographies, blogs, and building of brands, it was the music that blew our minds. Behold the manic brilliance of <strong>David Bowie</strong>

How&amp;nbsp;to think about rock. Before the biographies, blogs, and building of brands, it was the music that blew our minds. Behold the manic brilliance of David
How to think about rock. Before the biographies, blogs, and building of brands, it was the music that blew our minds. Behold the manic brilliance of David [More]