Emerson and Islam

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), a quintessentially American writer and thinker, is also one of the most international. Greek, Roman, Chinese, Indian, Persian, French, British, and German philosophers
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), a quintessentially American writer and thinker, is also one of the most international. Greek, Roman, Chinese, Indian, Persian, French, British, and German philosophers [More]

Why a technologically enhanced future will not be as good as we think

Today there are high hopes for technological progress. Techno-optimists expect massive benefits for humankind from the invention of new technologies. Peter Diamandis is the founder of the X-prize
Today there are high hopes for technological progress. Techno-optimists expect massive benefits for humankind from the invention of new technologies. Peter Diamandis is the founder of the X-prize [More]

Beauty and the brain

Can you imagine a concert hall full of chimpanzees sitting, concentrated, and feeling 'transported' by the beauty of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony? Even harder would be to imagine a chimpanzee feeling
Can you imagine a concert hall full of chimpanzees sitting, concentrated, and feeling 'transported' by the beauty of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony? Even harder would be to imagine a chimpanzee feeling [More]

Nietzsche Versus Paul

2015.07.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Abed Azzam, Nietzsche Versus Paul, Columbia University Press, 2015, 209pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231169318. Reviewed by
2015.07.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Abed Azzam, Nietzsche Versus Paul, Columbia University Press, 2015, 209pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231169318. Reviewed by [More]

Wittgenstein and Perception

2015.08.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Campbell and Michael O'Sullivan (eds.), Wittgenstein and Perception, Routledge, 2015, 183pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN
2015.08.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Campbell and Michael O'Sullivan (eds.), Wittgenstein and Perception, Routledge, 2015, 183pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

How to write a great graduation speech

It’s graduation time at many of the nation’s schools and colleges. The commencement ceremony is a great exhalation for all involved and an annual rite of passage celebrating academic achievements.
It’s graduation time at many of the nation’s schools and colleges. The commencement ceremony is a great exhalation for all involved and an annual rite of passage celebrating academic achievements. [More]

On ‘cookbook medicine,’ cookbooks, and gender

It is not a compliment to say that a physician is practicing “cookbook medicine.” Rather, it suggests that the physician is employing a "one size fits all" approach, applying unreflective,
It is not a compliment to say that a physician is practicing “cookbook medicine.” Rather, it suggests that the physician is employing a "one size fits all" approach, applying unreflective, [More]

Nelson Goodman (1906-1998)

Alistair MacFarlane contemplates a philosopher who spoke the languages of
Alistair MacFarlane contemplates a philosopher who spoke the languages of [More]

In ancient Greece, <strong>remembered tales were transformed</strong> into works of literature. But the practice of writing itself got off to a leisurely start

In ancient Greece, remembered tales were transformed into works of literature. But the practice of writing itself got off to a leisurely
In ancient Greece, remembered tales were transformed into works of literature. But the practice of writing itself got off to a leisurely [More]