How well do you know Swami Vivekānanda [quiz]

This June, the OUP Philosophy team honors Swami Vivekānanda (born Narendranath Datta, 1863–1902) as their Philosopher of the Month. Born in Calcutta under colonial rule, Vivekānanda became a Hindu
This June, the OUP Philosophy team honors Swami Vivekānanda (born Narendranath Datta, 1863–1902) as their Philosopher of the Month. Born in Calcutta under colonial rule, Vivekānanda became a Hindu [More]

The <strong>search for ecstasy</strong>. In 1960 an estimated 20 percent of Americans said they'd had a mystical experience. Now it's 50 percent

The search for ecstasy. In 1960 an estimated 20 percent of Americans said they&#39;d had a mystical experience. Now it&#39;s 50
The search for ecstasy. In 1960 an estimated 20 percent of Americans said they'd had a mystical experience. Now it's 50 [More]

<strong>The essay</strong>, that most elegant and slippery of forms, resists being pinned down. Its strength derives from a &ldquo;combination of exactitude and evasion&rdquo;

The essay, that most elegant and slippery of forms, resists being pinned down. Its strength derives from a &amp;ldquo;combination of exactitude and
The essay, that most elegant and slippery of forms, resists being pinned down. Its strength derives from a “combination of exactitude and [More]

Is a tome three feet wide by two feet high <strong>a book</strong>? What about one with an embedded digital clock? Or a suitcase filled with lithographs?

Is a tome three feet wide by two feet high a book? What about one with an embedded digital clock? Or a suitcase filled with
Is a tome three feet wide by two feet high a book? What about one with an embedded digital clock? Or a suitcase filled with [More]

A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos

2017.06.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Geraint F. Lewis and Luke A. Barnes, A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos, Cambridge University Press, 2016,
2017.06.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Geraint F. Lewis and Luke A. Barnes, A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos, Cambridge University Press, 2016, [More]

Justice

[New Entry by David Miller on June 26, 2017.] The idea of justice occupies centre stage both in ethics, and in legal and political philosophy. We apply it to individual actions, to laws, and to
[New Entry by David Miller on June 26, 2017.] The idea of justice occupies centre stage both in ethics, and in legal and political philosophy. We apply it to individual actions, to laws, and to [More]

If economists aren't questioning the <strong>effectiveness of economic theory</strong>, they should be. Simply put: Their claim to scientific expertise is no longer tenable

If economists aren&#39;t questioning the effectiveness of economic theory, they should be. Simply put: Their claim to scientific expertise is no longer
If economists aren't questioning the effectiveness of economic theory, they should be. Simply put: Their claim to scientific expertise is no longer [More]

Foucault's Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason

2017.06.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Penelope Deutscher, Foucault&#39;s Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason, Columbia University Press, 2017, 261pp., $30.00 (pbk),
2017.06.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Penelope Deutscher, Foucault's Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason, Columbia University Press, 2017, 261pp., $30.00 (pbk), [More]

The brief rise of "<strong>prince poo</strong>." How the Enlightenment's sensory awakening reached its apex (or nadir) during a French craze for garments the color of baby poop

The brief rise of &quot;prince poo.&quot; How the Enlightenment&#39;s sensory awakening reached its apex (or nadir) during a French craze for garments the color of baby
The brief rise of "prince poo." How the Enlightenment's sensory awakening reached its apex (or nadir) during a French craze for garments the color of baby [More]

<strong>Bernard-Henri L&eacute;vy</strong> can barely read Hebrew and hasn't devoted much time or energy to studying Judaism. That hasn't stopped him from writing a book of pronouncements on the topic

Bernard-Henri L&amp;eacute;vy can barely read Hebrew and hasn&#39;t devoted much time or energy to studying Judaism. That hasn&#39;t stopped him from writing a book of pronouncements on the
Bernard-Henri Lévy can barely read Hebrew and hasn't devoted much time or energy to studying Judaism. That hasn't stopped him from writing a book of pronouncements on the [More]