“Fog” and a story of unexpected encounters

“Fog everywhere. Fog up the river,… Fog down the river….” This is Dickens (1852). But in 1889 Oscar Wilde insisted that the fogs had appeared in London only when the Impressionists discovered them,
“Fog everywhere. Fog up the river,… Fog down the river….” This is Dickens (1852). But in 1889 Oscar Wilde insisted that the fogs had appeared in London only when the Impressionists discovered them, [More]

<strong>Against retranslation.</strong> Too many recent academic efforts to update translations treat the texts like museum pieces. Where's the energy and spirit of earlier efforts?

Against retranslation. Too many recent academic efforts to update translations treat the texts like museum pieces. Where&#39;s the energy and spirit of earlier
Against retranslation. Too many recent academic efforts to update translations treat the texts like museum pieces. Where's the energy and spirit of earlier [More]

Scholars are searching for antecedents to today&rsquo;s New Atheists. Did a cultlike <strong>&ldquo;atheist underground&rdquo;</strong> really flourish in the ancient world? Doubtful

Scholars are searching for antecedents to today&amp;rsquo;s New Atheists. Did a cultlike &amp;ldquo;atheist underground&amp;rdquo; really flourish in the ancient world?
Scholars are searching for antecedents to today’s New Atheists. Did a cultlike “atheist underground” really flourish in the ancient world? [More]

The literary legacy of the <strong>Man in Black.</strong> Johnny Cash&rsquo;s verse speaks more to psalm-singing than to gunslinging, argues Paul Muldoon. We should take note

The literary legacy of the Man in Black. Johnny Cash&amp;rsquo;s verse speaks more to psalm-singing than to gunslinging, argues Paul Muldoon. We should take
The literary legacy of the Man in Black. Johnny Cash’s verse speaks more to psalm-singing than to gunslinging, argues Paul Muldoon. We should take [More]

Action Reconceptualized: Human Agency and Its Source

2016.11.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David K. Chan, Action Reconceptualized: Human Agency and Its Sources, Lexington Books, 2016, 213pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN
2016.11.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David K. Chan, Action Reconceptualized: Human Agency and Its Sources, Lexington Books, 2016, 213pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN [More]

Accepting Victory/Accepting Defeat

Embed from Getty Images I am writing this on November 7, 2016. This is the day before the United States’ presidential election. While other matters are on the ballot, the main contest is between
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Fabric fails to impress. We shrug at a state-of-the-art raincoat, dress shirt, or pair of tights. But no technology is as <strong>powerful as fabric</strong>. Virginia Postrel explains

Fabric fails to impress. We shrug at a state-of-the-art raincoat, dress shirt, or pair of tights. But no technology is as powerful as fabric. Virginia Postrel
Fabric fails to impress. We shrug at a state-of-the-art raincoat, dress shirt, or pair of tights. But no technology is as powerful as fabric. Virginia Postrel [More]

What was it like to work for <strong>Stanley Kubrick</strong>? Sample tasks: Take care of the cats and dogs, hang up on Fellini, deliver an enormous porcelain phallus

What was it like to work for Stanley Kubrick? Sample tasks: Take care of the cats and dogs, hang up on Fellini, deliver an enormous porcelain
What was it like to work for Stanley Kubrick? Sample tasks: Take care of the cats and dogs, hang up on Fellini, deliver an enormous porcelain [More]

In 1857, <strong>Frederick Law Olmsted</strong> began to redesign Central Park. He was supremely qualified &mdash; except for a lack of any artistic experience

In 1857, Frederick Law Olmsted began to redesign Central Park. He was supremely qualified &amp;mdash; except for a lack of any artistic
In 1857, Frederick Law Olmsted began to redesign Central Park. He was supremely qualified — except for a lack of any artistic [More]

Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches

2016.11.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Andreas Elpidorou, and Walter Hopp (eds.), Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology: Conceptual and Empirical
2016.11.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Andreas Elpidorou, and Walter Hopp (eds.), Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology: Conceptual and Empirical [More]