May the Fourth be with you!

May the Fourth be with you! Playing off a pun on one of the movie’s most famous quotes, May the 4th is the unofficial holiday in which Star Wars fans across the globe celebrate the beloved
May the Fourth be with you! Playing off a pun on one of the movie’s most famous quotes, May the 4th is the unofficial holiday in which Star Wars fans across the globe celebrate the beloved [More]

The evolution of the word ‘evolution’

It is curious that, although the modern theory of evolution has its source in Charles Darwin’s great book On the Origin of Species (1859), the word evolution does not appear in the original text at
It is curious that, although the modern theory of evolution has its source in Charles Darwin’s great book On the Origin of Species (1859), the word evolution does not appear in the original text at [More]

A Yabloesque variant of the Bernardete Paradox

Here I want to present a novel version of a paradox first formulated by José Bernardete in the 1960s – one that makes its connections to the Yablo paradox explicit by building in the latter puzzle
Here I want to present a novel version of a paradox first formulated by José Bernardete in the 1960s – one that makes its connections to the Yablo paradox explicit by building in the latter puzzle [More]

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]