The Norm of Belief

2014.03.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Gibbons, The Norm of Belief, Oxford University Press, 2013, 302pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199673391. Reviewed
2014.03.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Gibbons, The Norm of Belief, Oxford University Press, 2013, 302pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199673391. Reviewed [More]

What was so new about Futurism?

Futurism presented itself as a break from the past, an aesthetic unlike anything ever seen. But newness is a trap. That is the essential discovery of futurism…
Futurism presented itself as a break from the past, an aesthetic unlike anything ever seen. But newness is a trap. That is the essential discovery of futurism… [More]

James Whistler’s bio

James Whistler relished attention and dressed accordingly: monocle, fawn-colored frock coat, patent-leather shoes with pink bows, elaborate coiffure…
James Whistler relished attention and dressed accordingly: monocle, fawn-colored frock coat, patent-leather shoes with pink bows, elaborate coiffure… [More]

The war against jargon

The war against jargon is vital but, it seems, futile. A mania for obfuscation persists. We seek to impress rather than inform…
The war against jargon is vital but, it seems, futile. A mania for obfuscation persists. We seek to impress rather than inform… [More]

What is Enlightenment?

2014.03.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samuel Fleischacker, What is Enlightenment?, Routledge, 2013, 235pp., $31.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415497817. Reviewed by James
2014.03.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samuel Fleischacker, What is Enlightenment?, Routledge, 2013, 235pp., $31.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415497817. Reviewed by James [More]

Moral Responsibility

[Revised entry by Andrew Eshleman on March 26, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] When a person performs or fails to perform a morally significant action, we sometimes think
[Revised entry by Andrew Eshleman on March 26, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] When a person performs or fails to perform a morally significant action, we sometimes think [More]

Practical Reason

[Revised entry by R. Jay Wallace on March 26, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Practical reason is the general human capacity for resolving, through reflection, the question of what one
[Revised entry by R. Jay Wallace on March 26, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Practical reason is the general human capacity for resolving, through reflection, the question of what one [More]

Śāntarakṣita

[Revised entry by James Blumenthal on March 26, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Śāntarakṣita (725 - 788)[1] was one of the most important and pivotal thinkers in the history of Indian and Tibetan
[Revised entry by James Blumenthal on March 26, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Śāntarakṣita (725 - 788)[1] was one of the most important and pivotal thinkers in the history of Indian and Tibetan [More]

Thirty-first International Social Philosophy Conference

Conference Name: Thirty-first International Social Philosophy Conference Conference Date: July 17-19, 2014Submission Deadline: March 29, 2014Flyer: Thirty-first
Conference Name: Thirty-first International Social Philosophy Conference Conference Date: July 17-19, 2014Submission Deadline: March 29, 2014Flyer: Thirty-first [More]

Concentration of Wealth

In early 2014 Oxfam International released some interesting statistics regarding the distribution of the world’s wealth. Here are some of the highlights:            1% of the population owns
In early 2014 Oxfam International released some interesting statistics regarding the distribution of the world’s wealth. Here are some of the highlights:            1% of the population owns [More]