Naturalism in Epistemology

[Revised entry by Patrick Rysiew on January 8, 2016. Changes to: 0] [Editor's Note: The following new entry by Patrick Rysiew replaces the former entry on this topic by the previous author.]
[Revised entry by Patrick Rysiew on January 8, 2016. Changes to: 0] [Editor's Note: The following new entry by Patrick Rysiew replaces the former entry on this topic by the previous author.] [More]

The traumatising language of risk in mental health nursing

Despite progress in the care and treatment of mental health problems, violence directed at self or others remains high in many parts of the world. Subsequently, there is increasing attention to risk
Despite progress in the care and treatment of mental health problems, violence directed at self or others remains high in many parts of the world. Subsequently, there is increasing attention to risk [More]

The <strong>moral danger of reading a no</strong>vel. We give authors enormous &mdash; potentially diabolical &mdash; power to shape our ideas, our politics, our selves

The moral danger of reading a novel. We give authors enormous &amp;mdash; potentially diabolical &amp;mdash; power to shape our ideas, our politics, our
The moral danger of reading a novel. We give authors enormous — potentially diabolical — power to shape our ideas, our politics, our [More]

<strong>Michael Dirda</strong> is a writer. But in a truer sense, he is Bookman: a cheerleader for the old, the neglected, the marginalized

Michael Dirda is a writer. But in a truer sense, he is Bookman: a cheerleader for the old, the neglected, the
Michael Dirda is a writer. But in a truer sense, he is Bookman: a cheerleader for the old, the neglected, the [More]

America&rsquo;s most colorful academic? Maybe the renegade biologist <strong>Robert Trivers</strong>, a brawler and former Black Panther with some near-death experiences

America&amp;rsquo;s most colorful academic? Maybe the renegade biologist Robert Trivers, a brawler and former Black Panther with some near-death
America’s most colorful academic? Maybe the renegade biologist Robert Trivers, a brawler and former Black Panther with some near-death [More]

The meaning of <strong>diversity in literature</strong>. Do we want fiction to present aspirational versions of ourselves, or do we want something else entirely?

The meaning of diversity in literature. Do we want fiction to present aspirational versions of ourselves, or do we want something else
The meaning of diversity in literature. Do we want fiction to present aspirational versions of ourselves, or do we want something else [More]

We might think of <strong>magic as medieval</strong>, but its impulse permeates our own society. Consider modern physics or economic theory, suggests Rowan Williams

We might think of magic as medieval, but its impulse permeates our own society. Consider modern physics or economic theory, suggests Rowan
We might think of magic as medieval, but its impulse permeates our own society. Consider modern physics or economic theory, suggests Rowan [More]

<strong>John Clare</strong>&nbsp;claimed to be Shakespeare, Lord Byron, and Sir Walter Scott. His poetry, like the asylum he inhabited, was a place of introspection,&nbsp;delusions,&nbsp;and despair

John Clare&amp;nbsp;claimed to be Shakespeare, Lord Byron, and Sir Walter Scott. His poetry, like the asylum he inhabited, was a place of introspection,&amp;nbsp;delusions,&amp;nbsp;and
John Clare claimed to be Shakespeare, Lord Byron, and Sir Walter Scott. His poetry, like the asylum he inhabited, was a place of introspection, delusions, and [More]

Utility & The Martian

Embed from Getty Images I recently got around to watching The Martian, a science fiction film about the effort to rescue an astronaut from Mars. Matt Damon, who is often rescued in movies, plays
Embed from Getty Images I recently got around to watching The Martian, a science fiction film about the effort to rescue an astronaut from Mars. Matt Damon, who is often rescued in movies, plays [More]

Gender politics of the generic “he”

There’s been a lot of talk lately about what pronouns to use for persons whose gender is unknown, complicated, or irrelevant. Options include singular they and invented, common-gender pronouns. Each
There’s been a lot of talk lately about what pronouns to use for persons whose gender is unknown, complicated, or irrelevant. Options include singular they and invented, common-gender pronouns. Each [More]