Hume's True Scepticism

2016.08.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Donald C. Ainslie, Hume's True Scepticism, Oxford University Press, 2015, 286pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199593866. Reviewed
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There is a vast literature on <strong>Wagner</strong>: his politics, philosophical ambition, and anti-Semitism. Is it any longer possible to really hear the music?

There is a vast literature on Wagner: his politics, philosophical ambition, and anti-Semitism. Is it any longer possible to really hear the
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<strong>Ian McEwan</strong>&nbsp;woke from a daydream with a thought: Write a novel with a fetus as the narrator. "The idea struck me as so silly that I just <br />couldn&rsquo;t resist it.&rdquo;

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The origins of political order

What importance do the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean have for us? This question has been answered in different ways over the centuries, but for a long time the cultures of ancient
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Against narrowness in philosophy

If you asked many people today, they would say that one of the limitations of analytic philosophy is its narrowness. Whereas in previous centuries philosophers took on projects of broad scope,
If you asked many people today, they would say that one of the limitations of analytic philosophy is its narrowness. Whereas in previous centuries philosophers took on projects of broad scope, [More]

Ten underappreciated philosophers of the Islamic World [timeline]

In this timeline, Peter Adamson, author of the History of Philosophy series, highlights ten underappreciated figures of the Islamic world, during and well beyond the medieval era. The post Ten
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A dominant scientific dogma has arrived: <strong>dataism</strong>. The result? Humanism faces an existential challenge, and the idea of free will is under threat

A dominant scientific dogma has arrived: dataism. The result? Humanism faces an existential challenge, and the idea of free will is under
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Rousseau, Nietzsche, Isaiah Berlin, Leo Strauss &mdash; the <strong>history of modernism</strong> is full of pessimists. But modernity is about more than great books

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<strong>Auden</strong> gradually renounced the public stage for a private, meditative life. "When the ship catches fire," he advised, "sit still and pray&rdquo;

Auden gradually renounced the public stage for a private, meditative life. &quot;When the ship catches fire,&quot; he advised, &quot;sit still and
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Do We Want Rapists, Robbers and Murderers to Vote?

Embed from Getty Images My essay on felons and voting received an interesting comment from A.J. McDonald, Jr. He raised a concern about having rapists, robbers and murders voting. One initial reply
Embed from Getty Images My essay on felons and voting received an interesting comment from A.J. McDonald, Jr. He raised a concern about having rapists, robbers and murders voting. One initial reply [More]